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    Default How do you keep your energy levels up?

    Was wondering if anyone would like to share there ideas for increasing energy levels. Are there any supplements, health tips, diet/nutrition tips you follow that works for you? My energy levels are really low ATM and I feel like I need a "boost".

    I'm a busy mum of 3. I study full time. My diet is balanced but I'm a bit of a grazer so tend to stick to around 5-6 meals a day (instead of 3 large portions). I am slim so don't need to loose weight and would prefer to stay around my current weight. I do like my coffee (2-3 cups per day). I don't exercise routinely (walk once/twice a week) but am constantly active with my girls (average around 10,000 steps per day). I'm currently on calcium and iron supplements (iron has been a bit low in the past).

    Would love to here what other mums do to keep their energy levels up (healthy options) πŸ˜‰

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    Default How do you keep your energy levels up?

    I keep a box of Berocca in the cupboard and have a glass of it in the mornings if I'm feeling really low. Could be entirely placebo for all I know but it does seem to pick me up.

    I have also heard many times that an apple in the morning is a much better pick me up than a coffee

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    Thanks! Yes I do have a Beroca every now and then too. I think it makes me feel better (going to get one now lol). I think it would take a lot for me to give up my coffee 😱 but I would if I had too πŸ˜‰

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    I have noticed a big difference between when I work out and when I don't.

    I haven't been working out for the past week, and my energy levels are completely low, reducing my ability to handle my kids fighting.

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    That's a good point. I should try and increase the days I get out to walk. Get the feel good endorphins running πŸ‘πŸ»

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    I was just going to say walking I don't get to do it anywhere near as much as I'd like but my energy levels were at their best when I was walking every day.

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    I gave up coffee this time last year for 5 months. It was hard like really really REALLY hard but I had so much more energy then ever before and apart from missing the taste I never needed it for energy.

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    There's a reason for the Berocca - B12 is really important for energy levels. B complex vitamins and plenty of sleep are the best things for me (

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    Exactly what @Ahalfdozen has said on the coffee. Coffee can actually make you feel more tired and drained especially the come down.
    I've just had a few weeks of B12 shots which has helped immensely with my energy levels as well as taking a few vitamins from multivitamin, Q10 and magnesium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    Exactly what @Ahalfdozen has said on the coffee. Coffee can actually make you feel more tired and drained especially the come down.
    I've just had a few weeks of B12 shots which has helped immensely with my energy levels as well as taking a few vitamins from multivitamin, Q10 and magnesium.
    Thanks! How do you arrange B12 shots? I'm guessing it's through your GP but do you need to have your levels checked first etc
    Also I think I'll look into quitting the coffee thing too. Ho hum 😱


 

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