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We’ve all been there. It’s about 2 in the afternoon or so, lunch is over, the day is winding down, and you are just dragging through the office. You try to head on over to get some coffee, but at this point you have so much caffeine running through your veins that a small hit of it isn’t going to make a difference. But, the thing is, you still have an important meeting in the next few minutes that you have to be ON for, or else you’re going to have to make it up over the weekend or stay late after work.
But there are ways to actually get a small boost of energy throughout the day. (Hint: It’s not doing a pile of cocaine; it’s not the 80s anymore.) You just have to know what to look for. So today we’re highlighting this fine article from Men’s Fitness which goes through 50 different ways to boost your energy. For example, here’s a handful:
Get steamed. According to one U.K. study, up to 68% of men feel more energetic after a hot bath or shower.
Eat more fish. Studies show the omega-3s in foods like tuna and salmon can help fight depression, leaving you happier and more energized. Don’t like fish? Try eating more walnuts and flaxseed, or pop a 1,000 mg fish-oil supplement instead.
Turn it up. A report in Online Journal of Sport Psychology says that loud music may be one of the most effective tools for relieving stress and fighting fatigue.
That’s three, right there. So head on over to the above link and check out the other 47, and then get to boosting that energy and enough with the goddamn naps already! Get moving!