We can all agree that in this fast-paced world, most of our days are jam-packed and chaotic. And it's only normal to feel somewhat tired at some point during those long days.
If you're feeling like you'd rather be taking a dive back into your bed instead of exercising, working or doing whatever it is you need to do, you've come to the right place. We're sharing our top tricks for getting your energy back when you're feeling fatigued…
Three ways to combat fatigue and feel more energised
#1: Apply some peppermint oil
is often accompanied by feeling tired and headachy – and that’s where peppermint oil comes in. A natural stimulant, this oil is fantastic for boosting your energy levels. Just sniffing a couple of drops on a handkerchief will reduce fatigue
, soothe nerve and sharpen your memory almost instantly! Don’t believe it? A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study published in the journal The Neurologist
found that topically applying peppermint oil was as effective in banishing headaches as 1,000 mg of acetaminophen, a type of medicine commonly used to treat pain
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#2: Go for a massage
You already know that enjoying a massage helps release stress
. Well, it can also help reduce fatigue
, according to marriage and relationship counsellor Doris Wild Helmering. A number of studies have shown that massage reduces levels of stress
-inducing cortisol, while boosting levels of stress-reducing dopamine and serotonin, which helps lower blood pressure
and slow down heart rate. As a bonus, massages are highly effective for back pain
– they may even work better than chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.
#3: Do some exercise
You might be tempted to skip the gym when you’re feeling fatigued, but you’ll be even more exhausted if you do. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise every day, even when you’re feeling low on energy. Slip in sessions of yoga or Tai chi, which combine gentle exercise with relaxation techniques. On days that your energy levels are really sagging, do five to 10 extra minutes of stretching, walking, dancing or anything that gets your body into motion.
What are your top tips for instant energy?
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