We all have days when our energy levels feel low. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to boost our energy in a healthy way whenever we need to? Here are a few suggestions you can use to beat tiredness and get going again.
Wake Up Early
Waking early allows time for important things that could otherwise be lost. Whether it is exercise, meditation, yoga or just a morning cup of tea, there’s no denying that you’ll feel better when you get up earlier.
Drink lots Of Water
In a hot climate like Mexico, staying hydrated is even more important. Your body and mind can easily get tired when dehydration sets in so make sure to drink water throughout the day.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Sleeping well is vital to good energy levels; find out what helps you sleep well and what works against you. If you keep your phone near you at night anyway, download a sleep-tracking app to monitor your light sleep and deep/REM sleep.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Fuel your body right from the start of the day with carbs, protein and good fats. As the saying goes: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper!
Exercise At Least 20 Minutes Per Day
Whether this is a walk on the beach or to the grocery store, or an intense calorie burning exercise class, getting your body moving is one of the best ways to increase your energy levels and benefit from boosting your mood and metabolism at the same time.
Avoid Simple Carbs And The Post Lunch Lull In Energy
Stay clear of too much white bread, pasta and refined sugars at lunchtime and opt instead for complex carbs like fruit and vegetables, high fiber foods and a balance of proteins and good fats.
Choose Your Snacks Wisely
Snack on healthy options like fruits, vegetables, hummus, yoghurts, nut butters etc. This will give you an energy boost without being followed by an energy crash.
Mood Boosting Music
If you tend to have lower energy at a certain time of day and struggle to concentrate on work, search YouTube for music for concentration, focus or learning. You will come across a wide variety of tracks lasting several hours. Just playing one in the background can help you focus and stay on task.
Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert and Founder of Spa & Wellness Mexico magazine