These simple tips will help you achieve that:
Drink a lot of water: Two thirds of the human body weight is made up of water. Our brains are made up of 95% water; blood is made up of 82% water and lungs 90% of water. All this water is required in order to help you function at your best levels. Water helps keep the body hydrated, energised and active.
If you wonder why you are always tired, know that even the smallest hint of dehydration could be the cause of your daytime fatigue; so get yourself a bottle of water and drink up.
If you are not drinking enough water and often experience fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with keeping up with beats, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer/mobile screen, then you need to drink lots of water. (Are you having trouble reading this? Well Drink up!). Water is important.
An apple a day keeps the doctor way. Eat some fruit. Except for the fact that it rhymes, this idea of an apple a day keeping the doctor away has been around since 1866. The phrase wouldn’t have gained so much popularity if there wasn’t much truth to it, right?
Apples provide the body with a source of potassium that is essential for promoting a healthy heart and reducing the risk of skin diseases as well as lowering the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
Apples deliver an antioxidant called quercetin that can help you by making oxygen more available to the lungs. The power of an apple will make sure you make it through that one-hour performance.
Justin Bieber, Kelly Osbourne, Lady Gaga are examples of international acts who have fainted while on stage due to exhaustion, lack of oxygen in the brain and seizures. When asked about collapsing on stage Lady Gaga said, “I was so jet lagged… I passed out about three times on stage that night, but I got myself to the floor.”
To avoid such an experience, try adding a fruit to your diet, like an apple, before performances to boost your strength.
Also opt for healthier options to energise, instead of fizzy energy drinks that are only high in caffeine and only energise you for a moment, leaving you exhausted and dehydrated later.
Another important aspect of staying fit this season is a high protein diet; this will help boost your energy levels significantly. You should try get at least 10% to 30% calories from protein. Most of this extra protein comes from animal sources like meat, eggs, fish and cheese.
You should avoid putting yourself through extreme diet plans which tell you to eat fatty meats and not many vegetables and grains. These types of diets give the idea that you can lose weight and feel energised while eating fatty foods. Rather stick to proteins:
•Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood
•In addition, proteins do wonders for hair and nail growth as well as tissue repair
It’s also important to eat the right size and the right proteins to get healthy benefits. According to famous television doctor, Dr. Oz, you should have at least five to six servings of protein a day, as the right proteins have the ability to boost your energy level. Dr Oz says, “Animal proteins most closely mirror the kinds of protein that make up your body and tend to be the richest sources of this vital nutrient. But if you are a vegetarian you can also stick to nuts, beans, and dairy products like cheese to keep you well balanced every day.”
The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) listed these healthy tips for a busy individual:
•You can grab a tomato and just sprinkle it with cayenne pepper and you have a nutritious booster.
•You should shop ahead especially if you know you will be in and out; pack enough fruits like nuts and apples.
•Stock up on some healthy snacks like lean biltong, dried fruit for a quick snack on the go, to ensure you get enough protein.
•And we could not emphasise this enough, Drink! Drink! Drink Water. It is important and will help you get through the day.