According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 45% of Americans report that poor or insufficient sleep has affected daily activities at least once over the previous seven days. While poor or little sleep could be affecting your day-to-day routine, there may be other factors that are influencing your overall energy levels. The Marc Pro team has some tips for how to boost energy levels and propel you through the week, naturally.
5 Easy Ways to Boost Energy
Naturally up your energy so that you can feel, work, and perform at your best with these 5 suggestions.
1. Drink Water
If you are not drinking enough water, then you could be affecting your energy levels in a negative way. When you do not rehydrate enough, the hypothalamus sends a signal to the brain that can affect mood and energy levels in an attempt to encourage additional hydration. So drink up and feel your energy increase as an added boost!
2. Review Your Meals
It may seem that the cliché, “You are what you eat,” comes up over and over again. What you put into your body can have a marked impact on how you feel and your overall energy. You can gain the necessary vitamins and minerals from your food choices, including foods with high amounts of magnesium. Consider adding almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews as a quick snack for a pop of flavor and energy. Also, think about adding more whole grain and fish options to your diet to bring your energy to the next level.
3. Power Nap
This type of nap has the power to turn your mood around from lethargic to euphoric. A 10 to 20 minute nap can improve overall memory, encourage creative thinking, and help with learning. So during your next lunch break, consider finding a quiet place to catch a few zzz’s to yield more productivity during the rest of the day.
4. Snack, Snack, Snack
So food comes back into the picture. Calories convert to energy, and if you are lacking proper calories, you can in-turn be lacking the proper energy that you need for your day. Take some time to prep healthy, tasty snacks that have protein to keep you satiated and give you that added push until your next meal.
5. Recover Better
By taking the steps to properly recover post-workout or after a long day at work, you can encourage your body to become more efficient with flushing waste out, and allowing for nutrients to come into the body. Add the Marc Pro to your end-of-day routine to encourage better sleep and prepare you for a new day with more energy!