People are more overworked than ever. It can be easy and convenient to grab an energy drink or large soda when you’re feeling tired. But cheap-and-quick energy sources will leave you feeling even more fatigued than you initially were once they wear off.
Try these natural, clean and easy ways to naturally increase your energy.
The more water, the better. Staying hydrated keeps your organs functioning properly, which in turn keeps your energy levels in tip-top shape. Drink at least 16 ounces of water at morning, noon and night.
The simplest way to start is by running. Running increases your flexibility, improves the work of the heart and is a great way to strengthen your muscles. To protect your ankles, it is best to run on asphalt or on the beach. If you work a desk job, this is particularly important. A brief walk can get your blood pumping and will provide you with a short boost of energy to push you through the day. In fact, one study found a 10-minute walk can increase your energy levels for up to two hours.
Eat foods with magnesium
Many of us have a deficiency of magnesium and potassium, which are important for our muscles. Potatoes abound with magnesium and potassium, so the health benefits of it are huge and important for the body. Especially important is eating potatoes for those who spend most of the day sitting in one position. Halibut, whole grains and nuts (in particular almonds and cashews) are a rich source of magnesium.
Make citrus juice
Citrons stimulate the immune system’s improvement and help fight the various diseases that can easily attack your body. They also help digest food and are a better alternative than all those energy drinks that you find in the markets.
Create your own “happy corner”
Stress for some people is a motivator. However, for most people, extreme stress can lead to serious health problems. The increased level of cortisol-stress hormone can affect important biological functions. So, create your corner without stress, where you can escape from all and find your peace.
Add some caffeine
Caffeine boosts energy and helps stave off Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, dementia and cancer. It can also ease migraine pain and step up concentration, memory and reaction time. If you don’t like coffee or feel like it gives you the jitters, try another source of caffeine, such as green or black tea.
Ginseng amazingly increases your energy and improves your health. You can find it in the markets in its crude form, or in the form of a pill. Also, as a casual ginseng source you can also use green tea.
Don’t rely on sugar.
Sugar will provide a temporary energy increase, but it will lead you to crash a couple of hours later. Although natural sugar is OK, try choosing fruits low in fructose, such as citrus and berries, instead of ones high in sugar like cherries and mangoes.
Turn off the devices
Researchers advise you to exclude all devices around you one hour before bedtime. The screens and LED lights overload your brain and prevent you from getting into the REM sleep phase, making you feel even more tired when you wake up.
Exactly! Keeping love helps fight depression, lowers blood pressure, and is a great way to boost energy at the start of the day.
Sometimes we need more than a good sleep and a good diet to rest. When you feel overwhelmed by the tumultuous everyday life and you need tranquility, make a plan, bring some good books and get ready for a trip! Whether it’s a holiday at a distant destination, or a weekend on a mountain, fill the batteries and return the necessary peace!