How many times a day do you look to coffee, soda or candy in your quest to stay awake during work or school? If often, you may have been looking into all the wrong remedies.
Consuming the above mentioned to fill sleepy voids usually end up making people feel more sluggish than they were to begin with. Sugar and coffee, which can improve or worsen your nerves and alertness, are not always the right answers. Too much coffee causes irritability and stinky breath, and sugar highs die hard. Plus, those options are temporary.
A lagging Vixen? Not a good look! Here’s our solution: a quick list of healthy ways to help keep you energized throughout the day.
Check it out after the jump.
Six to seven hours of a sleep a day is ideal, don’t you agree? So, stick to it! If you set a maximum bedtime and cut back on the naps, waking up in the morning won’t be so hard. It’ll become routine.
First, eat a light breakfast! That breakfast-is-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day line is a true. Not eating after waking up causes the body’s metabolism to slow down, which, in turn, makes you feel tired. A light meal in the morning helps speed up your metabolism and burn calories quicker throughout the day–this is what boosts your energy! If you’re in too much of a rush to make a little meal, a fruit smoothie should hold you over ’til lunchtime. It’s quick and easy to make; all you need is some fruit, 100% fruit juice (Ocean Spray works) and a blender.
And second, replace that other round of coffee and energy drinks with green tea. Not only does green tea contain a little caffeine, but the antioxidants in it help fight off oxidizing agents that would otherwise drain your energy. It helps reduce the risk of heart disease and cancers including breast and bladder.
If taken daily, Omega 369 vitamins can help lower blood pressure, balance emotions, clear skin, and grow healthy hair and nails. Omega 3, 6 and 9 are fatty acids important to maintaining healthy reproductive, cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems. When these systems go haywire, your energy becomes nonexistent.