Most of us work to our extent from Monday to Friday, and then crash on weekends. We wake up in the mornings, thrive on coffee, miss meals and rarely go to the gym.
Weekends allow us to get ready for the coming Monday so that the daily routine can begin again. But yet, we want more energy to keep going.
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Here are a few bad habits that may be draining your battery:
Not drinking enough water
Water is an essential necessity of life, as it makes up the majority of our body. Water is helpful in digesting food, absorbing nutrients, lubricating joints and carrying oxygen in the blood. Most nutritionists recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water in a day. Sweating, eating, even breathing reduces water level in our body, leading to dehydration. In this state, we feel fatigued. Make sure that you drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday. If you exercise, you need to increase your water intake.
A regular exercise regime including strength training and cardio exercises 4 to 5 times in a week can increase your lung capacity, blood flow and metabolic efficiency and make your heart stronger. Just 30 minutes of exercising per day can boost your energy levels in just a few weeks time. Some important tips include not exercising 2 hours before going to bed, beginning with moderate exertion and getting approval from your doctor.
When we wake up, our body is deprived of water and food for several hours. A healthy breakfast should include lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and fruits and vegetables can give you a good start to your day with energy enough to last you throughout the day. With breakfast, do not forget to take that most important full glass of water.
Eating small meals during the day
Do not wait for symptoms of hunger before eating anything. Eat small meals during the day, balanced with fats, carbohydrates and proteins, thereby keeping your blood sugar stable and body fueled.
Science tells that our body needs 6 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night in order to revive, restore and recover. Quality sleep means no distractions, no TV or laptops and no exercise, smoke, caffeine or alcohol at least 2 hours before bedtime. After this type of sleep, you will feel energized enough to keep going all day.
Try to abandon these bad habits and stay energized during the day. These habits are harmful for your overall health too, and stopping them can give you an instant boost in health and energy.