1. GET SOME OMEGA-3
Omega-3 fish oil, in addition to being good for heart health, may increase alertness and combat fatigue. There are plenty of ways to get Omega-3s: fatty fish (e.g. halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna), flaxseeds, and nuts.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a daily EPA and DHA intake of .3 to .5 grams, and ALA intake of .8 to 1.1 grams. Although it is advised to consume Omega-3 via food, high-quality supplements are also available on the market.
2. EAT REGULARLY
The notion that eating 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day instead of 3 larger meals has been a topic of contention among the health community. Certain demographics, such as bodybuilders and athletes, often adhere to the 5-6 meal regime. Most of us stick with the traditional 3-meal schedule.
Regardless of your preference, warding off fatigue requires adequate levels of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the body throughout the day.
Eating wholesome foods, such as whole grains and complex carbs, can help regulate blood sugar levels. It’s a good idea to have some snacks handy in case feelings of fatigue begin to surface.
3. KNOW YOUR BODY CLOCK
Understanding our circadian rhythm, the body’s 24-hour “physiological clock,” can have a positive impact on our energy levels. Some people love mornings, and get that “extra boost” to get things done; some folks are “night owls,” and are most productive during the evening.
You probably know which of the two groups you fall into. Use this knowledge to your advantage by scheduling demanding tasks accordingly, which will prevent fatigue from setting in at the wrong time.