Whether you’ve noticed a dip in your energy levels recently, or you’ve never been one to ‘get up and go’, knowing how to boost your energy can be a challenge. Drinking coffee or eating sugary foods can give you a quick energy rush, but it’s usually followed by an energy crash.
In addition to lowering your levels of activity, feeling tired can affect your brain function and mental health, make you short-tempered, and hinder your efforts to manage your weight.
4 Ways to Boost Your Energy
Even if you experience chronically low energy levels, there are a number of natural energy-boosting techniques you can try.
Wait, what? How can you get active if it leaves you feeling exhausted? The first thing to understand is that it doesn’t take much to get started. Studies show that just a brisk 10-minute walk can increase your energy levels for up to two hours. And if you manage to make it a habit you’ll enjoy even more of an energy boost.
Have A Nap
With things like information overload, side gigs and FOMO all sapping our energy levels, you can be out of gas before the day is done. If you notice energy dips in the middle of the day, research has shown that short power naps can give your brain and body the break they need to restore their energy levels.
Don’t Skip Breakfast or Any Other Meal
Even when you’re resting, your body is burning energy. Energy comes from the food you eat. Any interruption in the supply of that energy can lead to fatigue. Conversely, a good breakfast helps boost your energy levels for the day ahead. And regular meals help keep those levels more consistent.
Try Healthy Herbal Energy Supplements
Natural products like Herbal One’s Pick Me Up can help stoke your energy levels when nothing else seems to work. The long list of healthy, proven ingredients in Pick Me Up can keep you active and alert in many ways.
These include helping you fall asleep and manage your stress levels; support your immune system, digestive system and brain function; increase your metabolism; reduce physical and mental fatigue, and improve nutrient absorption.
To learn more about how walking can help your overall health, check out our article ‘Spring is Here: The Benefits of Walking‘.