Home > Mental health > Stress > Health tips Updated 26 May 2014 4 easy fixes for all-day energy As our lives get increasingly hectic, fatigue is affecting more people than ever before. Here are four easy ways to boost your energy levels. 1 Shutterstock Related Apps use brainwaves to guide, improve meditation The secret to getting more energy Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » Do you ever feel too tired to carry on? As our lives get increasingly hectic, fatigue is affecting more people than ever before. Godfrey Madanhire, professional life coach and inspirational speaker, says that 90% of his clients complain of exhaustion. "The bad news is that there’s no quick fix for long-term fatigue," says Madanhire. "But there are a few things you can do right away to boost your energy levels, help you de-stress and keep you going for longer."Go greenInstead of reaching for your third (or fourth) cup of coffee when you hit that midday slump, try going the natural route. A cup of green tea has less caffeine in it than coffee does, but it also has a natural stimulant in it called theophylline that has the same effect but won’t give you the jitters. The antioxidants in green tea will give you an anti-ageing boost at the same time, too.Office yogaThere are a number of apps you can download for your phone that will guide you through de-stressing and energising yoga positions you can do in the office (when nobody is around, of course). You could also download a meditation app and spend a few minutes focusing on stilling your mind during your lunch break. Meditation has been found to increase energy, improve our ability to deal with stress and improve concentration levels.Time in the sunA lack of vitamin D can leave you feeling tired, weak and depressed. Overweight people, people with darker skin and people who spend a lot of time indoors are more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Exposing your skin to the sun, without sunscreen, for 30 minutes twice a week should help your body make all the vitamin D you need – just avoid the sun between 12:00 and 15:00 when it’s at its strongest. If you think you might be deficient in vitamin D it’s a good idea to see your GP and ask for a blood test, just to be sure.VisualiseExperts have found that visualising someone or something you love stimulates feel-good chemicals in your brain. The endorphins released when you’re visualising will help combat stress, up your energy levels and boost your mood. Take a few minutes to picture a loved one when you feel a slump coming on. Godfrey Madanhire is a professional life coach and inspirational speaker. Visit his website to learn more.(Pic of happy, energetic woman from Shutterstock) More in Mental health Top 10 tips to beat fatigue More: StressHealth tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Bacteria may slow the spread of Zika Medical British babies tested for cholesterol Fitness 9 ways yoga can improve your sex life Medical Natural disasters linked to dementia Medical When your bowel movements go wrong . . . News Nerve stimulation restores sense of touch to arm amputees From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.