Flabby? Tired? Drained? SOUL SISTER Klara Fuchs reveals her best tricks for more energy in the dark season.
Do you also belong to the faction of tired marmot in winter and often do not really get going all day long? According to a study by the health company Abbott, 45 percent of respondents said they are regularly tired. Forty-eight percent said they sometimes don’t know where to take the power from to maintain their lifestyle.
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“It’s easy to change that,” says our SOUL SISTER and power girl Klara Fuchs. “You can’t buy energy at the supermarket, but you can generate it by changing your habits.” With Klara’s 5 Energy Boosters, you can jump out of bed with a smile on your face, concentrate on your work and even be up and running in the evening.
1. Gently start the day
If you get torn from your sleep by the loud ringing of the alarm clock, it’s anything but a soft start. Where is the motivation to jump out of the springs with power coming from? A light alarm clock leads you from the realm of dreams into the day much more gently.
“It simulates sunrise, slowly increases the level of cortisol in your blood through the color of the morning light – and wakes you up in a completely natural and relaxed way,” says Klara.
2. Breathe deeply and find inner peace while meditating
“You don’t even have to get out of bed to recharge your energy depots.”
This meditative breathing exercise makes you fit for the day: Inhale for 4 seconds, hold the breath for 4 seconds, then exhale for 4 seconds and then hold the air again for 4 seconds. Repeat the exercise for about 2 minutes.
Too many things are buzzing in your head? Then try meditation. Even if it’s only 10 or 15 minutes in between, short head breaks bring you down at that moment and pay off in the long run.
If you meditate regularly, even the brain changes. As researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found out, the so-called almond kernel – a structure in the brain that is involved in controlling anxiety among other things – shrinks over time.
3. Provide your body with nutrients
Healthy nutrition doesn’t have to be boring. Your meals can be tasty, balanced and at the same time provide the right energy.
“For example, if you start the day with a good power breakfast, you’ll be much more productive,” Klara assures.
Studies show that you think better when you have something in your stomach in the morning. The best thing to do is to eat carbohydrates such as oatmeal in combination with nuts and fruit.
A healthy body needs a diet that provides strength, energy and nutrients to stay healthy. If you often feel tired, it can also be due to an angel’s vitamin D or iron intake, for example. So take the opportunity to have your blood values checked by your doctor and balance your household with appropriate supplements if you have deficits.
4. Have a good sleep
Energy for the next day is best collected in your sleep. Which also has an impact on your energy level: your routine. Because if you get up every day at the same time, your body is used to it and knows when to wake it up and when to be tired. On the other hand, getting up at 5 and once at 8 o’clock can confuse your body, causing it to react with energy lows.
Your body needs between 6 and 8.5 hours of sleep in order to start with good mood and motivation. If you fall short, your well-being suffers, and too much sleep can make you lethargic.
5. Incorporate movement into your everyday life
It is not generally known for nothing that it is really good to blow your head through or let the sun shine on your stomach. Nature is the best place to recharge your batteries, to switch off, to come back to yourself. Especially in outdoor sports, when you additionally suck the clear air into your lungs, you feel perfect.
“Being fit means so much more than six-packs, diet and agony. If you find the right attitude towards training, sport has a positive, energy-giving effect on your life,” Klara explains. “
Try different sports until you find the right one for you, because sport is supposed to be fun, and it only does that if it doesn’t feel like coercion.