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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What To Do When You Feel Really Tired??

While a good night's sleep is always the best solution for regaining energy, this is something that not everyone has the time for. So, when you're up late cramming for that huge test, here are some ways to help you stay alert and awake:

1. Drink a glass of water: Water keeps you hydrated, which gives you energy. This is extremely useful. Whenever you have a glass of water, it immediately refreshes your mind and nerves and you will feel some energy coming to you all of a sudden.
Try to drink 8 or more glasses of water a day and you may feel active and energetic throughout the day. Try to have water at regular intervals, so if you haven't had water from a long time then get yourself a glass of water. Its most probably free for you, isn't it?

2. Take short naps during the day: Now short naps are called as power naps and not without reason. They help to energize our tired bodies. Naps as short as 10-20 minutes during the day, specially in the afternoons, can really revive your dying energy levels and can make you go on for another couple of hours or more without any feeling of tiredness!

3. Eat lots of raw vegetables and fruits: They are low in calories. So you can have a lot of them without the danger of putting on too much of unwanted weight. Not only that but they are so rich in the essential nutrients that your body needs.
Include a lot of salad with your meals, and replace your unhealthy snacks like potato chips or oily items with carrots, cucumbers and other healthy food choices. You may soon notice a rise in your energy levels.

4. Spend some time in the sun: Try to get some morning sunshine. The early morning sunshine can be very beneficial to health, body as well as in keeping you active during the day.

5. Walk for 30 minutes: Seriously, walking is an excellent exercise. It provides movement to all parts of the body. If you can get into the habit of walking daily without fail for 15-30 minutes, then you may enjoy various health benefits.
Your energy levels may soar. You may feel motivated to have more physical activity than you are currently having. You may not feel like sitting in front of that T.V. and spoiling away your health and time.
The dose of fresh air that you can get when you go for a pleasant walk early in the mornings or evenings is also an excellent blessing. Walking alone may be boring for most, so try to take some friend along with you. Both of you can enjoy pleasant talk as well as benefit from the walking!

More Tips...

  1. Get active. If you haven't had enough sleep, you will be lacking quite a lot of energy. Instead of slogging through the day, play basketball with your kids, eat, go for a bike-ride, or just get up and dance! And whatever you do, don't lie down on something comfortable.
  2. Breathe deeply. This will allow your body to regain awareness and give you a chance to become emotionally well.
  3. Do some yoga. If you used a lot of energy you can do yoga to regain it faster.
  4. Eat food that releases energy over a prolonged period of time (such as a banana), eat healthy snacks (not junk food) or that contains protein.
  5. Pour cold water over each wrist. This gets your blood circulating.
  6. Drink a cup of ice or pour it down your back/pants. The cold will wake you up and the shock will get you to jump as in energy, and as previously stated, water keeps you hydrated, which gives you energy.
  7. Do small tasks first. This will save your energy for the big things later.
  8. Do not procrastinate! Putting off tasks will deplete you of time and motivation, get the work done and then have fun.
  9. Don't eat within 2-3 hours of going to sleep/bed.
  10. Happiness also usually helps people gain energy.


  • Sleep deprivation is not a good habit to get into. With lack of sleep, you are more prone to catch viruses and become sick.
  • Do not drink energy drinks. These are not good for your body, and only when you are burning calories by playing sports. That said, only drinks such as Gatorade are good while playing sports. "Energy drinks" like Red Bull have caused heart problems when taken with exercise. When you are lacking energy from sleep deprivation, energy drinks will only bring you up temporarily. In a short time you will "crash" from the large amount of sugar you ingested.
  • Junk food is bad for your health and doesn't provide much useful nutrients. Avoid eating it.
  • Avoid overdosing on television. It can be addicting and exhausting.
  • Foods high in carbs only cause that 'sinking feeling' as your body is already tired and has to work that little bit more when burning off the food, especially if you are stationary and not constantly on the move.

Have a nice day! :)

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