With so many of us tackling over packed schedules everyday it can be hard to find the energy to get everything you wanted DONE.
Towards the end of the day or the week all you want to do is collapse and RELAX. We are here to tell you - DO REST!!!
Your body needs it. Sleep is one of the things most Americans are lacking. The hours needed changes as we age, and females typically need more than men but aiming for 7-8 hours a night is the safest bet.
Now, for those of you who are getting good sleep, but still are hitting an energy low mid-day there are a couple things you can do to wake yourself up and re-energize!
The following tips can benefit anyone who has low energy, but we want to stress getting enough sleep first.
Here are your 5 EASY ENERGY PICK ME UPS!!
1. DO TEN STAND UPS
If you sit in a chair for most of your day you need to wake the lower part of your body up. Stand up and sit back down 10x in your chair and you will not only feel more awake but you will also increase your activity level for the day. We recommend doing this at least every two hours if your job keeps you in a seated position for most of the day.
2. WALK AROUND THE BLOCK
Just simply doing a quick lap outside can really help bring your energy up! Get a little vitamin D and boost your mood. Now if getting outside is an issue you can do a quick lap around the office or house, but getting those sunshine rays is ideal.
3. DRINK LEMON WATER
Adding a little bit of citrus to an ice cold glass of water is a great way to give yourself a little boost without having to rely on another caffeinated drink. Also drinking lemon water throughout your day keeps your hunger levels low.
4. SHAKE IT OUT
Now this one you may not want to do in the middle of your office - but you should because it could bring a couple good laughs! Stand up and shake your whole body for 10 seconds. Then take a deep breath in and out. INSTANT ENERGY!! Trust us, try it!
5. SMELL THE ROSES
OK, you do not have to go out and smell a rose but you can buy some nice essential oils, rub a little in your hand and take a deep breath. Peppermint is a great scent to wake you up- as are citrus scents. You do not have to get anything crazy - even smelling a little perfume can wake you up, because you are activating another sense which ignites new signals to fire in your brain.
So there they are five quick energy fixes to keep you moving and grooving throughout your day, but don't forget the most important thing is to get enough sleep!!