Friday, February 15, 2013

Sleep Digest: 5 Ways to boost your energy levels in CNY

By: Asikin, Pek Yeng

They are many of the different ways you could use to boost your energy levels. In this Chinese New Year, sure you have a lot of invitations from your family and friends. If you are feeling tired and lethargic, check out these helpful ways to boost your energy levels.

1. Sleep well 

If you are looking ways to boost your energy levels, consider at your sleeping patterns. Not enough sleep can cause poor concentration, mood swings and contribute to weakened immune function. Aim for around 8 hours of sleep a night as this is the optimal amount for maintaining good health and vitality.

2. Getting up

Getting up and active may be the last thing you want to do when tired, but when you try to increase your activity it helps increase your energy levels. Physical activity makes your body releases feel good hormones. Try and be as active as possible.

3. Eat well

On festive seasons, there are plenty of delicious foods. Try to control your food intake. Aim for lots of wholesome foods, fresh fruit and vegetables. Eating regularly all day is also important and try not to skip any meals especially your breakfast.

4. 8 glasses of water per day

Being dehydrated can really affect your energy levels. Dehydration is also one of the more common causes of fatigue. The average person needs to drink is eight glasses of water per day.

5. The power of the nap

Many of the successful peoples like Leonardo da Vinci took multiple naps a day and slept less at night. Sometimes a quick nap can help to recharge and refresh your body. Try to nap at the same time every day. This helps stabilize your circadian rhythms and boost your energy levels.

Your energy level should not be low. You have more control than you think. But you have to manage it well.


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