Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Natural Energy Boosters to get you through your day

I've decided to blog about our Energy levels because almost every person I come across these days are telling me that they are either Tired, over worked or totally Exhausted.
 I've been training a particular client for the past 10 years & in this period I've seen the changes in him, both physically & emotionally. 
These days we find ourselves rushing to get everything done... If it's not work, then it's getting the kids ready for school or just simple rushing to get to our next destination. People battle to find that "Balance" which is so important for keeping us Healthy & living a long & fruitful life...I always ask people why they would want to rush to their graves?

Just think about this for a second...When it's Tuesday, people wish it was Friday. When the weekend is over, people are wishing for the weekend to swing by again. Is your life THAT  Bad that you only live for weekends? People who wish their lives away like this, clearly hasn't struck that "Balance" in life yet...

Here are a few simple ways to Boost those Energy levels

  1. Snap open the shades. A jolt of morning light -- scientists call it the dawn signal -- activates special cells in your eyes that send a wake-up call to your brain's internal clock.
  2. Light up your brain at lunch, too. Sitting beside a sunny window for 30 minutes midday makes you more wide awake. In one study, women who did scored better on alertness tests afterward.
  3. Top off your tank. Getting to the point where you're just starting to feel thirsty -- a mere 2.6% drop in hydration levels -- can double your feelings of fatigue. It made study volunteers work twice as hard on a set of brain-teasing puzzles. Learn how fruits and vegetables boost your hydration -- and your energy.
  4. Squeeze your hand or tap your head. Sounds crazy, but DIY acupressure boosts alertness as effectively as a small cup of coffee, say University of Michigan researchers. Rap your knuckles a few times on the top of your head, squeeze the fleshy pad between your thumb and first finger, or massage the base of your skull and the front of your shins.
  5. Have salad and grilled chicken for lunch. Not the tuna melt, pizza, or meatloaf. High-fat foods are likely to make you moodier and more tired by midafternoon than lower-fat meals are, according to a British study. Digesting fat releases a hormone called cholecystokinin, which seems to provoke a brain drain.
  6. Take a tea break. Black, green, and white teas all contain the energizing amino acid L-theanine.Brits given L-theanine plus caffeine equivalent to several cups of tea and a cup of coffee increased their speed on word and number problems and felt less tired than when they got either substance alone. (Nope, there's no L-theanine in coffee.) And learn why you should skip energy drinks when you need a boost.
  7. Catch a cat nap. Close your office door or slip out to your car for a quick snooze. In NASA-funded research, a siesta boosted the performance of long-haul airline pilots by 34%. (Air-traffic controllers lobbying for nap times take note.)
  8. Splash your face. If even a 20-minute nap leaves you groggy, stop in the restroom and splash cool water on your face. Volunteers who did this in one study felt the most awake after a snooze. Surprisingly, having coffee just before your nap and then splashing your face afterward seems to be the perfecta of wake-up calls.

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