boosting energy

@mtoxales (374)
Canada
May 15, 2007 9:56pm CST
Lately I feel sleepy and exhausted but I have so many things to do so I cannot afford to have a rest. I am not a coffee drinker but now I have tried drinking coffee twice a day to somehow keep me awake. However I think coffee does not really work for me because I still feel sleepy after drinking one. How about you? what do you do to boost your energy?
4 responses
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
16 May 07
A lot of people try to use caffeine drinks to give them their 'boost' and I think it's silly. When you consume something for a boost, you'll get a short boost and then crash once it wears off. Personally, I get my energy boosts by being physically active. If I'm on my rear end in a chair (say for work), then a quick brisk walk is usually enough to get blood flowing and wake me up a bit. I'm a big fan of physical activity. I usually feel a lot more energetic after I work out or do something physically demanding. If you can't work out or run or anything, some quick stretching is a good bet. Not many places that would prevent you from doing at least minor stretching, even if it's only for a limited time or smaller set of muscles.
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@mtoxales (374)
• Canada
16 May 07
I bring my son to school by walking and I noticed that I am energized when I get back home and I can do my chores again. However after a few hours, I feel sleepy again. Maybe I need to do the stretching as you have mentioned. Thanks.
@chileman (969)
• Australia
16 May 07
The latest study is showing if you eat nuts it boosts your energy levels. Obviously nuts with not to much salt but almonds, brazilian, cashews, walnuts or just your normal peanuts will give you a good boost for the day!
@mtoxales (374)
• Canada
16 May 07
Thanks for the information. I'll try that. :)
• United States
16 May 07
Nuts also have a high fat content, so I'd recommend them only as a short term solution. Try a high-impact cardio, it exhausts you in the short term, but lets you get a more restful sleep and extends your energetic period when awake. Also a low-intensity yogic exercise can extend your attention span and energy levels. Basically, to banish fatigue, pump up your happy chemicals. Exercise, even if it means jogging up steps instead of taking the elevator.
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• India
16 May 07
I don't think that coffee has much effect. The effect may be there for an hour or so, but you feel sleepy soon afterwards. When I'm too lazy or sleepy, the one thing that I resort to is HEAVY METAL MUSIC. That helps me a lot in many ways ! Maybe you should try it, if you like heavy songs :)
@mtoxales (374)
• Canada
16 May 07
I can handle some rock or new wave music but not heavy metal. But I do think music can indeed help to make me get off the lazy or sleepy mode. Thanks!
• India
16 May 07
Yes surely, no problem :). Any sort of music that keeps you active must be good for you :).