You know how to sleep, but do you know how to sleep well? An evening routine may be just what you need...
It's no big secret that stress and anxiety are on the rise.
Now before we go any further I would like to say that I am not a doctor nor do I pretend to be one on the internet, if you are experiencing serious bouts of anxiety and stress please go and see your doctor and also consider seeing a psychologist or other professional therapist.
Now, according to National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics:
If you've been a follower of Upside Nutrition for awhile you would know that our product ReVive is taken by a variety of people including busy professionals and new mums.
However, a consistent group of people who repeatedly buy ReVive are athletes.
More specifically, athletes who lift HEAVY.
I love winter.
From the mental boost that comes from a frosty morning to the cosiness that comes from curling up under the blankets at night, it really is one of my favourite times of the year.
Now, as much as I love winter there are of course some disadvantages.
It is not uncommon to feel lethargic, hungrier than usual and even downright depressed during winter.
So, here are 5 highly effective and immediately actionable strategies to help you get through winter...
Welcome to the most festive month of the year, full of celebration, good times with family, friends & colleagues and over indulgence on a grand scale.
It's also the time of year you see lots of blog posts and YouTube videos about how to "survive" the silly season by staying super disciplined and only eating salad at Christmas parties...
You did it again didn't you?
You woke up feeling like you've been hit by a brick wall.
I jerked my head upright a split second before it hit the table.
That was the 5th time now.
Today's post is a short one, I promise it'll take only a few minutes to read and will be totally worth your time.
As you may have figured out from the title, today's post is about breakfast.
Happy New Year!
I know I'm about a week late but that is exactly my point.
By this stage most people who made new years resolutions on the 1st of January have dropped them already and regressed to their previous bad habits.
Which is why I'm chiming in now to give you a friendly kick in the butt.
So if you want to make 2016 your best year yet but you're not quite sure if you have the energy to do it, here are some strategies for you to implement today to get yourself back on track...
I consider myself a writer.
Certainly not a full time writer but one who has written many blog posts and articles along with 2 eBooks over the past 6 years.
My personal definition of a writer is basically anyone who sits down to write anything, whether that be a personal journal, fiction or non fiction blog posts and articles, training materials for the workplace or anything else.
Most writers I know talk about days when they're in the zone and spewing forth words at an incredible rate and also those days where they sit down only to bang their head against the table for an entire hour.
Now, putting all arguments about writers block aside for the moment, let's focus on fatigue and what you can do to reduce your head banging days and maximise your productive ones.
Here are 5 strategies that I find very useful for minimising fatigue and maximising focus when writing...
Are you a morning coffee drinker?
If so, have you noticed that some mornings your first coffee feels like a roundhouse kick to the face from a flaming ninja?
But then other mornings you can barely feel a thing?
What's with that?
Well, the good news is that it's not entirely random and there are some things you can do to increase your chances of getting a big kick every single time.
Here's what you can do...
I love a glass of red wine at the end of the day.
In fact, right now I'm sipping on a lovely South Australian red while I type this.
Depending on where you are in the world, it is estimated that 70 to 80% of people who are 18 years or older have consumed alcohol at least once in their life and most of these people consume it regularly.
Most scientists agree that alcohol can be consumed long term with little to no side effects as long as it is consumed in moderation.
The problem however, is that something as fun as alcohol rarely gets consumed in moderation.
Now apart from heart health, liver health and immune function concerns what impact can alcohol have on our daily energy levels?