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Low on Energy? Try This...

Sometimes we just feel tired all the time or just a little low on fuel. There are so many reasons you could be feeling like this (hormonal change, lack in sleep, stress, etc.) and you're not alone.

So instead of turning to a Red Bull or agonizing over the fact that you have no energy, try these tips from on giving your energy a boost:

  • Ensure you get the right amount of calories per day.
  • Ensure your food balance is correct and made up of the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins and essential fats.
  • Drink at least two liters of water per day, more if you exercise.
  • Eat small meals throughout the day instead of nothing all day then a huge meal at night when you least need the energy before going to bed.
  • Ensure you get enough quality sleep every night. Preferably seven hours uninterrupted.
  • Take part in at least 30 minutes of activity everyday. It all adds up: walking to the shops instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the lift or cycling instead of driving, all make a difference.

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  • Avoid tea and coffee because of the caffeine it causes energy peaks and troughs.
  • Avoid cakes, biscuits and chocolate during the day as the high sugar content will cause energy peaks and troughs leaving you feeling wiped out.
  • Bread can make a lot of people feel very tired shortly after eating, so try to cut down on sandwiches and see if that makes a difference.
  • Eat the recommended five portions of vegetable or fruit per day.
  • Try not to rely on alcohol as a means of unwinding of a night. It has very negative effects physically in terms of muscle recovery, weight gain and on sleep patterns. Or, if you can’t give it up, try and have a glass of wine rather than the whole bottle!


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