Naturally boost your energy with nutrition and massage

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Looking for some quick ways to boost your energy which won’t result in a crash and burn? Well, look no further! Between nutrition and regular massages you can naturally boost energy levels without the downside of the slump you might experience after having three black coffees.

Why do I feel tired all the time?

Let’s start out with why you are feeling so tired. Often tiredness is a result of poor diet and lifestyle, not just lack of sleep. Eating a low nutrient diet or putting yourself under emotional and physical stress are both common causes of fatigue. Sometimes stress and a bad diet are unavoidable but doing your best to eat healthily, get enough sleep and take care of your body will make a big difference in the long run.

Massage

relaxing

Having regular massages, even just one 60 minute treatment a month, can help you to relax, unwind and find your balance again. Massage works on improving your blood circulation carrying essential oxygen to your cells, increasing organ efficiency and energy levels. As well as this, all massages work on your lymph system, our internal filtration mechanism, transporting white blood cells throughout your body. This helps to fight infection and eliminate toxins that often make us feel tired and run down.

A known benefit of massage is that it can help to regulate the sleep cycle. Having a massage can increase levels of serotonin, a hormone important in the production of melatonin, which helps to control when we feel we want to go to sleep or wake up. Therefore, if your struggling to sleep or you feel that your quality of sleep could do with some improvement try having a relaxing massage before bed.

Energy boosting foods and nutrients

ginseng tea

We all know that a caffeinated drink or sweet snack can be a temporary solution to boost energy levels, however the after effects can leave us feeling even more tired. An increase in blood sugar can spike energy but also creates a slump soon after, making you feel even worse than before.

There are certain nutrients including chromium, selenium, iodine and magnesium that positively affect energy levels. These can be found in fresh ingredients such as green vegetables, nuts, fruit and fish so try to have at least one of these at lunch time to keep energy levels up. Ginseng is also known to help with fatigue possibly helping control blood sugar levels, so if you have indulged in a few morning biscuits, follow them up with a ginseng tea to help prevent the midday energy trough.

Who are we? We’re Urban Massage – on a mission to make wellness rituals convenient and accessible without compromising on quality. So from just £49 an hour, you can enjoy a range of massages from an expert therapist at a time to suit you. Download the app or go to urbanmassage.com to book 60 minutes of restorative me time.

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