Raise your hand if your energy levels are a bit slacking right now. If you’re here, we’ll go ahead and assume you could use some extra help perking up. While it’s common to hit a 3 p.m. slump during a busy work day, that doesn’t mean you must succumb to an extra cup (or three…) of coffee to feel awake and energized all day long—in fact, that extra hit of caffeine might not be so swell for your blood sugar.
Rather, energy specialist Ari Whitten, author of Eat For Energy, suggests some proactive (and unexpected) measures on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. Below, check out his tips to increase your vitality long-term.