1) Get more sleep
I know I’m pointing out the obvious but sleep often falls to the bottom of the priority list when you have a deadline, social occasion or even just a good Netflix series! Many people cut into hours that should be spent in bed, pushing it back by half an hour… then an hour… then another and suddenly you are running off 5 hours sleep! Not getting enough sleep can drain your energy levels and reduce productivity – aim for a minimum of 7 hours sleep each night to keep your energy levels boosted this winter!
2) Limit your sugar
I know it’s easy to reach for a Dairy Milk or Haribo when you’re feeling tired, thinking it will give you a sugar boost and help increase your energy levels! Although sugar does provide a brief uplift, it is very short lived and can more often leave you feeling even more tired than before! This is due to the high sugar spiking your blood sugar followed by a crash as your body releases a large amount of insulin – want to know more about the sugar rollercoaster? Check out our blog here by nutritionist Clarissa Lenherr. If you’re in need of a sweet treat to get your sugar fix, opt for natural sources such as fruit!
3) Reduce Stress
Life can be very stressful, whether it’s a big meeting at work or organising your mate’s birthday party, life’s busy and it can often feel overwhelming, leading to feeling stressed and anxious! Not only does this take its toll on your physical and mental wellbeing, but it has also been closely linked to fatigue and tiredness. Take some time with a friend or by yourself to analyse the key contributors of stress in your life and whether you could remove them. Of course, this isn’t always possible, so evaluate what you could do to try and reduce the stress caused in order to help bump up your energy levels.
4) Focus on your gut health
You may not know, but your gut plays a very important role in providing your body with energy, whether that is physically or mentally. If our gut health is compromised, this means we won’t be able to break down our food and absorb nutrients for cellular energy production, leaving us feeling tired and lacking in energy. Therefore, it is key to ensure your gut is happy this winter – so make sure you feed your gut with lots of prebiotic good-gut fibres which can be found in Nexba Natural Energy.
5) Get outside and get moving!
Did you know that exercise actually boosts your body’s energy reserves?!
Exercise can increase your energy level. Getting outside in the fresh air may actually help more than a nap for providing you with an energy boost and fighting off feelings of tiredness. Recent studies suggest that scheduled physical activity will actually increase energy levels more so than forty winks of sleep.