Do you ever feel sluggish in the afternoon? Why not boost your energy and increase your health at the same time! Many people rely on caffeine or sugar to boost their energy in the afternoon. While caffeine and sugar give you a quick boost of energy, they are followed by an even bigger energy drop, can lead to weight gain and sleep problems, and reduce your immune system’s effectiveness.
Instead, use a quick, free, portable technique to keep your energy elevated without any of those unwanted side-effects. You can quickly boost your energy and improve your health anywhere by practicing an easy breathing technique.
Take 5 deep breaths counting in this way:
- Breathe in for a count of 6
- Pause (with breath held in body) for count of 2
- Breathe out for count 4
- Pause (before inhaling) for a count of 2
Not only will you feel energized but you will infuse your brain and other organs with increased oxygen and vitality which is essential for their proper functioning. You will be more alert, focused and creative.
Another terrific way to boost your energy and increase your afternoon productivity is to do yoga on your lunch break. Even some simple stretches standing behind your chair can wake up your body and mind.
I wish you much increased energy,