Are you tired of feeling tired? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there: not having the energy to do even the most simple of tasks. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! Your fatigue is probably down to factors like diet, hydration, stress and exercise (or lack of). With the weather warming up, there’s not better time to make some super cheap and easy additions to your everyday life in order to put the spring back into your step. Follow our guide to find out how you should be eating, hydrating and exercising, without breaking the bank.
1. Motivate Yourself to Get the Right Nutrition
Eating right will make a huge impact on your energy levels, but its not always easy. The best solution is to educate yourself about what you should be eating and why. If you need some help with this, take a look at Forks Over Knives and Food Matters on Netflix, two movies that are guaranteed to get you eating your greens. When it comes to motivating yourself, be sure to check out Oddbox, who deliver cheaper, surplus (but perfectly tasty!!!) fruit and vegetables to your door. Their produce includes the supermarket’s excess and sometimes less aesthetic fruit and veg, that would otherwise go to waste – what better motivation than saving money and the environment? There are also cashback apps like GreenJinn, that offer cashback on fresh fruit and veg, to give you a further financial incentive.
2. Make Green Smoothies to Sneak in Your Veg
Once you have the motivation to eat the right food, it’s just a matter of putting it into practice. If you’re not too keen on veg, try making green smoothies – a cheap, yummy and painless way to get your fill of greens, strengthen your immune system and keep the tiredness away! The taste of the greens will be hidden by the fruit, so you won’t even notice they’re there; try using avocado, banana or plant milk to thicken them up, to stay fuller for longer. Daily Burn have some great green smoothie recipes. For an extra mood boost, throw in a handful of cashew nuts, they’ve been proven to work as an anti-depressant! Also, did you know that you can save time by fitting your mason jar onto your blender? You can save yourself some washing up, and they look super stylish 😉 To find out more, take a look at the video below from Little Things.
3. Use a Smart Bottle to Stay Hydrated and Make Your Own Soft Drinks
Whilst nutrition is essential to having enough energy, hydration is equally as important. As the temperature rising, it’s important to stay hydrated if you don’t want to feel drained all the time. Although it may be your first instinct to reach for the soft drinks, don’t forget, the sugar will give you an energy crash later in the day. Instead, try adding fruit to sparkling water to make your own guilt-free, low-cost soft beverages and to make things easier you can get a cheap infuser bottle. If you’re feeling a little more tech savvy, you can spend a bit more on a smart bottle. They will let you know exactly how much you need to be drinking to stay feeling energised, and you can even connect them to a Fitbit to track your intake. Take a look at Kristin Eldridge for some fruit-infused inspiration.
4. Get a Second Hand Bike from a Boot Sale App
Now that you’ve supplied your body with the proper fuel to function, it’s time to get active! Believe it or not, tiring your body out is a sure-fire way of beating fatigue. Cycling is great for improving your metabolism and getting a good night’s sleep. If you don’t already have a bicycle, or if it has succumbed to rust in the shed throughout the years, a new cycle can be costly. Have you considered buying a second hand bike? There’s no need to spend hundreds of pounds, when there are plenty of apps for buying and selling all types of bikes for all budgets, that let you filter by price and location, so you don’t have to wait to pick them up or get them delivered. They’re super easy to use, and everything is sold by other users, so you get the best prices, and a personal touch. There’s no excuse not to get yourself out off the sofa, enjoying the fresh air.
5. Get Cheaper Yoga Classes with Groupon Vouchers
Finally, since you’ve gotten your diet, hydration and exercise on track, you may want to consider your mental health too. If you’re mentally tired, you’re going to get physically tired. Not only will stress make you feel lethargic, but it will also weaken your immune system and make you sick! Yoga can put your body, mind and spirit at ease, relieving the stress weighing you down and making you feel sluggish. Its benefits include lowering fat, reducing muscle tension and improving your circulation to name just a few. For a cheaper way of trying yoga, head over to Groupon: if you sign up to yoga classes in blocks, you can get huge discounts! If you’re in or around London, check out Class Pass, where you can take all different kinds of classes nearby, with just one membership.
If you’re going to be indulging in some smoothies or fruit infused water this season, be sure to check out the GreenJinn App. We always have coupons on fresh fruit and veg! You can use the money you save on greens to get yourself out on a bicycle or enjoying a yoga class. Restoring your energy levels needn’t be a struggle, little changes will add up over time. If you make the right choices, you will find yourself feeling more lively in no time 😉
How do you get your energy? If you have any savvy tips of your own, please feel free to share them in the comments below!