Do you struggle to focus on your to-do list once lunch is done and dusted?

We can relate, and we’re tired of feeling tired. So, we’ve done the research and have compiled a list of how we can boost our energy and get the most out of the day.

The Buzz  

The old favourite for improving energy. Remember, caffeine doesn’t make your perform better at tasks, it helps you to be quicker at the tasks you’re already good at. It also can leave you feeling even more lacking in energy, if abused.

The secret to reaping the benefits of caffeine without the negative side effects is to take small, frequent doses across the day. You’ll also need to understand how your own body reacts to caffeine, as whilst some of us can knock back three cups a day, others will find the following morning full of headaches and grogginess, so be mindful of this.

Too Much Snoozing

We often worry about not getting enough shut eye, but did you know you can actually get too much sleep?

Sleep is a rapidly growing field of research and it’s now being discovered that oversleeping can have some serious health risks and can leave us feeling even more drained.

Seven to nine hours is the optimum amount for people between the ages of eighteen and sixty-four years old, any more than this and you could end up tiring yourself out more!.

Get To Know Your Grub

Breakfast should include low-GI, complex carbohydrates alongside a helping of protein, this will help your body start ticking and get your mind whirring.

After this you should eat regularly throughout the day, skipping a meal at lunch to then double up at dinner is not going to do energy levels any good!.

B vitamins are also really important because they play a part in converting your food into energy, so be sure to get these into your diet.

The Magic Liquid

We all know by now that water is the key to increasing your pep. But did you know that the temperature of your water is pretty important too? Experts suggest that drinking cold water after a meal isn’t advisable because your body has to spend a lot of energy increasing your temperature thus making you more tired.

What are your top tips for improving your pep? We want to know your secrets, tweet us @sourcedbox and let’s fight the fatigue together.

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