Is water healthy? Even after snoozing 3 times, you do not want to leave your warm bed. You get your first dip at 11.00 in the morning and after lunch you are so tired that you almost fall asleep. Without coffee you have no life and sugar is your best friend. Recognizable? These are the main reasons of that annoying fatigue and so you get bins with energy again. Good hydration in the summer.
Your first cup is already there before breakfast (or your breakfast anyway) and if your colleagues are looking for you are certainly at the coffee machine. Addicted, maybe? Although we think we get energy from the black gold, research shows the opposite. Coffee makes you even more tired than you already were. Too much coffee (more than 3 cups a day) can exhaust your adrenal glands. In addition: those who drink a cup less than 6 hours before going to bed are likely to sleep worse. And there you become even more tired of ...
Drink a maximum of 3 cups of coffee per day and drink your last cup no later than 3 pm. Always tired? Here it comes through and in this way you get energy again 2
Trick to find out if this is the case with you: carefully push your lower eyelid down and look at the color. Do you see more pale pink than healthy pink? Then this can be an indicator of a shortage of iron. Of course you can also have a blood test done by the doctor to be sure.
Especially dark green leafy vegetables are packed with iron. Meat (especially beef and lamb), fish, poultry and dried fruit such as apricots and figs contain relatively much iron. Make sure that you eat these foods on a regular basis. Tip: for an extra good shot, combine them with products that contain a lot of vitamin C, for example lemon or orange. Always tired? Here it comes through and in this way you get energy 3 again
All vitamins are important, but vitamin B is one to keep an extra eye on. Your body desperately needs this to convert what you eat into directly usable energy. Are you often tired? Keep an eye on your diet to see if you get enough b vitamins.
Replace white rice for brown rice, start your day regularly with a bowl of oatmeal and do not be afraid of (healthy) fats, especially from animal sources such as fish and meat. Do you eat vegetarian? You're also good with eggs. Also read: Are you feeling tired? Eat an egg!
You may not expect it, but drinking water and fatigue have a lot to do with each other. Calculate how much water you should drink per day. Did you know that your energy level is already going down with a loss of 2% moisture compared to the normal amount? Unbelievable, but true! Drinking enough water is the first thing you should do if you feel lethargic. Is the color of your urine dark? That is also a sign that you drink too little.
Drink. Lake. Water! Think for yourself what works best for you: a large water bottle on your desk? Drink a big glass every 2 hours? It does not matter, as long as you ensure that you drink at least 1.5 liters per day. Do you just think water is boring? Try this delicious fruit water!
Yes, you might get a lot of energy from that piece of chocolate or large glass of cola. Unfortunately: after an hour you feel even more slumber than before. How is that? Due to the large amounts of refined sugar in these products, a hefty peak in your blood sugar level occurs, followed by a sugar dip. The result: you want to sleep and well now. Bad luck when it is 2 pm and there is still work to be done.
Energy dip? Check whether you are really hungry (or is it still thirsty? Then read number 4 again). Then make a smart choice: skip ready-to-eat products packed with sugar and eat a piece of fruit, hand nuts or a bowl of yogurt. Replace white bread, pasta and rice for the whole-wheat variety. Do you bet that you are not only full for longer, but also have a lot less trouble with the well-known sugar dip? Children and drinking water.
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