As the day goes on many of us feel fatigue setting in. Our eyelids become heavier and heavier as we stare into our computer or smartphone screens. Why do we feel like this? And what can we do about it? The answer includes more than just getting more sleep. There are many factors to reactivating a more alert, energized you. Here’s a list of 5 ways to stop yawning and feel more perky today! 1. Drink More Water Water does much more than just quench your thirst. Even slight dehydration (as little as 2%) can cause fatigue. The problem is that most people don’t drink nearly as much water as they should. But how much is enough? Take your body weight and divide it by 2. Health experts say to drink that number in fluid ounces of water each day. Tip: Buy a refillable water bottle and sip on it all day long. The ounces will pile up quickly and you will most certainly feel less tired!
2. Clean Up Your WorkspaceA cluttered workstation causes distractions during your day and actually restricts your brain from processing information. The harder your brain is working, the more tired you will become. If your mess is large, chip away at the problem by scheduling 15 minutes a day to tidying things up. Regardless of the size of your clutter, make an effort to clean up your desk and your mind and body will thank you. 3. Stop Skipping Breakfast This is an all-too-common mistake. Many people say that they don’t have time for breakfast or enough room for the calories. However, breakfast is essential to kick-starting your metabolism and providing energy for your body. While you sleep, you are still burning all of the food from dinner the night before. You have to provide your body with more fuel to burn through in the morning. So feed the fire and you’ll be rewarded with more energy. 4. Avoid the Junk Food When you’re tired, the easy fix seems like sugar. Foods like donuts and cookies are easily accessible around the office or on-the-go. But you must work to resist their call. The sugar-rush will be extremely temporary and the crash will be hard on your energy levels. Reach for smarter snack options like fruit, vegetables, or whole-grains to fuel your body.
5. Exercise ...even when you're tired It is so easy to hit the couch and not the gym when you are feeling run-down. Relaxing with a nap instead may seem like a quick fix, but most naps go too long and will leave you feeling more tired than before. A workout, however, will actually help you gain energy and feel less fatigued in the long-run. Next time you feel sluggish, get outside and get moving! Your energy levels are sure to increase. Now you’re equipped with some tools to fight your fatigue. These 5 simple tips are guaranteed to help you lose that groggy feeling and get the pep back into your step! By Pat DeRiso Source: health.com