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Tired? 4 simple ways to boost energy

Every now and then, you might have one of those gloomy, low-energy days which can end up being a complete drag on your productivity. And what’s more, when you are feeling like the hours are passing by at a crawl, a coffee or three may often be your go-to elixir.

Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to revitalize and refresh your energy reserves and have a productive day. This involves diet, sleep and exercise.  

Diet

You can boost your energy levels with fatty acids and protein. Fatty acids can be sourced from fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, and nuts. Protein can be found in lean meats such as chicken and turkey. There are many healthy recipes that include these important nutrients.

There are many energy boosting foods that you can include in your meal plan that are very simple and easy to make.

Water is important in conquering fatigue.  If your body is short on fluids, one of the first signs is the feeling of fatigue.

Get plenty of sleep

Lack of sleep can leave you feeling fatigued making it difficult to concentrate. Research shows that sleep can increase your energy levels.

Exercise

Exercise can boost energy levels.  Exercise also releases serotonin and dopamine which is the reason why you feel so good after a workout.  What kind of exercise you do doesn’t really matter, but consistency is the key. As little as 20 minutes of low to moderate aerobic activity at least three to four times per day can help sedentary people feel more energised and boost mood.

Maintain a healthy weight

Energy and weight loss go hand in hand.  When you lose the weight, you have more energy to go to the gym and do more exercise.  Prior to losing the weight however, those extra pounds may have been straining your joints and literally weighing you down. 

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