How can you naturally boost your productivity levels?
It's no secret that poor diet, lack of exercise, high stress or lack of sleep (or a combination of the four), can lead to us feeling sluggish, unproductive, fatigued, and generally not our best. On the flip side, the World Health Organization states that productivity levels can increase by 20% with the proper nutrition and treatment of micronutrient deficiencies.
Rather than reaching for temporary energy boosting stimulants such as coffee or energy drinks, we encourage you to try some of these NATURAL tips to not only boost your productivity, but set you on the path to living an overall healthier, happier life!
Tip # 1: Incorporate Productivity Boosting Foods Into Your Diet
What types of food boost productivity? We've put together a short list of high protein foods that have been linked to healthy brain function:
1.) Eggs: High in protein and improves cognition
2.) Almonds: Improves memory and cognitive function
3.) Salmon: Can improve memory and brain function
Please be advised- Eating these three foods along with a poor diet of processed foods and sedentary lifestyle will not make much of a difference! Eating these three foods in combination with a healthy balanced diet and living an active lifestyle is key.
Tip # 2: Simple - Exercise!
Have you ever been so tired, but pushed yourself to get a work out in anyway? If so, you probably remember feeling much more energized after the workout was done. This is common for most of us, because exercise can actually be responsible for a natural energy boost!
We recommend doing your best to incorporate more low-level intensity exercise in your lifestyle to start. Take a walk on your lunch break, lift some light weights during TV commercials, and opt to take the stairs rather than the elevator if you can!
Tip # 3: Get enough sleep!
Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your body long-term. It can play a part in developing depression, gaining weight, and make you more susceptible to getting sick. Another problem that can arise by not getting enough sleep is a decreased attention span, inhibiting your ability to focus and be productive for the day.
If you're having trouble getting adequate amounts of sleep, try the following in combination with a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle:
We know making lifestyle changes can be difficult without guidance, proper education and a healthy support system. This is why at Thrive Functional Wellness Center, we coach people by taking them by the hand and giving them the tools they need in order to be successful.
If you're looking to take charge of your health today, contact our office here.