You don't need a five-hour energy drink to get more energy. Try these tips!
1.) Do breakfast right
Skip the French toast sticks and hash browns, which will give you a quick rush of simple sugars that can leave you tired hours later. Instead reach for six ounces of Greek yogurt. Mix in a cup of fruit and a few tablespoons of granola for a light meal that's rich in protein and healthy fats.
2.) Fill your water bottle
Staying hydrated fends off sluggishness by moving nutrients through the body. Plus, water has no problem ingredients like sugar (extra calories) or caffeine (a diuretic that can leave you jittery).
3.) Select smart carbs
When you're slammed, it's tempting to sub an instant-energy candy bar for a real meal. These carbs are sugary foods and will give you only a short burst of energy. Instead, try a dose of energizing complex carbs, perhaps some turkey and light Swiss cheese on whole wheat bread, plus a few apple slices.
4.) Pat yourself on the back
At the end of the day, it's easy to fixate on unfinished tasks. Worry more on what you have accomplished throughout the day. Make a quick list of today's accomplishments for added support.
5.) Dodge the couch
The energy-wise will get their 20 minutes (or more) of jogging, strength-training, or yoga now. Exercise can actually help you sleep well. This is the key to starting the next day with power to spare.
Written by Kyle Peters, head personal trainer at Steel Fitness