who went to their doctors complaining of chronic exhaustion were actually just dehydrated.
It’s recommended that women drink a minimum of nine cups of water a day while men should drink a minimum of 13. So, when your tank is low, fuel up with water, water, and more water!
Let’s be real, only a handful of us actually get in our recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night. But when it comes to replenishing your body with much-needed rest, it can do wonders for your energy levels.
It may not always be possible to constantly achieve the recommended set of sleep hours but try and take advantage of it when you can.
Eat Smart & Frequently
Do you usually go for high sugary drinks, donuts, and pancakes first thing in the morning? If you want to increase and actually keep a steady energy level throughout your day, you’ll want to avoid sugary and processed foods.
These quick and easy treats will provide you with only short bursts of energy but not enough nutrients for the long haul.
For more sustained energy, opt to eat whole grains, proteins, leafy greens, and fruits every two hours as these foods take longer for your body to break down, ensuring that you will receive a consistent dose of energy throughout your day.
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Last but certainly not least, get an instant boost of energy when you play your favorite upbeat jam. A 2013 study found that an up-tempo BPM range produces a motivational effect in the brain.
Researchers found music has drug-like effects on the brain and was found to release dopamine, the “feel-good hormone” that is activated from pleasurable experiences like food or sex. So, whether you’re into R&B, hip-hop, or pop, wake up to an energetic playlist to get you out of bed and in the mood to take on the day
Tia Muhammad, BS, is an award-winning freelance content & media creative, copywriter, blogger, digital designer, and marketing consultant. She owns the boutique content and digital media company, jackieGLDN|studio.