People are more sleep deprived and just generally stressed out. Their energy levels are taking a nosedive while the amount of things they have to get done in a day just keeps increasing. It is a vicious cycle where they get less and less sleep and need more and more energy. There are many ways to increase your energy that you may not have even thought of.
• Eat fruits and vegetables. Your body may not be getting the nutrients it needs to function properly, especially if you are eating an almost pure fast food diet. Try having a banana with your breakfast and a salad made with romaine or baby spinach at lunch. Have vegetable soup for your afternoon snack. When you plan your dinners you should fit at least two types of vegetables in with this meal.
• Cut sugar out of your diet as much as possible. Many people do not even realize how much sugar they eating. You are going to have to read labels because sugar is hidden in many foods that people do not even think of a sugary. Sugar will give you a very short burst of energy, but then you will have a very hard slump afterwards.
• Make sure you are getting enough protein. You should be eating at least one to two servings of lean protein each day. This can be lean meat, low fat cheese or a handful of nuts.
• Listen to a few upbeat songs. Your heartbeat will try and mimic the music so put the boring, sleepy music away. It is even better if you do this while taking a short walk. Far from tiring you out this will boost your energy for the rest of the day. Try taking the walk in the morning so that you get the most from your walk.