Snacks that include a heap of protein will help give you a quick energy boost – without an energy crash a few hours later.
Salmon, tuna or fruit and nuts are a great and healthy way to boost your energy levels without blowing your calorie intake for the day.
4. Quench your thirst
Try putting slices of lemon and ice into your water. We often feel more tired when we are dehydrated.
Make sure you’re drinking lots of water to help you feel awake and refreshed.
5. Make sure you have enough iron
You often feel more tired when you’re low in iron. Great sources of iron are in kidney beans, spinach and dried fruit.
6. Eat more fibre
Meals that are high in fibre take longer to digest, so by consuming more fibre earlier on in the day, it will help keep you going.
Fibre is effectively carbohydrates which are indigestible. It is the plant material which our bodies cannot digest which is found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and wholegrain breads and cereals.
The common misconception is that exercising makes you feel more tired, but it’s actually the opposite. Physical activity gets the heart rate up and the blood flowing, releasing endorphins to raise your energy level.
The best exercise for this is cardio.
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