Whether it’s a stressful job, kids keeping you up at night, or you’re feeling run down, we need to recharge the batteries from time to time to keep those energy levels high!
We’ve worked with the experts at NIVEA to pull together our top 10 ways to recharge, so you can feel on top of your game, every day.
1. Breakfast like a king
Breakfast can often be the first meal in the day you skip when you’ve got a busy schedule. Skipping brekkie will lower your metabolism, making it more difficult for your body to burn sugar and provide you with adequate energy throughout the day.
If you can’t find the time before work for a breakfast, grab a cereal bar or a pot of porridge; It’s quick to make and the breakfast of choice for many athletes and also for dieters, who find the high fibre levels give them energy for longer.
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3. Work up a sweat
It can be hard to go for a run or find the time to go to the gym during a lunch break, but a quick walk can do you the world of good. Go get some fresh air with a power walk around the block! Exercise is not only good for your physique, but it can also have a remarkable impact on your mood, immune system and general wellbeing. Just be sure to stay feeling and smelling fresh with our range of anti-perspirant deodorants.
4. Soak up the sun
It’s important to get at least ten minutes of sunshine a day to boost your intake of Vitamin D. Take an afternoon break and go outdoors, where natural light will boost your mood and energy levels. If you don’t have time for a break, try a meeting outdoors, or park further away from your place of work so you combine exercise with time in the sun after work.
Don’t forget to keep yourself protected with our Wilko suncare range which has been awarded a maximum five-star rating against skin damage caused by UVA rays, so you can be reassured that you are getting the best protection available.
You can also try our Vitamin D tablets. They won’t help you tan, but will help to support a healthy immune system.
5. Fuel correctly
You wouldn’t put the wrong kind of petrol in a Ferrari, so don’t feed your body incorrectly either! Keep feeling on top of your game by eating healthily and you’ll not only have more energy, but you’ll look and feel better. A diet based on starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and pasta; with plenty of fruit and vegetables; some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and lentils; some milk and dairy foods; and not too much fat, salt or sugar, will give you all the nutrients you need!
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7. Technology time out
Like caffeine, blue light is a stimulant that can spoil a good night’s restorative sleep. Switching off the telly, the mobile and the laptop will have a remarkable effect on your stress levels, allowing you to relax and recuperate. Try not to have these devices in the bedroom, to help resist temptation so you can get a good night’s sleep.
8. Develop a bedtime routine
Having a consistent bedtime routine can help you prepare for a good night of restorative sleep. Go to bed, and get up, at the same time every day.
9. Sleep deeper
Improving the quality of your sleep doesn’t just mean sleeping for longer. Avoid nightcaps or midnight snacking, as raising your blood sugar will have a negative effect on the quality of your sleep.
And finally, if you don’t get enough sleep, make it look like you did! Look for a men’s eye roll on – a clever little product that helps make shadows less noticeable by deflating the area around the eye. Check out our men’s mini grooming guide blog for more advice on how to fake a good night’s sleep.