Three thirtyitis or the mid afternoon slump at work can cause the rest of the afternoon to drag on and cause work to become unbearable to the point where we are reaching for a quick sugar fix to get us through this period of the day because it’s just what happens right?
What if there was a way you could get through the day with plenty of energy and not suffer from the dreaded three thirtyitis?
Below is our Three tips to unlock your energy potential and allow you to get through the working day:
Re-Evaluate your breakfast
Today we spend a lot more time at work and now with work starting earlier and finishing later our food choices tend to be one of the first things to suffer. Particularly with breakfast, cereals, toast, coffee or having nothing at all are the go to preferences for those in a rush to get to work.
Unfortunately due to these either being high in sugar which is used very quickly by the body as it does not need to be broken down therefore it is readily available for the body to use straight away therefore that bowl of cereal you just ate is all used up in the mad dash to the office or highly processed which in simple fact is not good for your body let alone providing you energy.
The best thing you can do is have an all round breakfast with a mixture of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Foods such as eggs, spinach, bacon, avocado etc. are all great options to base a high sustaining energy breakfast to get you through the day.
Prepare your meals for the day
Preparing home cooked meals full of real food will help provide you with the energy you require throughout the day and will remove the stress of 1. having to duck out of work to the local take away store to get something quick and 2. remove the stress of potentially eating something that is bad for your health.
One of if not the most important step is to hydrate. This one is pretty self explanatory as a lot of us do not get enough water throughout the day. You need to be getting a minimum of 2 litres of water throughout the day and on of the best ways to do this is to buy yourself a large glass water bottle and sip on it as you work, then once it is empty go fill it up straight away. This will not only keep you on top of your water intake it will also allow you to move your body and have a bit of a break from work for a minute or 2.
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