Over the course of a normal day, it’s natural for your personal energy levels to fluctuate. You might find yourself losing focus at around 4 or 5pm, and feeling more sluggish on your commute home after particularly stressful day at the office. However, if you are hitting the snooze button every morning, or finding it hard to focus on your to-do list by lunchtime, you might be suffering from fatigue.
If this sounds like you, you are certainly not alone. The pace of modern life is non-stop. Most jobs no longer end when the whistle blows at 5pm, and much of the population is expected to be on call for work, friends or family for up to 24 hours each day. Over 6 million Americans see doctors each year complaining of chronic fatigue and 1 in 5 New Zealanders say they feel tired most of the time.
If you’re feeling burned out and run down don’t worry! We’ve put together 4 helpful tips to keep you alert and active all day long, including Pure Vitality Enduro Vitality and Deer Antler Velvet which have been formulated by experts in the field to keep your brain and body active and alert till bedtime.
While exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing when you’re tired, according to a California State University study (1), it could make all the difference. The best part? You don’t have to be an athlete or a gym rat to feel the benefits of regular exercise for fatigue. A simple 10-minute walk around the block could increase your energy levels for up to two whole hours. So, while we recommend at least 30 minutes of regular exercise each day for optimal fitness, it’s okay to start small. Try taking a stroll around the block when you’re feeling sluggish. The fresh air will do you good.
2. Diet & Supplements
Sure, that morning coffee and donut might give you a temporary burst of enthusiasm, but what happens when the caffeine and sugar wear off at lunchtime and your glucose levels begin to crash? Instead of relying on short-term energy boosters like caffeine and sugar, look at your overall diet to help fix fatigue. Diets high in sugar and simple carbohydrates will cause those peaks and crashes in your blood glucose levels that play havoc with your body and leave you feeling wiped in the long run. Avoid processed foods and concentrate instead on low-glycemic carbohydrates that your body takes longer to breakdown. Look for whole grains, nuts, brown rice and fiber-rich vegetables and say no to coffee and soda, try caffeine free tea instead and drink plenty of water.
Natural supplements are a great way to support a healthy diet, and research suggests that Pure Vitality Enduro Vitality and Deer Antler Velvet could help you to stay alert, energetic, and focused for longer. Enduro Vitality contains a proprietary blend of ginseng, ginger, maca root and gingko biloba as well as 10 mgs of zinc to help your body properly absorb all the nutrients it needs. New research also suggests that Deer Antler Velvet, which has been used for over 20 centuries in Chinese medicine, could help strengthen neurological function and boost metabolism giving you the extra vigor you need to make it through those long working days.
Ever notice that you have more energy in the summer than in the winter? That’s because sunshine is a natural energy booster! Studies (2) suggest that without exposure to sunshine your body will not produce optimal levels of the sleep hormone melatonin, leaving you sluggish and tired and putting your sleep cycle in jeopardy. The best time to soak up those rays is between 10am and 2pm, so put on your sunscreen and take your lunch outside.
It may sound obvious, but if you’re feeling tired, you just can’t beat a good night’s sleep. In today’s modern world catching those quality z’s can be harder than you might think, so if you’re having trouble sleeping, or waking up feeling sluggish on a regular basis, practicing good sleep hygiene can help set you up for success. Be sure you’re going to bed at the same time every night and give yourself a routine to follow. Once your body adjusts to a reliable schedule, your circadian rhythm will click into place and you should start feeling drowsy at bedtime. Make your bedroom a tech-free zone and instead of stimulating your brain with the light from a TV or laptop, make yourself a cup of calming chamomile tea and crack open a good book.
If you’re constantly feeling low on energy, remember to get plenty of gentle exercise, eat a healthy diet, enjoy the sunshine and set yourself up for success with a good sleep hygiene routine. Try Pure Vitality supplements Enduro Vitality and Deer Antler Velvet to support a healthy diet and lifestyle and keep you fresh, focused and full of vim and vigor all day long.
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