11 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Your Energy ...

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Chugging down cans or bottles of energy drinks might work for you, but it certainly isn’t one of the best ways to boost your energy.

And wouldn’t you feel a lot better knowing you’re not consuming loads of unpronounceable chemicals?

The next time you’re flagging, try some of these ways to boost your energy.

1. Take a Power Nap

If you’re lucky enough to have somewhere you can get comfy, one of the easy ways to boost your energy is to take a quick nap.

The operative word is nap!

Sleep only for 10-20 as this will give you a boost of energy and not throw off your circadian rhythms.

2. Head into the Great Outdoors

It doesn’t matter if there’s no green space to walk in, although that would be an ideal choice, just spending 20 minutes outdoors away from your work/chores will make you feel more alive.

3. Adjust Your Posture

Slouching in your seat only makes a boring task more tedious.

It will also make you feel fatigued earlier in the day.

You’ll get an instant energy boost just by sitting up straight, with your shoulders back and your lower back slightly arched.

4. Have a Drink

Have a cup of coffee - but only one!

Drink a long glass of ice cold water – a slice of lemon would be a nice extra touch.

Or sip a sugar free drink.

What you want to avoid is an energy boost followed by a crash caused by sugar or caffeine.2

5. Find Time for a Mini Workout

If you’ve got time to hit the gym for a short session do so.

It might sound counter-intuitive to work out when your energy is low, but exercise will get your heart beat racing and will send you back to your desk/task energized and re-motivated.

If you can’t get out of the workplace do some stretches.

There are plenty of stretches you can do at your desk (even sitting down) or in a small space.

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