It’s no secret that feeling energetic and focused is key to success in both our professional and personal lives. Unfortunately, for many of us, these feelings don’t come easy. Luckily, there are a few things we can do to improve our energy & focus levels.
In this blog post, I’m going to share 9 natural ways to boost your energy levels & focus and help you feel your best!
1. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep
Most people need around 7-8 hours of sleep per night in order to feel their best. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re going to be more tired and less focused during the day. Giving yourself a “no-screen” half hour before bed can help you to unwind and get to sleep
2. Magnesium for rest & recovery
Magnesium is a mineral that’s important for energy production, muscle recovery, and focus. It plays a role in hundreds of functions in your body and can help improve sleep. You can find magnesium in leafy greens, nuts, and seeds and you get a dose of tummy-friendly Magnesium Bisglycinate in every FOGA plantshake – a natural way to boost your energy.
Learn more about Plantshake Nutritional values here.
3. Chill out your workout
Exercise makes us feel great – and can make you feel more energised too. But if you’re struggling with fatigue & lack of focus, try swapping out the morning HIIT for a less stressful workout like Yoga, Swimming or Walking. These activities still give you the feel-good while activating the parasympathetic nervous system – preserving your energy.
Check out this article on Walking as A Workout
4. B-Vitamin Boosts
B-Vitamins are essential for energy production and nervous system function. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is particularly good for focus, as it helps to produce the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine which is linked with improved attention & focus and reduced brain fog. The richest sources of B-Vitamins are whole grains, eggs and pulses. You’ll find 100% RDA of all the B-Vitamins in every plantshake.
5. Hydrate to Invigorate
Dehydration can make you feel tired, dizzy and unfocused. Simply making sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day can naturally improve your energy levels & focus – around two litres is a good rule of thumb. You can also try adding some fresh lemon or mint to your water for an extra zing!
6. Avoid the Caffeine Crash
We all know that coffee can give us a much-needed energy boost in the morning. But did you know that too much caffeine can actually make you feel more tired? Caffeine stimulates the adrenals and makes them work even harder, making the situation worse in the long run. If you’re struggling with fatigue, try cutting down on caffeine – Green tea is a great alternative as it contains less caffeine than coffee and also has some great health benefits.
Check out our article on the benefits of Green Tea
7. Vitamin C for Adrenal Support
Vitamin C is vital for the manufacture of adrenal hormones – like cortisol – which help to moderate & stimulate the metabolism of food into energy. The best sources are veggies like peppers, kale and sprouts, and fruits like Kiwis and citrus.
The Acerola Cherry is exceptionally high in Vitamin C, which is why we add it to every FOGA Plantshake – a perfect natural energy boost!
8. Nourish Your Gut
Responsible for digesting & extracting energy from food, the source of the majority of immune response and many mood hormones, your gut microbiome has a huge impact on how you feel. Luckily, nourishing it can be simple. Aim for at least five portions of plants a day (quantity) and at least 30 different plants a week (variety). This gives the variety of foods your microbiome needs to maintain balance.
A different plantshake each day gives you 2 of your five a day, and all 30 a week – making it easy to nourish your gut.
9. Iron for Focus
Essential for transporting oxygen around the body, Iron also plays a role in brain health. Trials have shown that supplementing iron improved attention, short- and long-term memory and performance in cognitive tasks. We use tummy-friendly Iron Bisglycinate in our shakes to ensure you’re getting what you need to feel your best.
FOGA plantshakes are an excellent way to get all the nutrients you need for energy and focus – in a delicious, convenient shake. Order today and see how you should feel.