8 Ways to Increase Energy Levels
We’d all like more energy to get through the day or improve our workout results. After all, falling asleep at your desk is a good way to get on your boss’s bad side. Luckily, there are some proven ways to boost your energy naturally and feel your best ever. Try these simple tweaks to your daily routine and you’ll definitely notice a difference:
1. Get more sleep. Do you really need to stay up until 2 a.m. watching talk shows? Turn off the tube and hit the sack earlier, even if it’s only 30 minutes earlier. Even a small amount of extra sleep can help you feel more refreshed and improve your skin – check out “How Sleep Affects Men’s Skin” for more info.
2. Time your meals better. Getting certain nutrients at different times of the day can boost your energy when you need it most, whether it’s right before a workout or a big company presentation. Read “Your Guide to Nutrient Timing” for more on the best times to consume carbs, protein and fats.
3. Drink green tea. Instead of your morning cup of Joe, have some tea instead. The natural ingredients in green tea serve as a thermogenic and kick-starts your metabolism. While coffee also contains caffeine, it lacks green tea’s antioxidant content, which can help reduce the appearance of aging signs.
4. Supplement your diet. Sometimes, exhaustion can be a sign that you’re not getting enough nutrients from your diet. A men’s multivitamin, an omega-3 fish oil supplement and a men’s thermogenic formula are just a few of the men’s nutritional supplements that can help perk you up.
5. Lose weight. Extra pounds can slow you down – literally. By eating right and exercising regularly, you’ll shed fat and feel a lot lighter. Read “Introducing MenScience Boot Camp” to learn more about this fun, easy way to transform your body.
6. Manage stress. Easier said than done, huh? Do some yoga, go out with your friends, take a vacation or just chill out. Getting stress under control not only boosts your energy levels, but also reduces the risk of acne breakouts and other skin issues.
7. Stay hydrated. Make sure you’re drinking enough liquids. Read our “9 Hydration Tips for Men” article on easy ways to get more water.
8. Eat complex carbs. The complex carbs found in whole grains and legumes provide your body with steady supply of energy. Processed foods and soft drinks, on the other hand, contain simple carbs that provide a quick boost but may not last as long. For more information on the differences between simple carbs and complex carbs, read “The Truth About Carbs.”
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