Life can be tiring, you don’t need us to tell you that. Especially if you’re training for Tough Mudder and you’re squeezing in workouts around work, chores, family and friends. Our new friends at Monster HydroSport have the answers. As the brand new official energy drink partner of Tough Mudder we asked them for their top tips on feeling more energised.
1. Get Moving
If you’re feeling tired or drained of energy then moving more probably sounds totally counter-productive. But exercise stimulates your mind and body, boosts circulation, increases your oxygen-carrying capacity and improves the quality of your sleep. You don’t need to run for miles or do an intense HIIT workout to feel the benefits either, light exercise such as a brisk walk or light stretching is just as good when its come to blowing the cobwebs way and reenergising.
2. Eat Right
Food is fuel (among plenty of other things) so if you’re feeling sluggish it may well be what you’re eating that’s slowing you down. First of all, are you eating enough? If you’ve increased your training hours lately you might not be and that needs to change if you’re going to progress and if you want to make it through the day without dozing off.
Next up, are you eating the right things? Foods like grains, high-fibre vegetables and nuts have a low glycemic index, which means their sugars are absorbed slowly. Check out the top twelve foods that give you an energy boost for more ideas.
3. Do Less
It sounds too simple to be true but if you’re feeling tired, you might just be doing too much. Whether that’s training too hard or simply trying to fit a thousand things into your day. The word burnout is thrown around a lot these days but fatigue is a sign you could be suffering it. Try to delegate, let a few things drop off your list and take time out to de-stress where you can.
4. Drink Monster HydroSport
Sometimes nothing else will do and you just need a serious caffeine kick. Enter Monster HydroSport. Monster HydroSport Striker gives you all of the benefits of a zero sugar energy drink but made for sports performance, Monster Hydro Sport Charge will help you rehydrate with added electrolytes and finally Monster HyrdroSport Hang Time will help you to recover quickly thanks to BCAAs, Magnesium and Vitamins B3 and B6.
Mudders will be able to enjoy a post finish-line energy boost as Monster HydroSport will be available to try at all Tough Mudder UK events this year.