Fatigue is a common complaint, especially after people hit middle age. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to boost energy. Some even slow the aging process. If you’re fighting fatigue, here are 12 cheap and easy ways to feel more refreshed and upbeat without hitting the snooze button.
Take a Walk
When people think of exercise they often envision high-intensity, calorie-busting, sweat-pouring workouts. But to boost energy you don’t need to go to that extreme. A brisk 10-minute walk will zap the flat feeling, especially if you aim for three 10-minute walks a day. It’s an easy way to add a little exercise while going about your day.
Ride a Bike
Like walking, riding a bike for a short 10 minutes can really get the heart pumping and energy levels up. Again, as little as three 10-minute sessions can do the trick. Biking (or walking) is also a great way to soak up some sunlight and increase the body’s level of vitamin D, which also can boost energy levels.
Exercise at the Right Time of Day
While many people squeeze in a workout first thing in the morning, a better time to boost energy is in the early afternoon, when fatigue really sinks in. A lunchtime workout session could be just the thing to get back on track.