Many of us have a tendency to fall back on caffeinated beverages to get that quick energy boost and to beat the mid-day slump and to stay awake when we have to. However, in a few hours when the effect wears off, we are left to deal with the repercussions of it -facing a cracked-out wreck of ourselves and so reach out for the next cup of caffeine. And before we know it, the vicious cycle has us trapped. Well, caffeine is not the only way to perk you up. There are other methods that are effective, natural, scientific and could that put an end to your need to reach out for that cuppa.Read on to find what are the best ways to boost your energy that does not involve any caffeine at all…
GET A MASSAGE
Our hands, feet and body have pressure points, which when massaged can relieve stress and boost energy . A quick session of reflexology that involves pressing specific areas on our feet can work.Massaging the adrenal reflexology point using knuckles for a few seconds can help solve your fatigue and exhaustion. This point is located in the centre of the upper-middle part of your feet. Get this done by a professional reflexologist or do this only under their guidance. Rubbing the gait reflexes or between the foot bones, can also help you feel your energy rise.
OPT FOR SOME MUSIC THERAPY
When commuting to work by train or dodging Mumbai traffic, sing to your favourite peppy number. Psychologists have found that when you sing out loud, or when you simply tap to the music, happy hormones are released that give you an energy boost. Just listening wasn’t found to be as effective.
Researchers have found that chewing some gum can give a boost to your levels of alertness and your mood. It can lead to an increase in the heart rate and your energy.
BATTLE FATIGUE WITH A QUICK WALK
If you want to snap into an energetic state and ward off fatigue -take a brisk walk. Studies have found that a 20minute physical activity will boost your heart rate and circulation and will also ward off cravings.
SOAK UP SOME SUNLIGHT
Studies have found that people who spend very little time in the sun, and spend time indoors, are always more fatigued than those who are exposed to natural sunlight. So take a quick walk out in the sun for 1520 minutes or just leave your window curtains, blinds open.
Vitamins, leafy green vegetables, like spinach help your body to convert the food you eat into energy . Gorging on salads won’t give you instant energy but when had daily , it can prevent fatigue and leave you more energetic.
A proper blood circulation throughout your body is essential. If areas of your brain are not oxygenated by blood, you tend to feel sluggish. So, sit straight, and pay attention to your posture throughout the day .