What is Best to Curb the Mid-afternoon Slump?
I’m a big believer in taking a daily nap and love to have 10 to 20 minutes of undisturbed quiet time in the afternoon. I think the countries that promote an afternoon siesta are brilliant and have got it right.
Many of us suffer from the mid-afternoon slump and this is a time we may reach for a handful of chocolate covered peanuts or some other sugary snack. But not only is eating sugar to get more energy counter-productive your body is most likely not calling for more refined carbohydrates but rather the slump may be a sign that you’re not drinking enough water.
Dehydration is a common cause of daytime fatigue, as well as headaches, irritability, decreased alertness and concentration. (tweet this)
Water boosts our energy and improves our concentration. So instead of reaching for a Snickers bar, opt for a tall glass of water. And you can also get your water from foods like watermelon, cucumbers and most other fruits and vegetables.
How to know if you’re drinking enough water? Check your urine. It should be pale yellow.
Beat the mid-afternoon slump: stay hydrated.