Spring is finally here and I am so happy as the skies are bright when I leave for work in the mornings and back home in the afternoon and generally the world is a chirpier place. This is the perfect time of the year to put some ‘spring’ back in your step and improve your energy levels.
I have to admit I lack energy throughout the year and not at a particular time so I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my levels.
I’ve been trying the Magnesium Citrate and Methyl Multinutrient supplements from Biocare as they’re perfect for improving your energy and immunity level whilst reducing your tiredness and fatigue which if you’re anything like me and rarely sleep enough that’s a great help.
I’ve been taking these supplements for a few weeks now and I’ve definitely felt like I have a bit more get up and go, whether this is the placebo effect or not I don’t know, but to be honest I don’t mind because they did what I was hoping they would.
Make sure you eat breakfast
Breakfast is always described as the most important meal of the day and this is especially true if you struggle to feel alert in the mornings. Make sure you go for healthier options like fruit, porridge, an omelette or wholemeal toast as opposed to fatty or deep fried options as although a fry-up might seem like a great idea it takes your body so long to digest it leaving you with less energy.
Avoid caffeine after 2pm
I don’t drink coffee but I am a sucker for Pepsi max and other diet fizzy drinks and while I do set myself a time limit it’s 7pm so pretty late compared to this advise. Caffeine is great for increasing your alertness so starting your day with some can be really beneficial and sharpen your mind but advice suggests you should avoid it after 2pm otherwise you might struggle to unwind in the evenings which can cause restlessness before bedtime. Having enough sleep is a sure fire way to put the Spring back in your step.
Get a good nights sleep
Following on from this it might seem obvious that getting enough sleep can keep you energised throughout the day but did you know that it can take between 24 and 36 hours for your body to recover from a bad night’s sleep so one night can have a knock on effect for the rest of the week. I can vouch for this as if I have one late night I really struggle for the whole next day which isn’t what you want, especially if you’re heading to work. If you do have a bad night’s sleep make sure you stay hydrated, eat well and don’t drink too much caffeine the next day.
Add protein to your diet
Protein is a great way to fill you up and give you energy throughout the day. My absolute favourite is smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast as it’s tasty and full of protein. Food like tuna, chicken, nuts and various peas and beans can also be great at boosting your protein.
Avoid alcohol before bed
Although a nice glass of wine at dinner might seem tempting alcohol can be a hindrance when it comes to falling asleep even if you feel drowsy after drinking in. You’re more likely to wake up feeling groggy the next morning if you drink alcohol and of course it can dehydrate your body so if you do have anything before bed make sure to drink a glass of water after or in between drinks.
How are you putting the Spring in your step?