With their combination of theobromine and caffeine, Phen Caps are great for giving you a much-needed boost of energy to help fuel an active, healthy lifestyle. However, there are many ways you can help to boost your energy levels by swapping energy-zapping daily habits for healthier habits to help you feel like you can take on anything! Here we give you ten great tips to get you energized on Phen Caps.
1. Drink Water
Phen Caps give you a boost of energy but if you’re dehydrated then that can leave you less than energized. And yes, we know that it seems like we’re always telling you to drink more water, but it really is one of the best things you can do for your body, not to mention the cheapest and easiest way to boost your energy levels. So, skip the soda, avoid ‘energy’ drinks and replace them with a tall glass of water for calorie-free instant hydration – just what your body needs to work at its best, meaning a faster metabolism and a whole lot more energy!
2. Fuel Up First Thing
For both short and long-term energy boosts, make sure you eat a high-fiber, carbohydrate-rich breakfast. In a study by The University of Southern California, the effects of this type of breakfast were shown to give participants the highest level of alertness between breakfast and lunch, beating the low-fiber high-carb breakfast and high-fat breakfasts. Select breakfast foods such as whole grain toast or a high-fiber whole grain cereal such at oatmeal or Shredded Wheat. Then aim for 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day to continue the energy-boosting effects. You should also never skip breakfast, or any other meal, as tiredness is inevitable when your body starts running on empty.
3. Get Active
Although most people tend to avoid exercise if they’re feeling tired, it’s actually a great way to increase your energy levels. While starting out on a new exercise routine might require a boost of energy (which is where Phen Caps will help you!), within a week or two of regular exercise you’ll find yourself more focused and energized throughout the day and ready for some deep sleep when it gets to bedtime, meaning a more rested you for tomorrow!
4. Have A Power Snack
If you let yourself get hungry between meals your blood sugar falls and you feel lethargic. However, you need to choose the right snacks to prevent ups and downs in your energy levels; a candy bar will just give you a short boost and then leave you feeling more tired than before. Nutritionists advise snacks containing a mix of protein, a little fat and some fiber are the best to boost energy levels and sustain them. Peanut butter on toast, a whole-grain cracker with low-fat cheese, or a yogurt with a handful of nuts are ideal snacks; the carbs offer a quick pick-me-up, the protein keeps energy levels up and the fat makes the energy last.
5. Take Regular Breaks
It’s common here in the US to work long hours and take too few breaks, but this isn’t good for you, your energy levels or your productivity. Take opportunities in your working day to take short breaks by going to a restroom on another floor, regularly getting up to refill your glass of water, or go and talk to a colleague face to face rather than sending an email – all great ways to burn extra calories, stretch your legs, rest your eyes and clear your head for a few minutes too! And, as well as being better for you, researchers at Louisiana State University found that workers who take several short breaks throughout the day work faster and make fewer mistakes than those who just take one long break, so it’s good for your company too!
6. Go For A Walk
While you’re taking one of your quick breaks from work, take a stroll outside to get some fresh air, even if only for 10 minutes. Getting outside and walking around was found to boost energy levels for up to two hours in a classic study by California State University.
7. Sprinkle Some Seeds
Chia seeds are the super-healthy alternative to an espresso shot. Great for an afternoon energy boost, they’re packed with a revitalizing combination of B vitamins, fiber, and protein. Simply stir them into a low-sugar yogurt for an instant way to perk up your metabolism and add to your Phen Caps energy boost.
8. Stretch It Out
If your day is dragging then an invigorating stretch can help to energize you. Stand in a doorway and face forward with your feet a few inches apart, then reach to the sides of the frame. Grab the frame with your fingers, then push your chest forward until you feel a stretch in your torso and back, then hold the position for 30 seconds. This stretch stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, so it’s energizing for body and mind, and should help with your posture if you’re sat at a desk all day too.
9. Eat A Rainbow
Your body needs a range of nutrients to work efficiently and give you the energy you need each day. And, the best way to ensure that you’re getting all your vitamins is to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables. Green veggies tend to have more protein and iron, but colorful veg like sweet potato, carrots and red peppers pack in the antioxidants and vitamin C. And, what could be better than a fruit salad with all of the colors of the rainbow? So, make sure you vary your diet every day and get a good range of different produce in to give you all the nutrients your body needs to get energized!
10. Get An Early Night
Last but definitely not least, one of the best ways to help get you energized is sleep! As much as Phen Caps will motivate you for the day ahead, if you often miss out on sleep then your energy levels, metabolism, and weight loss will all suffer as a result. Sleep is necessary for our bodies and brains to recharge, so failing to get enough rest means that it has to work extra hard to do everyday tasks, including processing food into energy. If you have to wake up at 6am during the week then try to be in bed before 10pm at least one night a week, if not more often. Going to bed early ensures good quality sleep and a rested, relaxed you - meaning you’ll feel super energized the following day.
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