10 Ways To Get More Energy
Harper's BAZAAR Singapore|October 2020
10 Ways To Get More Energy
Feel like you’re constantly running on empty? Health and wellness pros share their strategies for refuelling

After more than six months of working from home with barely any boundaries between work and home, you might find yourself completely drained. It’s time to rethink how to allocate your energy to get you through the week.

1 GET COMPLEX

Reach for complex carbs such as wholemeal bread and brown rice during lunch, as refined carbohydrates such as white bread and white rice are broken down easily by the body. “This process utilises a lot of oxygen, which ends up making you feel sleepy,” says Ng Chiew Leng, Health Coach at Thomson Wellth Clinic.

2 CHECK FOR DEFICIENCY

Haemoglobin is an essential component in ensuring oxygen distribution around the body, and how efficient your body is at doing that will affect your energy levels as well. Vitamin B12, zinc and iron are vital to the production of haemoglobin. “Pay special attention to deficiencies, especially if you’re vegetarian, as vitamin B12 is usually found in meat and dairy products,” says Ng. Bonnie Rogers, a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach at The Nutrition Clinic, encourages testing for iron deficiency before blindly taking supplements, just in case you have a thyroid condition.

3 BALANCE IS KEY

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October 2020