Do you know that? During the day, at the latest around 4 p.m., it suddenly appears – the nasty afternoon low. The well-being is gone, you feel sluggish and unmotivated. How you don’t give the afternoon low a chance, we’ve summarized in Tips & Tricks.
Read right away and show the next afternoon low the cold shoulder and get your “all day long” well-being back!
9 TIPS AGAINST YOUR AFTERNOON LOW!
1. With a reasonable lunch.
Heavy foods, such as schnitzel and fries, are taboo. The body needs too much energy to digest it. And that’s exactly what a completely different organ is missing – your brain. Prefer protein suppliers such as light meat and fish, because they fill up for a long time, can be digested well and support our cells at work. Add a little vegetables and/or salad and a light lunch is created. You can find more great recipes that will be good for your body in our book “The VABO-N APEX Concept”.
2. With the right snacks.
When the afternoon low strikes, we often think we need sweets. This is because our blood sugar levels are in the basement. But those who now resort to sweets are not doing themselves any favours. The sugar contained causes our blood sugar levels to soar, but the problem is that it sinks all the faster and the next low is already rolling. Therefore: stay strong and ignore the chocolate wish, otherwise you will soon have a few kilos more on your hips – and that’s the last thing you want, right? Alternative? Resort to healthy snacks such as nuts, as they are full of power ingredients that support your brain in its work, or simply give yourself a VABO-N ESSENTIALS or FIERCE.
3. With a large glass of cold water.
Yes, it sounds banal, but it helps! Sufficient fluid supply (at least 2 liters daily) is relevant for your blood circulation and oxygenation from your head and body. Do you feel the first signs of fatigue during the day? This may be due to a lack of water, as this causes your body to slowly shut down its functions in order to protect itself. Quickly grab a glass of water, then your battery will be charged and you can give it your all again.
4. With fresh air.
Just half an hour in the fresh air has a positive effect on your ability to concentrate, a study by the University of Birmingham has found. For this purpose, 56 subjects were divided into two groups. One of them was sent daily for 30 minutes for ten weeks for the so-called “Lunch Walk”. Afterwards they had to answer questions about their state of mind and behold, the study participants, who were in the fresh air at noon and had oxygen, were consistently more optimistic that they would manage the remaining work for the day. Can. Those who were not physically active and were in the fresh air felt unmotivated and overwhelmed. If a short walk in the fresh air should not go out, then at least do not forget the regular ventilation.
5. With vitamins & minerals.
why? Because these push energy metabolism and help reduce fatigue and fatigue. Important roles play: Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid and the mineral magnesium. Of all this, you will find comfortably 100 of your daily needs in VABO-N ESSENTIALS and FIERCE. For example, vitamin B12 is not only important for energy metabolism, but is also used to form healthy red blood cells. These are needed to transport oxygen throughout the body. If the body lacks oxygen, we become tired and sluggish. VABO-N ESSENTIALS and FIERCE support you in the fight against fatigue.
6. With short sports sessions.
Sport can not only prevent you from an afternoon low, but also get you out if it has already caught you. When you’re active, your body releases happiness hormones, stimulates your brain’s oxygen supply and blood circulation – that helps keep awake. However, when the working days are packed again, there is usually no time for a complete workout. Luckily, even smaller movement units help – in between simply making hampelmen, crunches or step-ups on an armchair.
7. With light.
In the cold season, the sun sets earlier and so it usually gets dark in the office in the afternoon. And in the dark, our body switches to night mode almost automatically and produces more melatonin. The sleep hormone makes us get tired quickly. So as soon as you notice that it’s slowly getting gloomy in the office, turning on light. It may not be quite as effective as real daylight, but definitely better than nothing.
8. With certain odours.
Sounds weird, but it helps. Because stinging smells make you cheerful again. Aromatherapists advise on essential oils. Especially the blue eucalyptus or peppermint stimulate your nervous system and blood circulation in your brain. But even the mixture of a few drops of rosemary with jojoba oil can do real miracles – smell ingestion or simply rub on forehead and temples.
9. With relaxation exercises.
Anyone who has to sit a lot in your profession knows the problem. At some point in the afternoon, concentrated sitting is no longer possible. The muscles in the neck slowly cramp and begin to ache. Relaxation exercises can not only help solve this problem, but also increase blood circulation and promote concentration. Which exercise helps? Just lower your head as if you were touching the sternum with your chin, opening the chest and pushing down your shoulders. Another helpful exercise is if you’re circular for about 20 seconds. You’ll notice loosened muscles let oxygen flow better – directly into your brain!