January can be a tough month…
Your wallet is thinning out, you are back at the office facing stacks of work that have piled up, and you just wish you were back on the beach.
It might be time for a bit of an energy boost…
- Increase Your Magnesium Intake
Eating a balanced diet can help ensure your vitamin and mineral needs are met. But if you still find yourself feeling tired the whole time, you might need some magnesium.
This mineral is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including breaking down glucose into energy. So when levels are even a little low, energy can drop.
The recommended daily intake of magnesium is around 300 milligrams for women and 350 milligrams for men. Make sure you’re getting enough:
- Add a handful of almonds, hazelnuts or cashews to your daily diet.
- Increase your intake of whole grains, particularly bran cereal.
- Eat more fish, especially halibut.
- Take a walk
While it may seem as if moving about when you feel exhausted is the quickest route to feeling more exhausted, the opposite is true. Increasing physical activity — particularly walking — increases energy.
- Take a Power Nap
Research has shown that both information overload and pushing our brains too hard can zap energy. A 60-minute “power nap” can not only reverse the mind-numbing effects of information overload, it may also help us to better retain what we have learned.
- Don’t Skip Breakfast – or Any Other Meal
People who eat breakfast report being in a better mood, and have more energy throughout the day.
Breaking the fast soon after rising supplies your body with a jolt of fuel that sets the tone for the whole day.
- Reduce Stress and Deal With Anger
This may be easier said than done, but it needs to happen because stress is one of the biggest energy-drainers.
- Drink More Water and Less Alcohol
You may already know that it’s easy to confuse signals of hunger with thirst (we think we need food when we really need water). But did you know that thirst can also masquerade as fatigue?
Sometimes, even slight dehydration can leave you feeling tired and lethargic.
The solution is simple: a tall, cool glass of water. This is particularly important to boost energy after exercise when your body is likely to be craving fluids.
Conversely, if you find yourself frequently fatigued even after a good night’s sleep, try cutting down on alcohol during the evening hours.
While alcohol initially helps you fall asleep, it also interferes with deep sleep, so you’re not getting the rest you think you are – even if you sleep a full eight hours.
By cutting down on alcohol before bedtime, you’ll get a better night’s rest, which is bound to result in more energy the next day.
- Eat More Whole Grains and Less Sugar
The key here is keeping blood sugar balanced so energy is constant.
When you’re eating a sweet food, you get a spike in blood sugar, which gives you an initial burst of energy. That is followed by a rapid drop in blood sugar, which in turn can leave you feeling very wiped out. Do that enough times a day, and by evening you’re feeling exhausted.
- Have a Power Snack
Power snacking is more than just eating between meals. A treat that combines protein, a little fat and some fibre – like peanut butter on a whole-wheat cracker, or some yoghurt with a handful of nuts. The carbs offer a quick pick-me-up, the protein keeps your energy up, and the fat makes the energy last.
- Make It a Latte
Pair a quick caffeine hit with the sustaining power of protein by having a low-fat latte instead of just a cup of coffee. (Very little or no sugar)
All that milk turns your java into a protein drink, which provides not only extra energy but extra calcium, which is good for your bones. Combine it with a hand full of almonds and the healthy fat will give you the energy you need.
- Manna Energy Boost
To make things easier for the very active and busy people among us, Manna Health Products have formulated an Energy Boost product (with no sugar), to boost your magnesium levels and enhance your energy levels for ultimate performance.
This product is suitable for diabetics. We don’t recommend it for pregnant or lactating moms.
Manna Energy Boost
Manna Energy Boost is specially formulated with natural plant compounds, to boost your energy levels.
Manna Energy Boost helps ….
- provide nutrients to optimize energy levels naturally
- provide a stimulating effect
Benefits of Manna Energy Boost
- Naturally, boosts energy levels
- Provides nutrients to optimize energy levels naturally
- Provides a stimulating effect
- Quickens perceptions
- Helps with endurance based activities
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