Did you know that yawning cools down your brain? Wakes your brain up? So yawn away.
After a 10-minute walk you will feel energized for two hours.
Laugh. A good, hearty laugh will pump you up because it raises your blood pressure and boosts your heart rate.
A bright red object can make your muscles speed up and work harder with a burst of energy when you need it. Like a ruby-colored flower in a vase on your desk to help you through a busy day.
Try chia seeds when you’re dragging. You get a combo of B vitamins, fiber and protein in one small seed and they won’t give you the jitters like espresso can.
Another cure for that sluggish feeling, a good stretch. In a doorway, stand facing forward with your feet inches apart. Grab the door frame and push your chest forward. When you feel a stretch in your back and torso, hold for 30 seconds.
After a good workout, you feel the most energized.
Avoid an energy slump by adding foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids to you daily diet. Foods such as salmon, chia seeds, walnuts and spinach.
The following 5 snacks boost energy and avoid mid-day energy slump by fighting fatigue.
½ cup sliced banana, or substitute a small apple) with 1 tbs. peanut butter - The sweetness of fruit metabolizes slower than processed sugars and the protein found in peanut butter provides long-lasting energy.
4 whole-grain crackers spread with 1 tbs. hummus – Whole grains and beans provide complex carbohydrates which are the best energy boosters you can eat. You get fiber and olive oil in hummus which satisfy hunger pangs.
¼ cup dried fruits and nuts – Nuts contain good fat and protein. Dried fruit add sweetness and fiber. Don’t over do, however. Eat too many and the carbs will cause low blood sugar and sleepiness.
6 ozs plain nonfat yogurt with 1 tbs. granola – With a mixture of grains, nuts and dried fruit, granola is a great addition to yogurt.
Whole-grain, high-protein bar – Careful with these bars. Ensure that they are at least 5 grams of fiber and protein, but less than 15 grams of sugar. Check the calories on their wrappings. Some are very high and are nothing more than a candy bar masquerading as a health bar.