Everyday Habits to Supercharge Your Day
Always feeling tired the moment you wake up and unable to resist crawling back to bed?
We all have those days when even a morsel of energy seems impossible, but the good news is, by switching up some usual daily routines, getting a natural energy fix to supercharge your day can be really easy. Health and Fitness Travel, experts in wellness holidays worldwide, shares their quick and easy everyday habits for an all-day energy boost!
Ditch the snooze button
Or maybe forget about alarm clocks entirely… We all have an internal body clock that naturally wakes us up. Waking up from an alarm cuts off your natural sleep cycle, more so if you hit the snooze button. The feeling of grogginess and disorientation can come from awakening from an incomplete sleep cycle. Interrupted sleep may be as harmful as no sleep at all. Try adopting a regular sleep schedule and you’ll find yourself not needing an alarm clock to begin with.
You’ve just gone through 7 to 8 hours of sleep without drinking—so naturally, you can be dehydrated upon waking. Greet the morning by drinking a tall glass of water. Not only does it serve as a quick and effective pick-me-up, it also boosts your brain function for the rest of the day. Drinking water fuels up your brain helping you concentrate on any tasks you have at hand.
Sunlight is your friend
Sunlight naturally tells our bodies that it’s time to start the day as exposure to it triggers our bodies to produce less of the sleep hormone called melatonin. Open up your windows or better yet, step outdoors for a fast energy fix. Sunlight provides your body with vitamin D, which can help improve mood and intellectual performance, as well as leave you feeling energised. Moreover, research from experts at the University of Michigan found that a walk outside in the open air helps improve conditions such as memory deficit, inattentiveness and other forms of mental fatigue.
Have a Smoothie!
Add juices or smoothies to your daily breakfast for a quick and convenient way of boosting your energy levels. Every type of fruit contains natural sugars and fibres. Fruits supercharged with vitamin C, such as oranges and kiwis, and fruits rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, will sharpen your focus and provide more mental clarity throughout your day. Mix and match to suit your taste and load up with some add-ins for an extra boost!
Going for a brisk walk for just 10 minutes can help fight the feelings of fatigue and increase your energy for up to 2 hours. Even if you only have time for a stretch, walk around your house, or a few runs up and down the stairs, you could feel much more revived.
Beat the mid-day energy slump and squeeze in any short burst of exercise during your lunch break. If you are working on a computer for most of the day, take moments to look away from the screen as this can put a lot of strain on your eyes, causing you to feel tired and lethargic.
For further guidance and advise, call Health and Fitness Travel on 1300 551 353 or visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com.au