If you find yourself nodding off during the day, it’s oh-so-tempting to brew another cup of coffee or reach for that energy drink with ingredients you can’t pronounce. But what if there were other ways to put some pep back in your step?
Enter these wellness hacks. They’ve come straight from the experts in an effort to help you boost your day — no energy drink or emergency chocolate bar required. Even better, they're so easy to do! Scroll on to get the scoop.
1. STRETCH PROACTIVELY
If you feel more energized after a good stretch, there’s a reason for that: “Stretching and foam rolling will release tight adhesions with your soft tissue and in turn create more blood flow and nutrient flow to the rest of your body,” says celebrity trainer, Joey Thurman.
His tip to maximize your stretching? “Try hitting the muscles that are prone to tightness like the glutes, hip flexors, chest and back.”
2. SNACK ON CARBS WITH PROTEIN
A magical thing happens when you pair carbs and protein together.
“When we pair a carb-rich snack such as an apple, with a protein such as peanut butter, our body takes a bit longer to digest it, therefore giving it more staying-power for lasting energy,” says Katie Hake, a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer.
If you're looking for snack inspo, Yogland Fit Frozen Dessert is packed with both Protein and Carbs!