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Stay Awake, Stay Fit

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Even the most prepared of individuals can experience this phenomenon.

It often arrives unexpectedly. You anticipate its arrival and fear the moment it stealthily approaches without a sound. When it eventually arrives, you are left with mere moments to choose between resting your head and succumbing to the inevitable or combatting it with vigorous and potentially detrimental sources of energy. Sleepiness. It can affect even those who are considered highly capable, but how can we remain alert without yielding to the enticing and heavily caffeinated beverages that saturate the market today?

Below are numerous suggestions to help you remain awake without resorting to unnecessary substances and medications:

  • Embark on a trek (or stroll) – While it may seem contrary to logic for some, engaging in physical activity and inhaling fresh air can heighten your vigilance and prepare your body for the day’s forthcoming tasks.
  • Take intervals – If your job involves prolonged periods of sitting or standing, it can have a detrimental impact on your overall physical and mental well-being, leading to feelings of fatigue. Allocate time between tasks or hours to take a brief walk around the workplace.
  • Illuminate Your Space – Maintaining a tidy and well-lit workspace can aid in keeping you awake and attentive.
  • Stay hydrated – You’ve likely been advised countless times throughout your life. Ensure you consume an ample amount of water throughout the day, as dehydration can hinder your ability to focus.
  • Bring Along a Snack – Although a refrigerator may not be available at your desk, healthy snacks can help stabilize your blood sugar levels all day. Consider options such as peanut butter and crackers, granola, yogurt, nuts, fruits, carrots, and cheese.

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