If living in Philly has taught me one thing, it’s that cities really don’t sleep-and neither do the people living in them. Americans everywhere are living in a culture that’s all work, all play, and minimal rest. Is your fast-paced lifestyle making you feel sluggish? We’ve got you covered.
Fatigue-what is it?
When you’re overtired, you can feel like you’re walking in a haze. Fatigue can develop into exhaustion if you let it go on for too long. The consequences can range anywhere from reduced concentration and energy to impacting your psychological and physical well being (1).
Probiotics: strains of good bacteria like Lactobacillus rhamnosus are proven effective for mood, depression, and anxiety relief
Magnesium: helps with mood and stress support as well as hormonal balance
Vitamin B: crucial for fighting fatigue and low energy
DHA: great for brain health (we use the vegetarian algae oil form of omega-3 fatty acid!)
Fix Your Fuel
What you put into your body matters! The wrong foods can put a damper on your day and make you feel a sleepy. Drops in blood sugar will wipe you out, so make sure you’re started off with breakfast and eating a balanced diet throughout the day (2).
Proteins: Eggs, beans, white-meat poultry, lean beef, soy
Whole grains: Quinoa, whole wheat pastas, barley, soba noodles, brown rice
Vegetables: Spinach, potatoes, broccoli, other leafy greens
Dairy: Yogurt, milk, cheese
Fruits: Bananas, apples, oranges, other citrus fruits
Say no to: Caffeine and excess sugars & fats. It’ll slow you down like crazy when you crash!