Energy 24/7 – Tips to make you feel unstoppable
Feeling your energy drop mid-day and that your body needs a rest, is one of our more habitual problems, yet solving it is possible by incorporating foods, routines and healthy habits that will make us function better and feel more active.
These are our 5 tips for continuous energy:
–Eat breakfast as a foundation for the day: often, due to our routine or because we’re in a hurry, we neglect such an important step as is breakfast, and this lack of food is one of the most common causes of that tired mid-day sensation.
Include protein, slow-absorbing carbs and fruit in your first meal of the day, in order to help your body take off and last longer.
A tip you can add to your morning routine is to create a list of daily objectives; this will help you face and focus the day.
–Non-stop hydration: drinking at least 2 litres of water a day and keeping the body hydrated will ensure an adequate blood pressure and avoid bad circulation, with the muscles getting less oxygen and thus, making us feel fatigued.
–The importance of eating between meals: providing energy to our body in small doses throughout the day is key to maintaining high glucose levels and avoiding the fatigue caused by hypoglycaemia. Snacks such as nuts, dark chocolate or green tea will recharge our batteries.
–Stay active: contrary to popular belief, daily sports generate energy for our body to use subsequently for hours. A walk, an indoor bike circuit or a 20 minute run will make us feel more agile and active throughout the day.
–Resting is key: we shouldn’t sacrifice sleep time. A base of 7 to 8 hours of rest each day is essential for our performance. The lack of sleep affects our mental agility and bodily dexterity.
A tip to help you fall asleep faster? Lavender aromas and the use of diaphragmatic breathing: taking deep breaths, from the abdomen, will allow our body to relax and will induce a deep and repairing sleep.