Need an energy boost? 5 ways to boost your stamina

Tired of feeling tired? If sluggish has become the new you, here’s how to put the yay back in your day.

Let’s face it, life can be exhausting.

But feeling “blah” doesn’t help if you’ve got a long hard day or work ahead of you, or if you just want to do something fun, like catch up with friends or get on top of your gaming goals.

So, what are the best natural and healthy ways to ramp up your stamina?

1. Go for a walk

It sounds simple but there’s mountains of evidence to show that getting up off the couch and heading out your front door is a wonderful way to up your energy levels.

Regular exercise, such as walking, not only boosts oxygen flow through the body but can increase levels of cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine —hormones that help elevate energy levels.

2. Take a power nap

It might sound counter-intuitive (nodding off to create more energy, what?) but napping is having a serious moment in the spotlight.

One study, published in the journal Sleep, found a mere 10 minutes of shut-eye during the day resulted in immediate increased alertness and a boost in cognitive performance that lasted more than three hours.

3. Eat something packed with B vitamins

B vitamins are “the bomb” when it comes to energy, helping our bodies to get the energy we need from nutrients like carbohydrates, fat and protein.

Most of these water-soluble vitamins can’t be stored in the body however, making it important you get a healthy dose in your diet.

Try salmon, eggs or leafy greens.

4. Natural stimulants

Working some natural stimulants into your life can also help with the boost you need.

For example guarana, a Brazilian plant native to the Amazon basin and long used by Amazonian tribes for its therapeutic properties.

Studies have shown it can reduce fatigue and improve focus.

Caffeine too, is a popular wake-me-up.

Well-absorbed by the body, its short-term effects can include an increased heart rate, alertness and physical energy.

5. Wakey Wakey all in one go

If you need a quick and easy way to increase your energy levels, mental endurance and stamina, Wakey Wakey Caffeine Gummies are loaded with vitamin B3, B6, B12 and C and 15mg of caffeine.

With less than seven calories per serve, they combine two words we love (fun and tasty) into one supplement.

There is also Wakey Wakey Caffeine Effervescent Tablets, with vitamins B1 and B3 and 100mg of caffeine.

The effervescent tablets also contain less than 10 calories per serve and are gluten free, non-GMO and vegan.

And there you have it – the yay back in your day, with minimum fuss and effort.

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