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3 Natural Ways to Stay Energized — No Coffee Needed

Whether you wake up in the morning feeling like you have half a brain, or you deal with a regular afternoon slump, there are ways to perk yourself up that don't involve a trip to the coffee shop. Keep reading to see three natural — and easy — ways to lift yourself out of a sluggish streak.

Exercise: One of the easiest ways to beat a bout of fatigue is to get up and get moving! Even a little stretching is enough to get the blood flowing, loosen up muscles, and wake up a tired body. Try this energy-boosting yoga series if you need a little jump in the day, or, even better, get outside. Studies show that regular exercise can boost energy levels by 20 percent, and that a dose of natural light increases alertness and brain activity. Try and fit an afternoon run into your schedule or make a point to go for an outdoor walk during your lunch break.

Eat the right foods: It's easy to make poor food choices when you're tired, but resist the urge to grab a sugar-laden soda or candy bar. Instead, go for a healthy energy-boosting snack instead. Something that's a good mix of complex carbs, protein, and fiber will perk you up and sustain you through the day. If you're feeling exceptionally sluggish, treat yourself to a cup of green tea, which will also help get your metabolic rate up.

Drink water: Sometimes combating fatigue is as easy as reaching for a glass of water — fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration, after all. Make sure you always carry a water bottle with you or that you sip from a glass throughout the day.

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Mukesh-Gupta Mukesh-Gupta 4 years
Nicely spelled words to have a smart wake-up. thanks
EmanHabib EmanHabib 4 years
great article.. small but really helpful.. recently I finally was diagnosed to have chronic fatigue syndrome and this laziness was a disease.. it made me gain weight and become more lazy... and u r right about water.. I feel really better when I keep a bottle of water next to me and keep drinking, It really can make me forget about that cup of coffee :)
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