If you find yourself yawning your way through the week – chances are your energy needs a boost. The good news? If the tiredness you're experiencing is lifestyle-related, there are lots of things you can do to get out of that slump.
We’ve put together our top energy-boosting tips to help get you started. So take a seat, get focussed and enjoy these five pearls of wisdom:
1. Get some sleep
It might seem obvious, but if you feel yourself dragging by mid-morning, you probably need more quality sleep. And you’re not alone - only 17% of UK adults aren’t logging the recommended 8 hours of shut-eye per night.
If this sounds like you, try cutting the caffeine, minimise screen time and stick to a bed time. You might find that an extra hour of snoozing is the only thing you need to revitalise your energy levels.
2. Reduce stress
Between juggling work, family, and other commitments, it’s easy to see why you might be feeling a little stressed. But tension and anxiety can eat away at your energy levels and leave you feeling exhausted.
So try to find a way to minimise lifestyle-related stress, whether it’s re-centring your body yoga, reading your favourite book, or carving out time to go for a walk with friends. Self-care won’t just keep the sluggishness at bay, but it will also help put a spring in your step.
3. Sweat a little
When you’re feeling tired, squeezing a workout into your day is probably the last thing you want to do. But exercising three to four times per week won’t just keep your energy levels at their peak. It can also help you snooze more soundly, so you wake feeling more refreshed.
4. Nurture your body with nutrients
Your brain needs a balanced diet to function at its best. So if your head starts to droop, reach for a healthy, nutritious snack to help recharge your body and fuel your vitality.
5. Sip your way to wellness
Dehydration can zap your energy levels, leaving you feeling drained and fatigued. So try to drink enough water throughout the day and listen to your thirst, especially when you’re likely to sweat more, for example, during exercise. You’ll feel more revved up to get the workout started.
A few simple tweaks to your daily routine might make all the difference to your energy levels, helping to elevate your mood. But if it seems like you’re still exhausted no matter what you do, check in with your doctors to rule out any underlying medical causes.