Do you know how to beat driver fatigue?
Exercise gives you an energy boost.
Inactive people can increase their energy by 20% while decreasing fatigue by as much as 65% by simply participating in regular, low-intensity exercise. The more you exercise aerobically, the more energy the body produces.
Tired? Grab a glass of water.
Dehydration is one of the leading causes of low energy. If you're not well hydrated, your body puts its resources into maintaining water balance rather than giving you energy.
3 take away tips to boost your energy levels:
1. Eat the right foods
Always eat breakfast and try to include lean protein and complex carbs in every meal. Avoid foods with a high sugar or salt content. Reach for unprocessed options so you can get more nutrients and longer lasting energy.
2. Stay hydrated
Reach for a bottle of water every hour. Ensure you are drinking enough by checking the colour of your urine. If it's light coloured you're on track.
Aim for 10 minutes every few hours. A short walk and some stretches will help get your blood flowing, improve your concentration and boost your energy levels.