Take a mental reboot
Resting at regular intervals throughout the day can work wonders for your energy levels.
TIP: Three times a day take 90 second breaks. With your eyes closed and breathing deeply, have a blank screen in your mind and mute your internal voice and focus on silence. Practice thinking of nothing. This is easier said than done, but with a little practice you will master it and reap the benefits of having a peaceful mind.
Keep your lunch light but filling
The trick at lunchtime is to avoid stodgy heavy foods that can lead to the post-lunch slump. Instead, opt for foods that are light and easy to digest, but keep you feeling fuller for longer. This also means you’ll avoid mid-afternoon hunger pangs that lead to snacking on sugary, fatty foods. If you dod need a mid-afternoon snack, grab a Jordans Frusli Bar!
TIP: Go for vegetable soups and add beans and pulses such as chickpeas and kidney beans to boost your protein and fibre intake. Serve with a few slices of wholegrain bread. Salads are also great - add a few tablespoons of wholegrain couscous, brown rice or quinoa.
Get some fresh air
Clear away the cobwebs by escaping the office for a power walk.
TIP: Walk at a moderate pace for 5 minutes, then walk briskly (so your heart starts racing and you get up a bit of a sweat) for 2 minutes. Walk slowly for 1 minute. Repeat. Then walk briskly as before taking long strides and power your arms for 3 minutes; walk at a moderate pace for 2 minutes. Repeat this last 5-minute interval twice more. Then walk at a moderate pace for 3 minutes, a brisk pace for 3 minutes, and cool down by walking slowly for 3 minutes.