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) NEXT ON HEALTH24X This is what scientists say makes something truly addictive 2018-07-17 12:46 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 News Sitting too much? You are at risk of death from 14 diseases Mental health This is what scientists say makes something truly addictive Medical 8 incontinence myths busted News Smoking dagga once a week? It could lead to this health issue Medical Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic pet? News 'Those who die of HIV, it's by choice,' tweets Limpopo Health dept From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.