Snap out of it! Six Tips for Avoiding the Afternoon Energy Slump

Posted: October 7, 2009 in I Don't Know
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Do you find yourself zipping through your workload in the mornings, feeling energized and motivated … only to crash after lunch?

Most of us are probably familiar with the mid-afternoon energy slump. Whether you feel sleepy, exhausted or just lethargic, these are six ways to keep up your energy levels throughout the afternoon.

  1. Go Light on Lunch
    The biggest cause of that sleepy feeling is overdoing it at lunch time. If you eat a huge mid-day meal, your body’s going to be putting its energy resources into digestion.

    Make sure you have a healthy breakfast to see you through the morning, and you won’t be starving at lunch time. Taking your own lunch to work is often the best option, not only for your health but also for your wallet. Try having a wholegrain sandwich filled with lean protein (such as wafer-thin turkey) and salad. Add a couple of pieces of fruit.

  2. Drink Plenty of Water
    As well as eating right, you’ll want to stay topped up on water. I drink a lot of water during the workday, and I often notice that I start losing focus and feeling tired if I’ve not topped up my water glass recently. [read]

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