Feeling low? No problem, check out these tips that lower stress levels, makes you feel refreshed, and increase your energy levels in just 10 minutes.
Breathe through your belly
Your body runs on many things, but the most important fuel is oxygen. You can try taking deep belly breaths, expanding ribcage and stomach by inhaling and pushing belly button into spine by breathing out. This way, you get more oxygen to your brain and body to give instant energy.
Exercise is an instant energy booster, and helpsoxygen-rich blood to flow through your heart, muscles and brain. Add a 10 minute exercise program in your daily routine to keep your energy levels at peak.
Walking, stretching, doing asanas will also have great impact on your energy levels. At cellular level, mitochondria will kick into the gear to produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which gives the required amount of energy for your body. Even walking makes your blood moving, so more oxygen will reach your tired command center. 10 minute brisk walk improves your energy levels for more than 2 hours.
Sitting at your desk for long periods of time can make you stiff and sleepy. Try some yoga poses or just try touching your toes and reach the sky, and repeat. Just moving around or stretching will boost your energy levels.
Drink some water
One of the biggest signs of tiredness or low energy is that you are dehydrated. Water helps in both body regulation and brain function, also connected to balance your mood. If your focus is not sharp, you must drink some water to boost your alertness and energy levels. Dehydration may cause fatigue. You need not follow the strict rule of taking eight glasses per day, but you must take enough water to keep your body hydrated. Your body is hydrated only when you don’t feel thirsty and your urine color is light.
Eat your breakfast
People who take breakfast every morning will be more energetic than people who skip it. You must take foods rich in fiber like hot oatmeal, stick with you for long time than having a pastry or sweet roll. Your body digests fiber slowly, which can supply long-lasting energy in the day time. They prevent you from feeling hungry. Hunger may lead to tiredness or low energy.
Listen to some upbeat tunes
Most of the people can’t work out without their favorite tunes, and they synchronize their expressions and movements to the beats. The right music can change your feeling and mood. So, create a playlist of songs with energetic beat to refresh and improve your day.
Does laughing have health benefits? Yes, the evidence may not be clear but there is no deny that laughing makes you feel good. So, look for something that make you laugh in your break time like reading your favorite blog or watching some funny clips on YouTube. Laughing increases your blood pressure and the feel-good neurotransmitter levels.
Munch on pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, and this mineral helps in increasing your energy levels. The food sources for magnesium –cashews, almonds, spinach, halibut and soybeans.