How to Instantly Boost Your Energy In 8 Easy Steps

woman yawningDid 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.

About Rescie

UCLA grad, English Major, animal lover, especially pitties and Chihuahuas, am a firm believer in always adopting, never buying pets. Hobbies include reading (love mystery novels with female Protagonists, a guilty pleasure), music (everything from classical to country-pop), movies, ocean, travel and, obviously, my wonderful workhorse computer. old cars (especially GTO Judges) and lastly, speed in any form; boats, cars, motorcycles.
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