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Three ways to make sure the longer days don't sap your energy!

by , 15 July 2013

Do you start to feel tired as the days get longer? You may even get a nasty cold the second the first whiff of spring jasmine flowers starts filling the air. Though fatigue and low energy levels are often seen as a winter problem, you'd be surprised how many people start feeling worse as the days get longer and warmer. Here's how to keep your energy levels up naturally…

It’s common knowledge that people get SAD in winter, but what if you start to feel worse as the days get longer? Don’t worry, you’re not a freak! Dr Joseph Cilona from The Doctor Oz Blog says that summer fatigue is quite common. Luckily, you can beat the fatigue of longer days naturally with these three tips…

Energy Tip #1: Stay bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with the power of nuts

The British Journal of Nutrition has published a study saying that, when it comes to natural energy, nothing can beat the power of nuts. And if you’re watching your weight, don’t sweat! The study also showed that those who eat plenty of nuts didn’t have a higher BMI than those who didn’t. Because nuts are high in macronutrients and healthy fats, they make the perfect anti-fatigue snack.

Energy Tip #2: Go green and detox naturally

One of the most powerful ways to increase your energy and lower your toxicity levels is to eat green! Foods that are dark green (spinach, kale, cucumbers) are high in chlorophyll, a highly alkaline substance that neutralizes acidity in your body. Once the greens clean up all the acid from junk food, alcohol and excess sugar, your body has more energy to keep you mentally alert and physically peppy!

Energy Tip #3: Tune in to your body for a more restful sleep

It may seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget: To feel energetic, you need enough sleep! And there’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of a dream – it makes you groggy for the rest of the morning!

You sleep in different phases, and if you use those phases to your advantage, you can feel far more rested in the morning. Try an app like Sleep Cycle to track your sleep phases – it will wake you up in the most natural way, and you’ll feel more energetic all day!

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