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Low on energy? Make these tweaks to your diet and daily routine
Friday, 15 May · 2 min read

If staying at home in recent weeks has made you feel tired, sluggish or emotionally drained, your diet and daily routine could be to blame.

Why not make these simple changes to see if they help to bring your energy levels back up?

  1. Eat a healthy and balanced diet - 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, enough dairy or dairy alternatives, enough protein and plenty of fluids.
  2. Stick to regular mealtimes - 3 meals a day plus healthy snacks in between if you need them.
  3. Don’t miss breakfast - it’s tempting to give breakfast a miss, but a healthy start to the day will keep you going until lunch.
  4. Starchy carbohydrates like potatoes, bread, rice and pasta are a good source of energy - eat wholemeal versions if you can to keep you full for longer.
  5. Make sure you’re getting enough iron from your food - spinach, broccoli, tofu, red meat and beans are all good sources of iron.
  6. Stay hydrated throughout the day.

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