Every now and then, you might have one of those gloomy, low-energy days which can end up being a complete drag on your productivity. And what’s more, when you are feeling like the hours are passing by at a crawl, a coffee or three may often be your go-to elixir.
Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to revitalize and refresh your energy reserves and have a productive day on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. This involves three basic things: food, sleep and exercise.
4 ways to boost your energy
1. Eat the right food
You can boost your energy levels with fatty acids and protein. Fatty acids can be sourced from fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, and nuts. Protein can be found in lean meats such as chicken and turkey. There are many healthy recipes that include these important nutrients. Including this delicious salmon pizza from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
There are many energy boosting foods that you can include in your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan that are very simple and easy to make.
Water is important in conquering fatigue. If your body is short on fluids, one of the first signs is the feeling of fatigue.
2. Get plenty of sleep
Lack of sleep can leave you feeling fatigued making it difficult to concentrate. Research shows that sleep can increase your energy levels. If you’re struggling to get enough sleep you’re not alone, read what our global mom survey had to say.
Exercise can boost energy levels. Exercise also releases serotonin and dopamine which is the reason why you feel so good after a workout. What kind of exercise you do doesn’t really matter, but consistency is the key.
As little as 20 minutes of low to moderate aerobic activity from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app at least three to four times per day can help sedentary people feel more energized and boost mood.
4. Maintain a healthy weight
Energy and weight loss go hand in hand. When you lose weight on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, you have more energy to go to the gym and do more exercise. Prior to losing the weight however, those extra pounds may have been straining your joints and literally weighing you down. Check your BMI on the challenge app.
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The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises moms can do AT HOME.
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