Beat Fatigue! 10 Instant Energy Boosters Mar 17, 2016 | Fatigue 10 Instant Energy Boosters Go for a walk If you want to feel instantly energized, get some sunlight. A brisk 20-minute walk can reduce the production of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline by as much as 45 percent and leave you feeling upbeat for more than an hour afterwards, according to one study. Another good reason to take a lunch break! Snack on protein Chocolate may seem like a quick fix when you’re feeling tired, but it can play havoc with your blood-sugar levels. If you crave sugar in the afternoon, eat three meals a day and have a high-protein snack (such as nuts) mid-morning and mid-afternoon to avoid energy dips. Stroke a dog Studies show that stroking a pet can help lower blood pressure and can also prompt the release of “feel good” hormones serotonin and oxytocin too. Sniff some peppermint There’s nothing like the fresh, clean smell of peppermint to make you feel bright and awake. Studies show that sniffing peppermint can increase the brain’s production of alpha waves, electrical impulses that can produce a happier mood, in a matter of minutes. Drink more water Even mild dehydration can zap your energy and leave you feeling weak, dizzy and unable to think straight. Keep your fluid levels topped up by sipping water throughout the day. Thirst indicates dehydration has already occurred, so don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink. Have a laugh Laughter is one of the best energy boosters. When we laugh it triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Spend time with friends who make you laugh or watch your favorite comedy show on TV. Go for bright colors Colors have a surprising influence on our mood and energy levels. Surround yourself with bright colors, such as a bright yellow umbrella, or wear bright clothes, such as a red shirt. Warm colors (red, orange and yellow) are the most energizing. Stand up and move Studies show that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of premature death from heart disease, stroke and cancer. The body’s vessels tend to constrict during inactivity, zapping of you energy and making you feel tried. Stand up and walk around for a few minutes. Do 30 jumping jacks and you’ll really get the blood flowing and heart pumping. Eat almonds Nuts aren’t just packed with protein. Almonds in particular are a great source of the mineral magnesium, which is believed to boost energy, as well as help improve muscle functioning, heart health and protect against memory loss. Coenzyme Q10 Found in the mitochondria of cells, Coenzyme Q10 is essential for producing adenosine triphosphate, which transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism. If you often feel tired and have a less than healthy diet or are on certain medications, you may be deficient. For more information on specific programs to address your blood pressure, contact Dan Prater, ND on 219.613.1161 or via email. Shop Now — At Our Healthy Medicine Shoppe! Ordering is simple with our online dispensary, and the products will be shipped directly to your home or work within a few days. The Fullscript Dispensary includes over 2000 products all USP/GMP and 3rd party tested. No service, information, product available from 21st Century Total Wellness, LLC should be misconstrued as medical advice prescribing, diagnosing,or intervention for any medical condition. All information available from our website, brochures, and other collateral material are offered as educational material for your review.