A professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, states, “Nature fuels the soul.” Research suggests that connecting with nature is a helpful way to recharge when we feel depleted.
As the afternoon wears on, are your eyelids sagging? For a boost of energy, avoid sweets, coffee, or energy drinks. Although sugar and caffeine might give you an immediate pick-me-up, when the quick high wears off, you will crash and feel even drained
Keeping sluggishness at bay requires a lasting solution. You can feel refreshed and revitalized after using these fatigue fighters.
1. Breakfast is a must:
The number of people who skip breakfast in the morning is lower than the number of people who eat it every morning. Foods high in fiber, such as hot oatmeal, stay in your system longer than sweet rolls or pastries. You won’t get hungry as the day progresses (hunger can make you tired).
2. Try a downward dog:
Studies have shown yoga can be an excellent fatigue fighter due to its postures and deep breathing.
3. Sing your favorite song:
Your body releases less stress hormones when you perform, which gives you an emotional high. Sing away with your hairbrush and your favorite song. It might be wise to save your vocal stylings for the car if you don’t want to face your coworkers’ puzzled looks.
4. Water healthy for you:
You can feel fatigued and drained when you dehydrated. In order to keep your body well hydrated, you want to drink enough water to keep it hydrated. You don’t necessarily need to drink “eight glasses a day.” Hydration measured by feeling thirst-less and having clear urine. Keep a water cooler or fridge handy for refills every few hours. You’ll also wake up by walking there.
5. You can get nuts:
Almonds and peanuts are high in magnesium and folate (folic acid). Energy and cell production depend on these nutrients. Feeling tired can caused by a lack of these nutrients in your body.
6. Take a cinnamon stick:
The aroma of this spice said to make some people feel more alert and reduce fatigue. Can’t find cinnamon? From your bag, grab a mint. Another way to fight fatigue is by inhaling peppermint’s sweet aroma. In order to determine whether or not these aromas affect energy levels, more research is needed.
7. Move your body:
The heart, muscles, and brain receive oxygen-rich blood when you exercise, which is a natural energy booster. Maintaining your energy levels will be easier if you are able to squeeze in a workout every day — even if it’s for just 10 minutes. Whenever possible, get up and move, even if it’s just walking in circles while you talk.
8. Allow the sun to enter:
On a warm, clear day, a few minutes of walking can boost mood, memory, and the ability to absorb new information. Self-esteem can even improved by spending time outside. At the very least, open the shades if you cannot get outside.
9. Take a bite:
Fuel is essential for your brain’s performance. Your mind starts running on fumes when your blood sugar level drops, resulting in a fuzzy feeling. Eat a snack that will keep you awake through the afternoon if your head is starting to droop. The most effective snacks for maintaining blood sugar levels are those that combine protein with slow-burning carbohydrates, such as banana slices with peanut butter or granola with fresh berries.
10. Spend time with upbeat friends:
There is a surprising amount of contagiousness when it comes to emotions. Your energy can sapped by people who are always negative and down, but you can energized by those who are always upbeat and enthusiastic.