Use These 4 Simple Tips To Boost Your Energy!
There are days when my “get-up-and-go” got up and left. I normally start my day out pretty strong with a cardio workout. I love the way I feel after a hard workout that really gets the heart rate high and the sweat flowing down! But, after lunch, I get the feeling my battery is dying. Do you have days like this? Fatigue strikes most people at one time or another. Assuming your doctor has ruled out serious medical causes, here are few basic steps you can take to recharge those batteries!Check out these 4 tips when you need an energy boost! Click To Tweet
1. Pace Yourself.
If you're like me and start your day with a hard workout, it's easy to overtax yourself. After my workout, I take a little time to readjust my “speed of life” to a slower, more relaxed pace. Instead of burning all through my energy stores in just a couple of hours, I'll spread it out between my morning tasks, afternoon tasks, and evening activites—with rest and meals between.
2. Take A Walk or a Nap.
This is my favorite way of recharging. I learned early in my adult life how to take a power nap. But, if you have trouble sleeping at night, napping can make it even harder! And, if that's the case for you, try a power walk instead. A walk around the block, or what I used to do, a walk around the warehouse where I worked. Just moving helps boost the energy level. And if you don't have trouble sleeping at night, a 10-30-minute power nap will be just fine!
3. Skip Most Supplements.
You may have hearad about energy-boosting or so-called “anti-aging” supplements. There is no evidence they work.
- DHEA—There is no evidence that DHEA offers any real benefits, and the side effects remain a questionalbe. You really shouldn't be buying it from ads in teh back of magazines because you don't know what is really in it.
- Iron—Iron only improves your energy is you are clearly deficient, which your doctor can check with a blood test. If you are not low in iron, you don't need to take it—and getting too much iron can be harmful.
- B Vitamins—While B vitamins help the body convert food into the type of energy that cells can burn, taking more B vitamins won't supercharge your cells. That's a myth!
4. Fuel Up Wisely.
Eating a sugary roll from the vending machine will supply you with plenty of calories, but your body will metabolize them faster, and then you can end up with sinking blood sugar and fatigue. You're better off eating lean protein and unrefined carbohydrates. Try something like low-fat yogurt with a sprinkling of nuts, raisins, and honey. Your body will take in the carb-fiber-protein mix slower. Don't skip meals either. Your body needs a certain number of calories to get through the day's work. It's better to space your meals out, so your body gets the nourishment it needs all day long.
I would also suggest you stay away from energy drinks and bars. These are normally loaded with sugar and caffeine. While this will give you a boost quickly, like the sweet roll, they will sink your blood sugar really fast too!
These four tips can help you make it through the day, and my favorite is the power nap. I take a nap all most every day! Eating healthy is important, and I try to choose good options.
How about you? Do you have some tips? Let me know in the comments below! Or, if you need some help, ask me a question and I will find an answer for you!