So what follows are the little known tips that can give you the boost of energy that you’d been missing all this long and stay productive at work. Just try these 6 little known simple tips to see your energy levels and alertness soaring:
Cycling to work is not only good for the environment, it also helps you start the day feeling fresh and revived. Exercising in the morning is a great way to boost your system – just do not Forget to fuel up with a power breakfast following thereafter.
DITCH THE CAFFEINE
Give up caffeine – it is a temporary fix and can actually make your brain and body more sluggish and less alert in the long run. Instead, choose water, herbal tea, diluted fruit juice or decaffeinated alternatives to your usual drink.
If you have a shower in the morning, finish with a two-minute cold burst to boost your circulation and get your scalp tingling. Not only will this wake up your body, but also give your brain a boost of adrenaline to help wake you up naturally without caffeine.
Walking uses virtually every muscle group in the body and can burn up to 520 calories an hour. Not only that, a brisk walk has been shown to flood the body with feel-good endorphins helping to beat depression and boost mood .
BREAK YOUR FAST
Avoid carbohydrates for breakfast and plump for proteins instead to boost your brain’s levels of dopamine and increase alertness, as well as keeping your blood sugar steady. Choose eggs, mushroom & tomatoes or yogurt sprinkled with nuts and seeds.
WATER YOUR ENERGY
If you suffer from a late-afternoon slump in energy and concentration levels and have eaten a healthy non-fast-food lunch you are probably dehydrated. Aim to drink around eight glasses of water steadily throughout the day and avoid tea, coffee and fizzy drinks which can add to dehydration.
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