5 habits that are zapping your energy
Wondering why you’re tired ALL. THE. TIME? It could be one of your everyday habits causing energy slumps – here’s how you can stop them.
A messy desk
Missed the memo on spring cleaning? Jump on board. A US study found that when there are too many objects competing for your attention, your brain’s ability to process info gets compromised.
Working through lunch
Swapping your break for an extra hour of work won’t up your productivity. Research shows it’ll only make you feel more tired at the end of the day.
Sure, hitting snooze will score you extra shut-eye, but you really should get up and get moving. US scientists found that regular exercise can decrease feelings of fatigue.
Did you know people feel tired and more depressed when they slouch? That’s what a study in Biofeedback found, so to keep a spring in your step, strut with an upright posture instead.
Saying yes to everything
So a life of saying no would be pretty boring, but if you’re constantly saying yes at your own wellbeing’s expense, it might be time to put your own needs first instead.
This story originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of Women’s Fitness.