With today's busy lifestyles, it is no wonder people have a hard time trying to find the energy to work out. For many people, just trying to get through a day of work is a challenge. It’s no wonder that so many people turn to caffeine to make it through (or to get them to the gym). But downing too much coffee, or even worse, soda and energy drinks is a short-lived fix that can ultimately sap your energy.
Energy Boost Alternatives To Caffeine
The solution is to get a healthy dose of energy, and to find ways to boost your energy that are long-lasting. Try some of these strategies:
Get Some Sun
Even a few minutes out in the sun can give you an energy boost. If you’re in an office all day with no windows and a bunch of fluorescent lights beaming down on you, you’re bound to get tired. Get up from your desk and spend a few minutes in the outdoors.
Listen To Uplifting Music
Get in your car and blast your favorite tunes. Sing along for an added boost.
Get More B Vitamins Into Your Diet
Eat some spinach! Eating foods packed with Vitamin D helps deliver sustained energy to your body throughout the day. While you may not feel the effects of this immediately, being sure you’re getting these important nutrients will ensure you get sustained energy on a regular basis.
A good laugh can give you a boost that will get you through that mid-afternoon slump. Watch some silly videos or listen to a comedian.
Take A Walk, Or Exercise
This may be tough if you’re tired, but next time you’re feeling sluggish, don't reach for coffee. Get up, take a brief walk or do some form of exercise. If you are chained to your desk, get up and touch your toes, march in place for a few minutes, do some squats, etc. You may look funny doing it, but you’ll feel better.
A personal trainer can help you boost your energy through a guided workout. Ralph Roberts not only creates custom workouts that get results, he also helps his clients make healthy lifestyle choices. Find Ralph Roberts at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo.
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