Five Fatigue Fighters to Energize Your Work Day

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Fighting fatigue is a challenge we all face at times and may not know how to battle it. I’ve recently been struggling to stay energized while working and knew I needed to do some research. I found some great tips to share with you anytime you feel like all you want to do is sleep on the job!

What To Do…

Eat More Often – What we all want to hear, right? I’m not talking about junk food that’s a bunch of empty calories, but if you eat healthy snacks throughout the day you’ll keep your blood sugar levels stable. It also helps keep you from binge eating later in the day after you haven’t had much to eat earlier in the day. This has definitely helped me! I’ve stocked up on light string cheese, fruit, yogurt, and healthy granola bars.

Get Plenty of Sleep & Water – These 2 might be obvious, but how many times do you not get enough sleep or drink enough water? Probably more than you’d like to admit. You can turn off the TV or stop scrolling earlier at night and hit the hay to make sure you get good, quality sleep that will help you wake up feeling ready to tackle the day. As for water, take a large, refillable water bottle to work and keep it on your desk to stay hydrated throughout the day. You may need to get up to use the restroom more, but it’ll be a good break for your brain and chance for you to get up and stretch.

Order the Fish Tacos – Omega-3 oils were found to help boost alertness in a 2009 study at the University of Siena. Volunteers took a fish oil capsule for 21 days, which resulted in faster mental reaction times and feeling more vigorous.

Stay Minty Fresh – A study by Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia found that mint can help people exercise longer and finish clerical tasks more quickly and accurately. Try keeping some mints, gum, or tea on hand. You can also use mint lotion!

Cool Down with Cold Water – The University of Chicago found that after exposing people to ice water they were able to perform better on standard alertness tests. This is likely caused by our body releasing noradrenaline, an energizing hormone when encountering a stressor. Try running cold water over your wrists for 1-2 minutes or splashing your face for a mid-day boost!



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