Pep-ups when you’re down
WHEN you’ve had a bad couple of days and are feeling down, there are a few things you can do to restore your energy levels. Here are some ideas.
Take a day off
Take a day or two off. It feels sinfully wicked to sit at the side of a totally empty pool or beach in the middle of the week. Treat yourself to some sun, a swim and a massage. Destressing is what it’s all about.
Go for a walk
It sounds the wrong way round but several studies have found that rather than sitting still, you should get up and get moving. It seems a brisk 10-minute walk increases your energy levels for several hours.
However, as these studies tend to be in cool countries, you may want to opt for mall walking rather than being out in the mid day sun.
Eat a massive salad with lots of crunchy vegetables
If you’re eating a lot of processed food you can miss out on micronutrients. This can lead to fatigue, low mood levels and health problems.
As such, make sure you fuel your body with a big bowl of light and dark green leaves topped up with bell peppers, mushrooms, red cabbage, walnuts, carrot strips, horseradish and fresh herbs. Go for six colours and you should be fine.
Loneliness is a very draining condition. By going dancing you get your body moving and it’s also social. Plus, if you choose something cheerful, the beat of the music will lift your spirits.