Can't keep your eyes open for that 3 p.m. meeting? Having trouble waking up for that morning run? You are not alone!
With increasingly busy lives, many people are finding themselves feeling tired and drained. If the tiredness you’re experiencing is lifestyle-related, and not medically-related, here are five ways to boost your energy – naturally.
- Control your stress
It’s not uncommon for people with busy lives to feel stressed or anxious. Perhaps you struggle to concentrate, experience racing thoughts, or simply feel overwhelmed from professional, family, and social obligations. Instead of taking on everything at once, try to streamline your list of "must-do" activities. Start by organizing your priorities from most important to least important and asking for extra help if necessary. Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy so getting under control can help boost your energy level.
- Take a screen timeout
Most people only blink about 18 times a minute. But when you stare at the television or sit in front of a computer for too long, you blink almost half as frequently, resulting in asthenopia, or eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain can include dry eyes, headaches or migraines, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or nausea. Most of the time, asthenopia isn’t serious and goes away once you rest your eyes. Start getting up from your desk throughout the day to refocus and reenergize. Whether it’s a quick walk or running an errand, take some time away from the computer will boost your energy and your mood.
Exercising gives your cells more energy to burn and it circulates oxygen. It can also lead to higher brain dopamine levels, which helps elevate your mood. One study found that sedentary people with persistent, unexplained fatigue decreased their tiredness by around 65% just by regularly participating in low-intensity cycling. Another one has suggested that going for a 10-minute walk when you feel tired is a superior “pick me up” compared to having a snack. So, when that mid-afternoon energy slump rolls around, get active!
- Eat for energy
For foods to give you that much-needed boost, you need to eat the right ones at the right time. There's nothing worse than skipping meals. Your body needs fuel to perform, just like a car needs gas to run. If you don't provide it, your body will break down muscle tissue to generate it. Eating foods with a low glycemic index — whose sugars are absorbed slowly — can help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches. Foods with a low glycemic index include whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils.
- Drink water
During the day, you lose water via urine and sweat. So, to stay hydrated, you need to drink enough water to compensate for this loss. Dehydration can affect your brain function, mood, and energy levels. In one study, young men who lost 1.59% of their fluid had a poorer working memory function and experienced increased feelings of anxiety and fatigue. Even mild dehydration can cause sleepiness, so when fatigue strikes, drink a glass of water; or better yet, drink eight glasses a day and stay hydrated all day long!
- Take an energy supplement
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