Do you always feel tired throughout the day?
Do you hit that midday crash far too often?
Well ... I can definitely relate.
As a full-time working parent ... being tired all the time seems to be something that just comes with the territory, right?
But just because always feeling tired maybe normal for the large majority of us, doesn't mean it's ok.
Luckily though, after spending a lot of time & effort on working towards a solution to this problem for myself ... I've been able to pin-point some very helpful tips to help you fight that everyday exhaustion.
And I want to share those tips with you today!
Tip #1 - Proper Nutrition
The first couple tips, you may not even think of when it comes to daily energy ... but they maybe the most important parts of fixing your energy problem.
Food is fuel, and food is energy ... literally.
The calories in your food are a measurement of energy, and most people are either not putting enough fuel in their body ... or they're putting the wrong kind of fuel in their body.
Both will lead to a consistent struggle in energy if not addressed.
Lean protein sources, complex carbohydrates, fruits & veggies, micronutrients...
...all of which need to be consumed in the proper amounts if you want to feel your best throughout the day.
The amount of calories you need, the amount of protein you need, the amount of micronutrients you need ... all vary from person to person.
But making sure you're taking in what YOU need for your body is extremely important for your natural energy levels.
Tip #2 - Hydration
It would be hard to find something that water doesn't help with ... which is why staying hydrated is a huge part of any healthy-living plan.
But have you ever noticed what happens when you're dehydrated? Yep ... you feel lethargic, you lack energy, and you probably have some brain fog.
And most of the time, you don't even know you're dehydrated ... you probably just think you're tired.
So, make sure you're drinking enough water ... because this could be one of the biggest reasons you're struggling with energy.
Tip #3 - Sleep Hygiene & Sleep Quality
It's no secret that if your sleep isn't great ... your daily energy won't be great either.
There's really no way around it. And I get it ... focusing on sleep is tough.
But if you can do your best to find a routine that helps you wind down at night, and place a heavy focus on getting between 7-9 hours of sleep ... you're going to feel much, much better during the day.
Tip #4 - Daily Movement
This one you might not think of, but one of the best ways to combat lack of energy or a midday crash ... is to get up and MOVE.
Take a lap around your work building or get up a stretch a bit ... anything that gets the blood flowing can actually help energize you.
Don't believe me? Give it a try!
Tip #5 - Utilize Energy Supplements
If you've worked on these tips, but you're like me and still struggle to have the energy you want during the day ... supplements can help tremendously!
There's simple caffeine pills, powders, and energy drinks that can work very well ... but you can even take it a step further & utilize products that actually help wake up not just your body, but your brain too.
Products that wake up both your brain & body are known as nootropics. They provide great focus & energy, keep you locked in for your day ... and can even enhance your mood.
Some have long-term benefits too ... and can improve memory & recall.
And then there's daily energy products that can also help with whatever fitness goal you maybe working towards.
These products also provide help with burning fat, boosting metabolism ... and even can help control appetite & cravings. These are some of my personal favorites, because I am always looking to burn a little more body fat.
Or maybe you just struggle with energy leading up to your workouts ... and in that case, a great pre-workout product might be all you need.
Whether you want a simple caffeine boost, a more focus-based energy product, or a product that helps with both energy & your fitness goals ... there's countless options out there for you.
At your local Supplement Superstore, we can show you a ton of great energy products ... and make sure you a full plan that helps you look & feel your absolute best.
Swing by and see us anytime ... we'll be more than happy to get you taken care of!
*This post was written by Andrew Lynn, who has a B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics. He's also a N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer and N.A.S.M. Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.