Want to get fit? Want to get tips to boost your energy level?
To get through a very busy day, you need energy – lots of it. But if your own fuel tank is nearly empty, your day doesn't pause and wait for you. And so to keep up with it, to boost your energy level, you need to refuel and recharge. Here are some easy ways to do just that.
Reduce stress and negativity
Fear and anxiety as well as stress sap your energy. They make you feel tired not just physically but also mentally, so relax. Banish those bad vibes by actively finding time for fast relaxation every day. Do what makes you happy, be it playing your favorite song, drinking a glass of warm milk, or chatting with a good friend.
Eat whole grains and magnesium-rich food to keep your energy levels high. Whole grains – found in food like NESTLÉ Breakfast Cereals – help in the steady release of energy, keeping your energy level balanced and consistent. That's much better than the sugar high you get after indulging in a sweet snack; you do get a burst of energy, but it suddenly drops.
As for magnesium, it also aids in releasing energy. If you don't get enough of this mineral, your body works harder to accomplish physical tasks, according to the Human Nutrition Research Center of the US Department of Agriculture. Get your daily fill of magnesium from a handful of nuts like cashew, whole grains, and fish.
Meditate for a moment
Got a minute? Good. Recharge your tired brain through minute-long meditation. Find a quiet spot in the office, at home, or wherever you find yourself. Take five deep breaths, and focus on each as you inhale and exhale. Do this exercise at the start of your day and right after lunch; meditating can ward off that afternoon drowsiness.
Take a walk
Why walk when your energy level is already low? Walking actually boosts it. A brisk, 10-minute walk can energize you for two hours, according to a California State study. Do it every day for three weeks and you'll experience an overall energy – and even mood – boost. Stroll outdoors if you can, or choose to take the stairs at the office to get your daily dose of walking.
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