Five Ways to Combat Low Energy

Even the best of us are hit with low energy from time to time.  Some are hit with it more than others.  Whether low energy levels linger all day, or hit you hard during the afternoon, we have five ways you can combat low energy.

Sip on Green Tea

green-tea Are you a coffee drinker? If so, try swapping out a cup of coffee for a cup of green tea throughout the day.  Green tea has small amounts of caffeine and EGCG, which is the active compound found in green tea.  EGCG has demonstrated to not only boost energy, but it also facilitates weight loss.  In addition to boosting your energy levels, you can possibly burn a few extra calories.  Green tea in the afternoon is also less likely to interfere with your sleeping pattern, as it has less caffeine per ounce than coffee.

Take a Stand

take-a-stand Perk up your energy levels by standing up and stretching.  Sitting too long has a natural tendency to cause your muscles and blood vessels to constrict.  Lengthy periods of inactivity zap your energy, and make you feel even more tired.  Get up and walk around, even if it is just for a few minutes.  This short amount of activity will jump start your muscles and heart, in turn getting your blood flowing.  Plus, once you gain more energy, your productivity will increase.

Breathe Deeply

breathe-deeply Learning how to inhale and exhale deeply is very important.  Breathing completely is one of the best ways to energize oneself.  If you need a quick pick me up, just focus your attention on your breathing.  Inhale for a count of 6, hold your breather for a count of 3, and exhale for a count of 6.  Focus on relaxing your muscles as you exhale.  Once you master deep breathing, you will begin to focus on slow rhythmic breathing and it will be easier for you to gain energy from breathing properly.

An Apple A Day

an-apple-a-day You know what they say about eating an apple a day – it keeps the doctor away.  When your energy dips, do not reach for a high-sugar treat as it will only aggravate your fatigue.  Instead, make it a habit of eating an apple or some other low-glycemic snack, which will boost your energy and stabilizing your blood sugar.  Additionally, fruits like apples, have antioxidants and pectin that help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and fight inflammation, which are both known to trigger disease and premature aging.

Keep Hydrated

keep-hydrated Dehydration is one of the most common causes of fatigue.  If there is not enough fluid in your body, your blood volume drops, in turn, your body and heart work harder in order to supply your cells with oxygen and other nutrients.  Symptoms of dehydration include fatigue, impaired short-term memory, mental fogginess, and dizziness. So, stay hydrated by drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day.  Your body will thank you for it. If you want to combat low-energy quicker, try combining the ways mentioned above with Stacker 2’s Energize Stack, which showcases Stacker 2 Extra Strength Energy Shot and Stacker 2 Energy Drink.  These tips and Stacker 2 products will have you feeling full of energy in no time.