If you are feeling sluggish and need a boost of energy, most people lean towards options that are not heathly for their body.  A soda, coffee or even an energy drink is usually the immediate answer for feeling tired.  However, there are options that are MUCH better for you.  Here are a few:

1.  Excercise

More specifically – take a walk. In experiments, a brisk 10-minute walk not only increased energy, but the effects lasted up to two hours. And when daily 10-minute walks continued for three weeks, overall energy levels – and mood – were lifted.

2.  Get Your Vitamin B-12 Shot

Vitamin B-12 plays a vital role in your body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that can naturally help to provide a more restful night’s sleep. And there’s nothing simpler and more effective for staying alert and energetic than getting a good night’s rest. For more information on the benefits of regularly scheduled vitamin B-12 shots or to make an appointment to begin a B-12 regimen here at Mediplan, contact us today.

3.  Make Sure You Are Getting Enough Water

There are innumerable benefits to drinking water. Not least among them is how a hydrated body simply works more efficiently. Even slight dehydration can leave you feeling tired and lethargic.  Next time you are feeling tired, enjoy a tall, cool glass of water and discover the benefits of an all natural energy drink!

4.  Get Some Sun

Studies show that sunlight churns out a feel-good chemical within the body called Beta-endorphins. This molecule, a safe and naturally-occuring relative of opiates, may be a reason some folks can become quite addicted to sunbathing. But it’s also a reason simply catching a few rays can help you improve upon your sunny disposition.

Next time you are feeling a little tired, give these natural energy boosters a try and see what works for you.