We start our days earlier and earlier, trying to fit everything into 24 hours. We work out, we make breakfast for our family (and some days ourselves), we get everyone ready for school and work, we work long hours, and after dinner, we feel completely drained. Does any of this sound familiar to you? Being too exhausted to squeeze in that workout or “me time”. Snoozing your morning alarm 5 times, convincing yourself that these extra 35 minutes will make all the difference in your day. Most of us give so much energy to our families, our communities, and our work, there tends to be very little left for us. Below are a few of my favorite ways to fight fatigue and keep my energy up all day!
- Get Moving! Exercise can help fight fatigue. When we work out, we get the blood pumping and release endorphins (runner’s “high”). Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
- Drink Water. Consume a minimum of eight 8 oz glasses of water per day. Remember to consume an extra 8 oz of water for each cup of coffee or tea you drink.
- Sleep. Make sure you are getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. Perhaps try going to bed 30 minutes earlier and turning off all electronic devices and screens 2 hours before sleep.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3’s have been proved to increase energy and fight fatigue. Think salmon, chia seeds, flax seeds, and walnuts.
- Eat frequent small meals. Consuming smaller more frequent meals will keep your blood sugar levels steady and prevent any unnecessary spikes or drops - thus keeping your energy up all day.