As a woman, a great deal is expected of you: you’re a mother, a chauffeur, a cook, a housekeeper, and at the same time, you juggle a career and possibly even college classes. This can wear on your energy levels, but there are ways to boost your energy without resorting to coffee or energy drink binges. Try these natural boosts so that you can continue on with your day without suffering a sugar crash.
While this might sound exhausting if you’re already tired, 15-20 minutes of exercise, such as walking, will boost your energy levels naturally through the release of feel-good endorphins.
If you’re groggy after lunch, take the time for a brisk walk in order to increase your afternoon energy naturally.
While it’s important to eat breakfast, skipping any meal is bad for your energy levels.
If you lower your caloric intake for the sake of a crash diet, you’re actually harming your body because it doesn’t have the energy that it needs.
One of the biggest drains on your energy is stress. While you can’t eliminate all of the stress in your life, letting go of stress-inducing issues that aren’t really important can go a long way in boosting your energy.
Forgive your enemies and cut toxic people from your life in order to decrease your stress levels.
While that box of glazed donuts in the conference room or those fresh bear claws at the bakery might look tempting, they are actually potential energy zappers.
Binging on sugar early in the day can cause a late-morning sugar crash. Instead, eat a healthy breakfast so you have the willpower to avoid those sugary treats. Eating cereals that are high in fiber will keep your digestive system healthy and keep you full until lunchtime arrives.
Instead of getting your next drink from the soda machine down the hall, choose a large bottle of chilled water instead. By hydrating yourself, you’ll stave off fatigue and your body’s functions will operate more efficiently.
Sugary drinks will only make you irritable and sleepy later in the day. Avoid large amounts of alcohol in the evening as well because it will make you feel all the more dehydrated the morning after.
Many women don’t get all the nutrients, minerals, or vitamins they need on a daily basis. Older women in particular can suffer from a lack of energy if they don’t get the right amount.
Taking a daily multivitamin is a great way to boost energy and to ensure you’re getting all the minerals and vitamins you need in order to stay healthy.
If you’re constantly feeling fatigued, it may be health related. Visit your doctor to have your iron count checked and have him or her check your thyroid gland.
If it’s not functioning properly, then it could cause you to feel tired, even if you’ve had a good night’s sleep.