It’s early afternoon and you’re battling that sluggish, tired feeling . If this sounds familiar read on and I will provide you with five quick techniques to boost your energy. These energy boosts help anytime of the day and several of the techniques provide an energizing way to wake up.
Energy Boost #1 – Five Minute Energizing Yoga
I enjoy beginning my days with an energizing yoga routine. Yoga is a great way to get an energy boost that can sometimes last the entire day. You don’t have to spend an hour doing yoga in order to get the energy boost. There are actually five minute energizing yoga routines that really help boost energy. I have included a link to Rodney Yee’s, “5-minute twist sequence”, a quick way to get rid of tension and an excellent way to boost energy and start your day off right.
Energy Boost #2 – Brisk Walk or Jog
An easy way to boost energy is to get up and take a quick, brisk walk or jog. Five to ten minutes is all that is needed, but you need to exert some energy in order to get those endorphins flowing. Keep an extra pair of sneakers at the office to throw on in order to take a brisk walk or jog during your lunch or in the afternoon when that tired feeling hits. If are somewhere where you don’t need to worry about getting sweaty, quick interval training with some sprints combined with walking for five or ten minutes can really help to boost your energy.
Energy Boost #3 – Energy Boosting Drinks
I will admit that I have used Chaser 5-hour energy in the past as a way to help boost my energy. I have found it especially helpful when trying to gather the energy to get through a difficult workout (or to get started with the workout). The caffeine does occasionally leave me jittery and my body can’t handle these energy drinks in the morning, but on occasion I have found energy drinks helpful in getting that energy boost I need.
Energy Boost #4 – Jump Rope for five minutes
I find that fast paced exercises like jumping rope or sprinting help provide an energy boost. These cardio exercises get the blood pumping and the endorphins flowing. Jumping rope for five minutes is a great way to get that little energy boost.
Energy Boost #5 – Coffee
Like those energy drinks that contain caffeine, a cup of coffee in the afternoon or before a workout can help give you a short-term energy boost. Follow the caffeine with five or ten minutes of intense exercise and the energy boost will last a lot longer.
These are five quick and easy ways that I have found helpful to boost my energy. Hopefully they will work as well for you.