My Three Things to Help Improve Your Energy Levels!
Do you lack energy? Do the darker mornings make it hard for you to drag your legs out from under the duvet? Is it difficult to get yourself up and motivated, never mind sorting out the kids? When you arrive at work do you feel you have already ran a marathon, feeling tired and reaching for the biscuit tin?
You are not alone… feeling tired all the time or TATT syndrome, (yep, it has it’s own acronym), is one of the most common complaints in some GP’s waiting rooms. However, there are some simple things that you can do to increase your daily energy levels.
Here are the first 3 to try and non of them involve costly supplements:
1. AVOID ENERGY SAPPING LATE NIGHT MEALS:
Eating late at night can place extra stress on our digestion system and research shows that this in turn can disrupt the body’s natural sleep cycle leading to tiredness and poor energy levels in the morning. Try to ensure you have at least 3 hours before going to bed after eating (and drinking wine – sorry!) to aid with digestion and a restful nights sleep.
2. GET UP WITH THE FIRST ALARM EVEN IF YOUR ARE EXTRA TIRED:
Resist the urge to have another five minutes snooze as this will make you feel worse. Instead, concentrate on giving yourself a little stretch out, jump into the shower and get that energy moving around. Try to get 15 minutes of time to yourself before everyone else gets up. This will help you wake more naturally rather than start the day with a things to do list, which will automatically start to drain you.
3. EAT A GOOD BALANCED BREAKFAST TO IMPROVE ENERGY:
Try to eat a balanced breakfast of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and protein. (See my “Boostiful Pear Porridge” recipe!). Eating a balanced breakfast will help you to have sustained energy throughout the morning, without feeling the need to have a biscuit with your mid morning cuppa.
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