During the winter time most of us can feel our energy levels hit rock bottom and we find ourselves reaching for a quick fix, an energy drink here, a stodgy meal there but these fast solutions could leave us feeling more sluggish and make our energy levels drop off the scale.
So here’s a 5 tips to see you through the rest of the winter.
# No Sugar fixes – They’ll give you that quick burst of energy but a quick rise can only lead to a quick fall, so steer clear. Have some porrige or a healthy banana instead.
# Don’t oversleep – It’s tempting but make sure you just get your 7-8hrs a night, anymore and you’ll send yourself into hibernation mode.
# Avoid alcohol – Boze causes dehydration and depletes your energy stores, leaving your skin dull and dry and your energy levels at zero. Causing bad moods and irritability.
# Eat well – Make sure you eat plenty of complex carbs like porrige, wholemeal bread, brown rice and pasta. These release energy slowly into your body helping you go for longer.
# Exercise – Being active and moving about boosts energy and improves stamina, not to mention helping to release those feel good endorphins.