- Become active
If you’re feeling drowsy at work, leave your chair and do something more positive like going outside the office to breathe air, taking a quick 5-minute walk, doing a few stretches, muscle in place or run up and down stairs several times. In other words, do whatever it takes to make blood flow faster, because increased blood flow means you’ll have more oxygen pumped through your veins, which will keep your brain awake and energized. This good habit also eliminates the laziness we often get.
- Drink more water
When you are dehydrated, your body cannot pump blood or absorb vitamins and minerals properly, your digestive system becomes disordered, kidney function decreases, leading to fatigue, discomfort, mice … Water it’s the “miracle” that helps prevent those situations, literally!
Of course! You should drink more water! You’ve probably heard that 8 cups, or 2 liters of water a day is the standard amount your body needs to consume, but that’s a relative number. For taller people, 2 liters of water is not enough. According to scientists, men need to drink 15.5 glasses (3.7 liters) of liquid a day while women are 11.5 glasses (2.7 liters). This good habit also helps skin to be well hydrated and beautiful, in addition to drinking plenty of water helps us filter the kidneys and flush toxins from the body.
- Increase the quality of sleep
Going to bed early and getting 8 hours of sleep doesn’t really help you stay awake and energetic if your sleep quality is not guaranteed. If you are constantly waking up or waking up in the middle of the night, you will not be able to reach deep sleep stages, this is where your body recovers the most. According to scientists the third stage of sleep is the deepest and most restorative, and makes us feel alert and energetic the next day. We spend about 20% of our sleep in phase three, which means it is of great value.
- Try natural energy supplements
There are several vitamins and supplements that you can take to keep you awake and energetic. B vitamins are important for boosting and regulating energy, and in particular, vitamin B-12 deficiency has been shown to cause fatigue. That’s because your body relies on vitamins to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen to your organs. Not having enough oxygen in your cells will make you feel tired for how long you sleep.
- Eating a balance nutrition
That said, eating a candy bar full of sugar will not help you stay awake, nor cheese cake, pizza, or any other high starch food. These foods have very little nutritional value and cause a spike in blood sugar, and only make you feel worse than before.
To boost productivity and energy, experts strongly recommend eating beets due to their concentrated nitrate content, which are natural compounds that act as vasodilators to increase blood flow. Practicing good habits like eating a nitrate-rich diet can increase blood flow to certain areas of the brain responsible for staying alert. Other energy-boosting foods are salmon, broccoli, green tea, dark chocolate, almonds, eggs and sweet potatoes.