The Living Room
9 Ways to Gain More Energy Every Day
Who wouldn’t want more energy? From the start of your day until the end, we show you, along with some help from “The Living Room” host Tiffiny Hall, 9 ways to stay energized and be your best self!
It’s late afternoon and you’re struggling to keep your eyes open. You’re not alone. Many of us are looking for ways to have more energy to get through the day. Candice, an office manager and mother, is in need of some of these life hacks. In this clip from “The Living Room,” Tiffiny Hall has a ton of energy-boosting tips to share! Check it out below and read on to find 9 ways you can have more energy every day!
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Begin Your Day with A Calming Morning Routine
From the moment you wake up, you can set your day in the right direction by taking some deep calming breaths. Give your body time to wake up with some light stretching. Doing this for just 3 minutes will release chemicals into your body that will have a beneficial effect on you. Furthermore, throughout the day, utilize slow, concentrated breathing, to bring oxygen to your cells, which will leave you feeling more refreshed.
Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day
Dehydration can make you feel sluggish, so sipping water throughout the day will give you the constant energy you need. If you are someone who struggles to drink at least the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses per day, use this trick from “The Living Room”: fill up a water bottle and use a sharpie to mark off the amount of water you should consume by particular times of the day. Or, buy one of these water bottles from Amazon which already has those times marked off for you!
Have a Healthy Lunch
Lunch often gets overlooked if you’ve got a super busy day. Or, you may indulge in heavy midday meals as a way to treat yourself. Either option is setting you up for exhaustion. Eat to fuel your body. Tiffiny recommends that Candice eats a salad with chicken for protein and tahini and avocado for some healthy fat. Other great options are a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with avocado or grilled chicken or fish with a side of beans or lentils.
Go for an After-Lunch Walk
Once you finish eating lunch, don’t just sit there! Use this time as your break to get outside and walk. Walking is good for digestion and sunlight will help you boost a chemical in your brain that will give you more energy.
Avoid Sugar-Heavy Afternoon Snacks
A donut or cookie may be calling your name, but it’s only setting you up for trouble if you listen to it! Sugar may give you a short burst of energy but then will soon leave you crashing, feeling sluggish and tired. Choose a snack that has a mix of protein and fiber like apples and peanut butter or whole-grain crackers and cheese.
It may seem daunting to begin a workout, but we guarantee you will always feel better and more energized after completing one. Even a simple walk will do the trick. Get your body off that chair and moving and you’ll reap the benefits of better health and more energy all around.
Sniff Some Eucalyptus
Of course our Australian friends from “The Living Room” love eucalyptus, and we can see why! Tiffany shares a great energy trick to sniff it as a natural stimulant. Pick up a bottle of spray and enjoy the scents of more energy!
Eat Dinner Early
When your stomach starts rumbling later in the day, don’t try and wait until a certain time if you can help it, just eat dinner on the earlier side. You’ll give your body more time to digest which will allow you to have a restful night’s sleep. When you eat right before bed, digestion can disrupt your REM sleep, which is the stage of the sleep cycle that will help you feel more rested the next day. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night. For more tips on how to sleep, read our article here.
End Your Day With a Sleep-Inducing Bedtime Ritual
Just as you began your day on a tranquil note, wind down the same way. The blue light of your phone affects sleep hormones, so try and shut down all technology devices at least a half hour before bedtime. Tiffiny suggests that Candice try an eye mask to achieve complete darkness which will aid in falling asleep. We're already looking forward to snoozing off tonight in this adorable cat eye mask.
Integrate these tips into your daily life and reap the benefits of more energy. You’ll see how good it can feel!
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