Do you ever feel like your ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone? Modern life can be stressful, and we all have times when it all feels like a little bit too much. Your concentration may suffer, you might feel a bit short tempered and generally less able to cope with life. The good news is that there’s plenty you can do to boost flagging energy levels – here are some of our favourite tips to boost energy levels this summer!
1. Eat well
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is the number one way to feel better. In the short term, take a multi-vitamin supplement to make sure you’re getting all you need. Longer term, though, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, add oily fish and whole grains to your diet and snack on whole nuts such as almonds, cashews, hazelnuts or walnuts for a quick protein boost.
- Move more
Going for a walk because you feel tired all the time might seem a bit counter-intuitive, but actually gentle exercise reduces stress and increases energy levels. Now it’s summer, go for a morning stroll to increase oxygen and serotonin levels for the day, or cycle to the pub in the evening.
- Sleep more
Pushing yourself too hard is draining. Eating well and exercising more will help support a better quality of sleep, but going to bed at the same time every night and having a ‘quiet hour’ last thing in the evening will help you to feel more rested, too.
- Drink more
Water, that is! Even slight dehydration can sap energy levels, so drink lots of non-fizzy, non-alcoholic fluids throughout the day, particularly now the weather’s warmer.
- Look after yourself
Having some ‘me time’ regularly isn’t an indulgence but a necessity. Going to the hairdressers, having your nails done or getting a massage can help to control exhausting stress levels. Don’t forget to look after your insides, as well – your colon gets just as stressed and overworked as you do, so treat it to a warm, relaxing bath with a series of colonic hydrotherapy treatments. Afterwards, you’ll feel more energised, less sluggish and bloated and more ready to face the world again.
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