Do you have trouble getting up and can’t get to sleep at night? This quickly leads to a lack of energy, which makes you want to stay in bed for a few more hours. The days seem to get longer and delaying them becomes your best excuse. With the following tips you will have more energy in no time, and in a natural way. Without drinking litres of extra coffee.
#1 Avoid too much sugar
Energy drinks and coffee may seem to give you more energy quickly, but they also make sure that you end up in a dip again and sleep restlessly. Instead, try healthy alternatives that can also give you energy, such as green tea, matcha, guarana, dark chocolate or raw cocoa.
#2 Take care of sunlight
Vitamin D provides a good tuning of your mood and fatigue. Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can cause energy deficiency, depression and fatigue. Vitamin D gets your body mainly from sunlight. It increases the production of serotonin, which can improve your mood and sleep.
#3 Stretching or yoga
Stretching can be both relaxing and energetic. By putting tired muscles in one position (as you do with stretching or yoga), you can often concentrate on other things much better after such a release moment.
#4 Cinnamon helps
According to research, chewing gum or smelling cinnamon can help you concentrate, improve your memory and give you more energy. So to avoid that 4-hour dip you’ll have a pack of cinnamon gum in your bag next time!
#5 Let’s go outside
Being outside is very good for you, even when the sun isn’t shining. Being outdoors can change your mood immediately and often gives you a quick energy boost. A fifteen minute walk in the open air even has the same effect as an espresso!
#6 Drink enough
You may not immediately think about it when you are exhausted, but drinking water is one of the most important ways to increase your energy level. Being a little dehydrated can even reduce your metabolism. The solution is simple: drink at least six glasses of water a day.
#7 Avoid stress
Everybody ends up in stressful situations. The most important thing is to realize how you deal with these ‘triggers’. Exercise can very well help you to use them as a discharge valve. No time? A little yoga or meditation can also help.
#8 Move enough
A 10 minute walk can give you up to 2 hours of energy, which is more than just an energy bar. Try to move as much as possible, even with the little things. Like what more often take the stairs, on the bicycle to your work, a walk with the dog; everything helps. An hour of sports when getting up or in the evening just to gym, you can just the rest of the day much more energy yield.
#9 Eat healthy
I’m sure you already knew that healthy food is important for sufficient energy. But when you skip breakfast and therefore eat a bit too much at lunch, you sabotage morning and afternoon productivity. When you overeat, you are often tired and exhausted. To distribute your energy optimally throughout the day, it’s best to eat small, frequent meals with an occasional snack.
Do you have a dip and crave coffee or something sweet? Then take a nice piece of fruit for a natural energy boost. Fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, natural fruit sugars and carbohydrates. It keeps your blood sugar level up and ensures a stable distribution of your energy level.
More energy with Skin for Skin
Liesbeth also tried Skin for Skin and after a month she noticed that she got a lot more energy. She felt more energetic and felt much better. Read more about this on our page ‘experiences’.