The Secret to More Energy!

We’ve all been there, you’re halfway through your day (or maybe even week!) and you feel like the life has just been sucked out of you. Nowadays we’re all so busy between work, school, family, etc. that we sometimes forget to listen to what our exhausted body is telling us! Here are a few different tips to help boost your energy levels mid-day/week:
1. Drink more water! When you start to feel tired, try drinking a big glass of water because often times that fatigue you’re feeling could simply be from not enough water intake. Switch up that coffee with some water – if you drink a consistent amount of water a day, this can increase your energy levels and mood incredibly! If you’re not much of a water person, try putting some chopped fruit in your water. Strawberries, oranges, raspberries and blueberries are some examples!
2. Look at what you’re eating. Are you snacking on junk throughout the day? Pack some healthy snacks such as fruit or veggies for when you start getting hungry instead of chips, candy or soda to fill you up. Also be sure you’re eating something with protein in the morning, as well as something healthy for lunch and dinner. Eating healthy always sounds so much harder than it really is, but it’s so easy! With the internet at your fingertips, you can find millions of yummy recipes that are so good for you and your family!

 

3. Exercise. Yes, I realize this gets thrown in for everything BUT it helps so incredibly much! Most times you feel you are too tired to work out, but truthfully once you get going and get your heart rate up your energy level spikes and you feel so much better afterwards! This doesn’t need to be a challenging work out, low intensity walking can have the same effect.  
4. Take a BREAK! Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is take one day and just focus on you. No work (including house work!), no running errands, just take a day and truly enjoy it. Go for a walk at your local park and enjoy the nature around you, stay indoors and catch up on your favorite book you haven’t opened in how long? Stop and take a breath, we all need this at one point or another!

Alyssa Hart
Clinic Coordinator Assistant
Physical Therapy Consultants

March 11th, 2016

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