Like most people in the world, you probably aren’t your best self when you’re tired. A sleepy brain is a muddled mind, and studies have shown that going 24 hours without sleep is like being drunk. If you wouldn’t show up to work drunk, why show up exhausted? Though the other option, staying home in bed and sleeping all day, sounds perfect, it’s unfortunately not realistic. So, here are some tips on how to stay high energy when you’re fatigued at work!
Get on Your Feet
Sedentary is the new smoking, meaning that sitting/standing for 6-8 hours a day can affect blood flow and potentially lead to blood clots. Using energy helps to boost energy, so get out of your conference room NYC and take short, five to ten minute breaks to get some exercise! Take a walk, use the stairs, or just get a good stretch going–anything to get your blood pumping.
Food for Thought
Your body converts the nutrients you get from food into energy that helps you go about your day. So, if you’re feeling groggier than usual, you may just need a snack to boost you! Stay away from sugary, processed candies and chips and stick to fruits, veggies, and nuts. Yogurts and high fiber snacks like rice cakes and popcorn are also yummy, healthy snacks!
Sometimes when we’re feeling fatigued, it’s a result of our bodies becoming dehydrated. When we’re thirsty, our hearts have to work harder to pump blood due to the lack of fluids. Talk about bad blood! The Mayo Clinic recommends that adults drink almost three to four liters of water per day, depending on their body size. This may sounds like a lot, but just keep a bottle of water in your conference room NYC and drink throughout the day! You’ll be hydrated in no time.
For more tips on how to keep your energy up in your conference room NYC, check out this article from the University of Washington!