Summer Holiday SOS?
Boost Your Energy and Find Your Focus
Fight your fatigue and rediscover your get-up-and-go
Although the summer holidays always feel like they promise endless days of carefree fun and a simpler, sunnier existence, in reality they can be hard to manage. Whether you are trying to juggle the demands of childcare and work or are trying to figure out how to navigate a summer spent without the usual getaway, you might feel a little like you’re starting to flag. Luckily, help is at hand with our guide to some of the best ways to boost your energy and find your focus. Read on to discover more…
Don’t neglect your exercise routine
Although it might feel like one extra thing to find time for in a busy day, if you can summon the strength to carve out even 20 minutes a day, you’ll more than reap the rewards. As well as boosting endorphins, feel-good hormones which contribute to sharper focus and improved mood, exercise increases oxygen levels in the blood and encourages it to produce more energy to meet your body’s needs. Regular exercise also improves the quality of your sleep and if you get more good quality shut-eye then you’re guaranteed to feel more refreshed during the day. For a quick boost, any kind of aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing will help and get you feeling fresher fast, but if you’re feeling seriously fatigued then gentler exercise like yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi will help increase what’s known as calm energy.
Eat for energy
It’s sounds obvious but snacking on fatty, processed foods will only make you feel more sluggish. Instead, search out high energy snacks like almonds or peanuts, both of which are rich in folate and magnesium, essential nutrients for proper energy production. If you’re feeling like you’re lacking in energy and focus at the end of the day in particular, try nut butter on some carrot sticks or oat cakes. As well as containing healthy fats and plenty of protein for long-lasting energy, nut butters such as almond or cashew butter are packed with fibre which keeps your digestion moving and helps you feel energised and less sluggish. Keeping topped up with plenty of fruit and vegetables is important too; great examples include beetroot, cherries and spinach, which all contain several important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and iron, which help your body work to make more energy; NobleBlu’s Energy contains all these sources and more to keep you feeling fired up. And finally, don’t underestimate the potency of the humble banana when you need a quick pick-me-up. Loaded with complex carbs, potassium and vitamin B5, they’re a readymade and super convenient source of natural energy.
Supplement your way to mental sharpness
To support good physical and mental energy levels and performance, NobleBlu’s food-based supplements are a great addition to your daily routine. NobleBlu’s Energy is created with a selection of naturally sourced vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and botanical extracts to help sustain your energy levels. In particular, the Vitamin B complex, including vitamin B3, vitamin B5 and vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in maintaining normal energy production and keep you feeling balanced and ready to take on whatever life throws at you. If flagging focus is your issue, then reach for NobleBlu’s Focus. Blended with vitamins, minerals and botanicals, as well as natural caffeine for that much-needed boost, it also contains lion’s mane, ginkgo biloba and ashwagandha, adaptogens that work with your own body to boost mental capacity, help you stave off that afternoon slump and get back to feeling your best.
Select the right scent
It’s no secret that fragrance can play a huge part in restoring focus and getting you back in the zone, but the type of scent you choose is everything. Great fatigue fighters include zingy peppermint and uplifting citrus oils like grapefruit and orange, which are great at raising drooping energy levels and helping you feel more productive. If you don’t have a diffuser to hand, then sitting next to a large bowl of citrus fruits will have a similar effect. Alternatively look in your kitchen cupboards for inspiration. Cinnamon (whether it’s in stick form or oil form) is, according to experts, known to increase alertness and improve concentration.