That post-lunch slump always getting you down? Little changes in your daily routine can help put more pep in your stepMore
The combo of protein, healthy fat, and fiber provides lasting energy. So if you're not getting enough of these important nutrients throughout your day, your food may be zooming through you.
The fix: Aim for a mix of protein (from lean meat, eggs, and beans), healthy fat (from avocado, olives, and nuts), and carbs (from whole grains, vegetables, and fruit) at every meal.
When fatigued university students ran at a low intensity three times a week for six weeks, they felt less tired after six weeks, versus volunteers not instructed to exercise, found research in PLoS One.
The fix: Instead of giving into exhaustion-related relaxation (watching TV or reading) after dinner, consider a walk or exercise.