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Has your busy schedule stressed you out and kept you low in energy? Instead of grabbing that cup of coffee or worse, an energy drink or sugary soda, follow these tips to boost your energy levels naturally. We bet these will keep you feeling more energised and centred.
Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp can be a good way to release tension and trigger a relaxation response in your body. Stimulating your scalp will make you feel more alert and energised suggests a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience. The easiest thing to do is to whip up a hairbrush and brush your scalp.
Look outside your window: Stress can have an enormous impact on your energy levels. If you are sitting at your desk all day, take a minute to look at the view outside to get an energy boost. According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the soothing scenery outside will cause your brain to produce chemicals that will enhance your mood and, in turn, make you feel energetic.
Just laugh: Have a good hearty laugh as laughter not only eases your tension but also fuels your energy suggests a study published in the Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal. It ups your circulation, relaxes tensed muscles and quickens your breathing sending more energy to your brain, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Take a few deep breaths: Whenever you feel sluggish just take a few long deep breaths. Sit comfortably, close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose. Breathe out through your mouth and repeat this 8-10 times. With each deep breath, you will deliver energy-boosting oxygen to every cell in your body.
Eat some snacks: If you feel a dip in your energy levels in mid-afternoon, it is probably because your sugar levels are low. Having a snack will instantly boost your energy levels. Have a protein-rich snack that will not only give you an energy boost but will also rev your metabolism.
Walk around: Instead of taking a coffee break, take breaks to move and walk around. Do some stretching or walk up and down the stairs. This will stimulate your blood circulation delivering more oxygen to your muscles and brain. You will be amazed how energised you feel after the break.
Sleep well: And finally, invest in some comfortable mattress and pillows to ensure that you have a restful sleep. When you wake up in the morning, you will feel more than energised and upbeat.