Wednesday | August 23, 2017

5 Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

We’ve all felt it. That sudden wave of sleepiness that comes over us somewhere around 2pm. And while this crash might seem horrific, studies have shown it’s actually a natural part of our body’s natural rhythm. That doesn’t mean we can’t fight! Here are a few ways to beat that afternoon slump!

1. Go for a walk

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Getting active will give get your blood pumping and give you the extra push you need to get through the rest of the afternoon. And if you don’t have time to go outside, run up and down the stairs a couple times.

2. Get Some Sun

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Fresh air and sunshine are stimulants. If you eat or take a quick stroll outside, you’re taking deeper breaths, lowering the amount of melatonin you produce (the hormone that makes you tired), and getting a boost of Vitamin D.

3. Have a Drink

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Dehydration is a very common reason for tiredness. Drink a cup of water and your body will wake up and start preforming at its peak ability again.

4. Have a Conversation

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Sometimes the monotony of work lulls the body to sleep more than anything. Get up and have a conversation with a co-worker or call a friend you haven’t had time to talk to in a while. The break will help you refocus on the tasks at hand.

5. Have a Snack

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Not a sugary snack! Eating something full of sugar may give you a wave of energy, but that will soon be followed by a crash. Eat something that has fiber and protein to raise your blood sugar levels, but without the crash. Some good snack ideas are nuts, vegetables, or whole wheat crackers.

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Bridgette

Bridgette is one of our main contributors and editors at TriggerBody. A published author, she loves traveling, soccer, and cooking.

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