Hitting an energy slump is, sadly, a regular occurrence for many of us. And there’s only so much we can reasonably expect from our beloved matcha lattes and blueberry energy bites.
So, we tapped Jen Scheinman, RD and Nutrition Affairs Manager for Timeline Nutrition, to share her energy-boosting tips.
We’ll let her take it away!
1. Take a power walk. “It’s well known that exercise can help boost energy levels, and you don’t need much to feel its effects. A recent study demonstrated that just one 20-minute brisk walk could improve energy and focus as much as a cup of coffee does.
“If you can’t take a 20-minute break, a short walk or even standing and stretching can help to wake you up by getting the blood flowing. I encourage my clients to schedule a short movement break on their calendar, so they can get up and get energized a few times during the day.”
2. Support your cell’s energy producers. “The mitochondria are tiny organelles inside your cells that produce the energy your body needs to perform. Supporting their health is critical in making sure your cells can efficiently produce energy.
“A little-known nutrient called Urolithin A actually helps to renew the mitochondria, so they are better able to make the energy you need. Urolithin A is derived from our gut microbiome, but unfortunately, most of us don’t have the right microbiome to make it. Taking a supplement like Mitopure is an easy way to get Urolithin A and support your body’s energy production.”
3. Eat right for energy. “Eating a healthy diet that limits sugar is one of the best things you can do to boost your energy. Refined starches like white bread and sugar can cause a spike in your blood sugar, followed by a drop that can make you feel sleepy.
“Eating healthier carbs like whole grains and fruit, paired with protein and fat, keeps your blood sugar levels more stable, which means more consistent energy levels all day.”
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