7 Simple (and Easy) Ways to Have More Energy After Work
Are you tired at the end of the workday? Try these 7 easy tips, and soon you'll have more energy so you can play as hard as you work!
Turn Off Your Brain and Exercise
Get your blood pumping and give your mind a rest.
Take a Nap
But not for too long! Studies show a 20 to 30 minute nap in the afternoon or early evening gives you the optimal amount of refreshment without hurting your ability to sleep at night.
Eat a Healthy Snack
Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein stabilize your blood sugar. They give you much more sustainable energy than a candy bar.
Get Enough Sleep at Night
Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. Wind down an hour before bed with a good book or TV show.
Cut Down on Caffeine
You'll feel better and have more sustainable energy over the long run.
Be Kind to Yourself
Don't push yourself too hard. Don't put mental pressure on yourself to do too much.
Get a Checkup
If you think your low energy levels might be more than just not getting enough sleep or the result of unhealthy eating, see your doctor.