As mid afternoon rolls around it is all too common for energy levels to slump, concentration to plummet, stress levels to peak, and your mood to reflect your less then enthusiastic outlook.
Of course ensuring your diet is well balanced and nutritious throughout the day will help keep those energy levels stable (and avoid the Snack trap), but a quick bout of exercise will also help to get the blood pumping, delivering a fresh hit of oxygen, nutrients and endorphins to the brain and throughout the body allowing you to regroup, recoup and reinvigorate.
Children have also been seen to significantly improve concentration, behaviour and academic performance from bouts of exercise of as little as 5 minutes (CDC, 2010; Budde et al., 2008).
So take 5 and boost your energy levels!
At The Kids Menu, Nikki is our resident Blogger. She is a mum of 3, a Nutritionist, Adult Educator and a Personal Trainer.
Disclaimer: Always exercise within your limits and in accordance with medical advice
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