As a mum of a toddler you have no doubt experienced firsthand their never ending energy which you can struggle to keep up with. We all know being a mum is exhausting, especially when you have to run around after a two or three-year-old but, unfortunately, there just isn’t enough time in the day to be tired.
To be able to keep up with them and go for as long as they go, it is important you read these five tips to help keep your energy levels up:
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to keep tiredness at bay. It gives your body a much-needed energy boost and also helps you sleep better at night. Try to get the recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week, if possible.
Go to bed early
While this might be the most obvious yet hardest one to do, it is important you get enough shut eye to be able to function the next day. If you simply can’t get to bed early a quick ten minute nap in the afternoon will help recharge your batteries.
Watch what you eat
Eating a good diet is not just important to help maintain a healthy body, it also goes a long way to ensuring your energy levels stay up. Avoid eating foods high in sugar as after the initial high, you can feel tired and fatigued; make sure you stick with a diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and refined carbohydrates.
Eat plenty of fish
Fish is high in Omega-3 oil which is proven to help your mental health; fish oils help to support your levels of serotonin which is the feel-good hormone. This in turn helps to prevent depression which can make you feel lethargic and fatigued.
Up your water intake
If you are dehydrated your body will feel sluggish and fatigued and you will experience poor concentration. According to research, women need to drink about 2.2 litres of fluid daily so make sure you are getting enough.