Ways to stay energized without caffeine or sugar
Caffeine and sugar can give you a jolt of energy, but they can also leave you with a deep crash afterwards. Here are a few alternatives to stay energized:
1. Drink water
Feeling the mid-day slump and not a drop of coffee in sight? Try a glass of water! For many people, exhaustion is a symptom of dehydration.
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2. Hit the gym
When you're tired, the last thing you want to do is hit the gym, but that could be the best thing for you. As long as you don't over do it, a few jumping jacks or a jog around the block increases your heart rate and leaves you feeling more energized.
3. Get more sleep
Sleep deprivation can make you sluggish through out the day. Going to bed just 20 minutes earlier can significantly change how you feel.
4. Eat a balanced breakfast
Avoid the mid-morning crash by starting the day with a balanced breakfast. A cup of coffee and toast just won't keep your body going for very long!
5. Blast upbeat tunes
If a great song can get you to run an extra mile on the treadmill, then it can also give you an energy boost when you need it. Listening to uptempo music has an energizing effect, especially if the lyrics are positive... And no one will fault you if you feel the need to dance around the room a little bit.
6. Eat smaller meals
Consuming a big meal can make you sleepy, so try eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day to give you some sustained energy.
Now, even if Starbucks is closed, you have no more excuses for being tired!
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