Top 5 tips to beat fatigue in the Silly Season
With silly season upon us, here are my top 5 energising tips to keep the spring in your step as you wrap up your work and social calendar for 2017, and welcome in the New year! Yay 2018!!
1. Even the slightest bit of dehydration can leave you feeling tired and lethargic
With the weather getting warmer, and everyone telling me how busy they are right now, staying hydrated is vital. We've heard this one 1000 times, so simple but oh so true- grab a bottle of water or two. (preferable a glass or aluminium bottle ;)); add some Magnesium, electrolytes or chlorophyll to your water to ensure hydration is reaching every cell in your body. 2. Avoid the energy slump
Fuel your body- Eat regularly throughout the day to keep blood sugar and energy levels balanced, this will help avoid an energy slump especially around the 3pm mark- which many of us find it hard to come back from once we are in it. Choose a protein source to have with every meal as well as a selection of vital, fresh and live foods( ie. not processed foods that high in preservatives) such as; High in B vitamins and Magnesium eg. Chicken, turkey, lamb, salmon/tuna, all nuts and seeds, broccoli, all dark leafy greens, eggs, avocado, bananas, chilli, mushrooms, eggplant, raspberries and blueberries. 3. Keep active doing whatever your choice of exercise is
Keep exercising; we all know the benefits of exercise; ; get that heart rate up and blood pumping to burn any extra calories, as well as strengthen and stretch. 4. Unravel the tension
Take a few deep breaths- Especially focusing on the exhale. This is the key to releasing any tension you may be holding in your body, and helps the nervous system restore and relax after its been triggered by day to day stress. 5. Maybe all this busyness is just a bit nuts really- slow down a little.
Time out- what are you doing for relaxation? Treat yourself to a massage, reflexology/ foot massage. Get amongst nature; take a dip or just float in the ocean. Walk on the beach or find a bush track to wander along- breathe in the fresh air.
Take a yoga class, or meditate for 10min a day; find your calm in the chaos again this will all help restore and replenish your energy levels.