5 ways to ALL-DAY EN­ERGY

Don’t let the 3pm slump get you down! Re­boot your body with these ex­pert tricks

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Health -

STOP SKIP­PING BREAK­FAST

This leads to low en­ergy for the day, says di­eti­tian Mark Robin­son. “Break­fast wakes up your di­ges­tive sys­tem to get your body burn­ing stub­born fat stores and re­lease en­ergy through­out the day. Go for high fi­bre, nat­u­ral car­bo­hy­drate op­tions like rice cakes, nat­u­ral muesli, oats, whole­grain toast and quinoa for a slow re­lease of moder­ate en­ergy.”

WEAR BRIGHT CLOTH­ING

Af­ter many stud­ies, it’s been found that dark colours have a neg­a­tive ef­fect on en­ergy. Ac­cord­ing to trans­for­ma­tion and well­be­ing coach Lawrence Mitchell, colours have a psy­cho­log­i­cal ef­fect on us by trig­ger­ing neu­ro­log­i­cal re­sponses. Try colours like red and or­ange for feel­good vibes and deep blue for calm and fo­cus.

PEEL AN OR­ANGE

If your eye­lids are droop­ing, grab an or­ange. The in­vig­o­rat­ing scent and nat­u­ral fruc­tose will give you a boost, plus the peel­ing ac­tion will dis­tract your mind.

GO WITH THE FLOW

For en­ergy, “a dy­namic vinyasa [yoga] class will hit the spot,” says Kate Kendall of Flow Ath­letic. “The se­quence in­cludes a bal­ance be­tween stand­ing and seated pos­tures as well as en­cour­ag­ing the move­ment in ev­ery di­rec­tion.”

SNACK ON AL­MONDS

Mag­ne­sium is great to help re­duce fa­tigue and al­monds are high in the su­per sup­ple­ment! They’re a fill­ing snack and easy to in­clude in your diet to up your nutri­ent in­take. For a sweet treat, dark choco­late is also high in mag­ne­sium. Just say­ing…

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