Sometimes, even after a good night’s sleep, a well balanced diet and regular exercise we may feel tired and less energetic. A check-up might show nothing wrong and still we feel tired and groggy. Here are a few techniques to make us energetic:
10-15 minutes of deep breathing helps to slow the heart rate, relieves nervous tension, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress hormones. Whenever you feel stressed, deep breathe (fill both your chest and abdomen with air and release it slowly) for 10-15 minutes.
Meditation helps us to relax, find a quiet place, sit, close your eyes and focus your mind in one point. This helps us to fight fatigue.
Let us begin our day with small, easy stretches that has the same effect as deep breathing. It relieves muscle tension and helps in blood circulation and sends more oxygen to the brain.
Try to eat small, frequent meals, when we eat blood starts to flow towards the intestinal tract. Our brain gets little blood circulation and so we feel sloppy. To avoid this take small, frequent meals that helps to maintain blood sugar levels throughout the day. Avoid saturated fat, meat, ice cream and heavy sauces as it takes longer to digest and diverts blood from the brain for a long time.
We must stand straight, because when we slouch we shift our weight away from the center of our body and this forces us to expend more energy to maintain our balance.
8 hours of sleep is not standard for everyone, some people need more sleep while some people need lesser sleep. So try to find out your requirement and sleep accordingly. This will help us to stay alert and sharper throughout the day.