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5 Tips to Boost Your Energy Levels

17th Dec 2014

There comes a point, usually around 3pm when our energy levels can feel a little low. Our bodies are working hard to digest lunch and we haven’t had caffeine since the morning. It’s important not to rely on caffeine for an energy boost though, there are many different ways to keep yourself energised or wake yourself up when you’re feeling low, and here are our top 5 tips:

1. Laughter!

Laughter is simply the best medicine, for everything! It cheers you up, it releases endorphins and you always feel much more energetic and motivated after a ‘good old laugh’ with a friend or colleague.

2. Stretch

Take a moment to stand up and give your body a big stretch. Start with your arms, reach up high and take in a deep breath and exhale as you slowly drop your arms down. Give your back a stretch, again breathing slowly and deeply and you’ll feel as if you’ve grown taller afterwards. Stretching will release any stiffness in your body, improve your circulations and strength and it also warms up the mind!

3. Exercise

Exercise is an amazing energy booster. Start your morning with a 30-45 minute workout whether it’s a walk, gym session, a run in the fresh air or an exercise video – even yoga! Exercise can have a prolonged effect on your energy levels. It’s a very sustainable source of energy because it releases it slowly across a longer period of time.

4. Eat Well

Snack on foods such as bananas and nuts throughout the day to keep your body and brain energised. Bananas have high potassium levels supplying energy to the brain as well as magnesium, which improves focus. Nuts are full of protein, which releases energy slowly, meaning you’ll feel better for longer. They store energy in the body and help lower LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol).

5. Rest

Taking time to rest and recuperate is good for you; don’t ever feel guilty for taking time out. It’s unhealthy to soldier on without that vital “me time”. Book in some “me” time on a luxury spa break at our Thai spa in Hampshire after a stressful week or month to just rest… we won’t judge you if you fall asleep in our relaxation room, it happens rather often among our guests, we also won’t judge you for eating lunch in your SenSpa robe, why shouldn’t you? You’re ‘resting’.


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