10 Ways to Beat Fatigue
It has almost become normal for many people to feel groggy no matter what is the season now. The new way of life is overwhelmed with responsibilities and stress. Sometimes it becomes really difficult to fight brain fog and exhaustion. Consuming great amounts of caffeine and sugar is not the way to fight low energy levels. We’ve prepared 10 health-enhancing ways to cope with fatigue at any time of the day.
1. Enjoy a perfect breakfast
Protein and healthy fat will boost your brain and body’s energy. Make sure your breakfast is healthy. One of the best options is the morning green smoothie. It’s easy and quick to prepare, fine for your digestion and contains phytonutrients that will fuel your body and brain for the whole day.
Exercise can relieve tension, boost your circulation, increase your metabolism and cause your body to release “happy chemicals” called endorphins. Shoot for at least 30 minutes of moderate to high-intensity exercise most days of the week, but keep in mind that any extra activity is better than none.
Sleeping until well rested every night will ensure that you are back up to 100-percent every morning; it helps you deal with body aches and it allows your joints to rest. Most adults feel their best at seven to eight hours of shut-eye per night.
4. Just relax
Back-to-back conference calls, multiple deadlines make energy disappear from your body and mind at warp speed. Get a break! Re-energize naturally by turning on some relaxing music for just a couple of minutes. Gentle rhythms will bring you a feeling of well-being as well as make your mind clearer.
5. Go Outside
Exposure to at least 30 minutes of natural sunlight every day will help boost your another one of your brain’s “happy chemicals” called serotonin. If you work inside, eat your lunch outside or go for a walk when you get a chance to revitalize your mind and body.
6. Make sure to have a good – size lunch
Your lunch should be healthy. Don’t try to skip meals or eating the very small amount of food, as this won’t fuel you enough through the afternoon’s labors. Consider unprocessed ingredients, good fats, and vegetables.
Laughing will boost your heart rate and activate your muscles, which immediately help you feel less fatigued. Find ways to imbue your day with laughter. For example, look up a website on jokes, watch a favorite humor clip online or phone to a friend who always gets you to crack a smile.
8. Stretch & breathe deeply
Do a deep stretch by pulling your arms up over your head, pulling your elbows down on each side and stretching back as far as you can go. Take deep breaths to get the heart pumping. A few moments of peaceful meditation can also help to free your mind to work your way through your afternoon lull.
9. Drink Green Tea
It has a little caffeine but its full of antioxidants and other good-for-you stuff. Plus, you can find caffeine-free versions if you really want to go without.
10. Power down your home
To prepare your body and mind for sleep, make an electronic sundown. That means that at around 10 pm you should turn off your PC, TV, put your cell phone to charge in another room and make sure there are no glowing or blinking lights. If you can’t completely darken your room, wear a sleep mask. The aim is to reach a deep and restorative sleep your body requires.
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