5 Ways To Keep Your Energy Levels High This Summer


Many people are enjoying the start of another summer and parents, in particular, are going to have their hands full. This is because they’re likely to have kids with balls of energy to burn which means they’d need to have activities lined up to keep them busy. The good thing about summertime is that there is usually a range of things that you can get up to such as summer school, arts and crafts, sports, and fun fairs. As a parent, partaking in these activities or getting the kids to do so means you could end up pretty drained on a daily basis. To help prevent this, you’re going to find five ways that you can keep your energy levels high this summer.


Eat Fruits and Vegetables
You’ve likely heard it a thousand times over, but eating fruits and vegetables is one of the most natural ways to ensure your energy levels are high enough this summer. Ideally, if you want to fight sleep and tiredness, you should be eating five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. Some of them include banana, papaya, spinach, sweet potato, citrus fruits, and pineapples for those who have a sweet tooth. In case you find it difficult to keep up with eating your fruits and veggies considering meal planning, juicing, or carrying them around with you as snacks so that you don’t forget to eat them.

Avoid Excess Sugar
Often times, when you’re looking for ways to get more energy, the first thing that may come to mind is consuming sugar. In as much as sugar can give you an energy boost, it isn’t typically as effective as the boost you get from eating fruits and vegetables as mentioned above. When consuming sugars, you should try and reduce the number of simple sugars such as glucose, sucrose, maltose, syrup, and grains that aren’t 100% whole. You should also remember that too much sugar can cause excess weight gain which could also slow you down in the long run.

Reduce Refined Carbs
If you want to have as much energy as your kids this summer, another thing you should do is reduce the number of refined carbs that you consume. While normal carbs have the ability to give you an energy boost, refined carbs, on the other hand, can cause a rise in blood sugar and then a drop in your insulin levels which in turn may have you feeling tired and weak. If you aren’t exactly sure what refined carbs are, they are grain-based foods that have had both the germ and bran removed from them during the process. Some examples include white bread, pasta, and white rice. You should also avoid too many refined carbs as it isn’t good for you, especially if you have type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a low-carb low-calorie diet could help reverse type 2 diabetes, ensure you’re healthy and increase your energy levels. If you want to learn more about low-carb, low-calorie diets, click here and see how you can implement it in your meal plans.


Take Breaks
Most parents tend to behave like energizer bunnies throughout the day, and that is one way to ensure your energy is completely zapped before the end of the day. It’s important that you learn how to take regular breaks throughout the day in which you sit down, do something relaxing, or eat energy-boosting snacks. By doing so, you should be better able to preserve your energy and avoid being burnt out.

Get Enough Sleep
You should never underestimate the power of getting enough rest. As a parent, it may seem impossible on most days, but it’s essential that you try and find the time. Not getting enough sleep could result in headaches, weight gain, irritability, colds, car accidents, and depression. It is probably obvious that you’re also going to be fatigue, sloppy and slow to make matters worse, so just as you schedule everything else in your life, make sure you create a schedule for sleep as well.

Keeping your energy levels high during the summer is key. Not only is it important because you’re likely to be busy with various plans, but it’s also essential if you want to remain healthy. For this reason, you should try and make a conscious effort to eat the right foods and rest so that you can keep up with your little ones until they head back to school.

- This a collaborative post.
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2 comments:

  1. Eat Fruit and Vegetables :- I love fruit and vegetables. Accessibility I believe needs to be increased. Fruit bowl on table is how I grew up, and at home we continue with a well stocked fruit bowl.

    Fast Foods often means fatty foods, when fruit and vegetables can be fast and Healthy foods. Salads, salad roll / sandwich can be quick, filling and nutritious.

    Maybe there is a need for more Greengrocers, Farmers Markets, Pick Your Own at farms, market gardens, etc.

    If we are to be healthy, energised, etc :- Then Healthy Fruit and Vegetables need to be readily available. Exercise and Outdoors can be good for us, Healthy Food being available at Work, Rest, and Play could improve Health, Wellbeing and Quality of Life.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Eat Fruit and Vegetables :- Can recall my Mum telling me of when she was a child, she would visit and spend time with her Grandad at his allotment. Allotments seem a good idea:- To allow people to grow food for themself, family, community, etc. As fruit and vegetables are best when fresh.

    Accessibility is an important factor. Some schools have an area where they grow some plants:- Which seems a good way to allow the children to learn from experience. Practical skills can be taught / learnt. Life Skills.

    Rachel Craig

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