5 ways to ALL-DAY ENERGY
Don’t let the 3pm slump get you down! Reboot your body with these expert tricks
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…