Need a triple shot of espresso to get you going in the morning, or constantly reaching for that energy drink? These caffeinated beverages may give you an immediate energy jolt when you’re feeling sluggish or tired – but that quick high will soon wear off. So, how about beating fatigue the au naturel way? Here’s some alternatives, from nutritional supplements to exploring the great outdoors…
Even mild dehydration can zap your energy and trigger symptoms such as fatigue, drowsiness and headaches. Dehydration causes your blood to thicken, which means your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body and causes our bodies to slow down. Aim to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.
Take a good supplement
Link Nutrition’s Energy + CoQ10 blend is ideal for anyone looking for a new way to feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. This supplement offers a natural, caffeine and crash-free boost of energy – and it contains all the natural goodness of vitamins and minerals just as they are found in food.
“The energy formula contains a stimulating blend of vitamin C and B vitamins to give your body the natural nutrients it needs to perform at its peak,” says nutritionist Libby Limon. “It also contains Coenzyme Q10, which is essential for energy production in virtually every cell of the body, as well as Siberian Ginseng and Cordyceps mushroom – a favourite of athletes because it’s claimed to boost energy and endurance, strengthen the body, and act as a guard against premature ageing.”
Better quality sleep
Can’t stop yawning at your desk because you didn’t get enough sleep the night before? Yes, it’s a no-brainer. But actually it’s not just the amount of sleep we’re getting that can affect our energy levels. A night of poor-quality, or disrupted, sleep will leave you feeling far from refreshed. Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day (including weekends) to get into a good sleep cycle – and absolutely no phones before bed! Also, Link Nutrition’s Sleep supplement can help you enjoy a deeper, less interrupted quality of sleep. The natural non-drowsy formula contains magnesium and glycine, which are proven to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
One of the best natural energy boosters and a way to increase your overall health is to get your body moving. And we’re not just referring to a killer workout. Take a dance class or do some gentle yoga – trust us, you’ll get your mojo back in no time.
More time in nature
Apparently spending 20 minutes outside can give your brain an energy boost comparable to a cup of coffee. It’s cheaper, too – and you don’t need to remember to bring your KeepCup.
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