Achieving optimum energy depends on creating the right habits
Very few people have high energy all of the time and when energy levels dip it can have a huge impact on health, happiness and performance.
Oliver Gray, author of Energise You and Managing Director of energiseYou, says:
"There are very simple changes we can put in place to boost our health, energy, performance and happiness. But it is important to be realistic - don't try to make too many changes at once, you are only setting yourself up to fail. Focus on making healthy choices 80% of the time and allow yourself 20% of the time to be flexible with life."
6 steps to maintain high energy
- Sleep – sleep well each night, so that each morning you start the day refreshed and energised
- Stay hydrated – start the day with a 1½ – 2 litre bottle of water, finish it by the end of the day
- Graze Not Gorge – eat breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a mid-morning and mid afternoon snack
- Activate your energy – at least 3 times a week aim to do 30-60 minutes of exercise in the morning
- Watch the caffeine – keep caffeine drinks to a max of 2 per day
- Relax – give yourself 20 minutes of “stop time” per day