1. Reach for the stars: Try plyometrics – these are exercises that push you to stretch your muscles out of their comfort zone. Here’s an especially powerful/energising one: Begin in a squatting position and then jump in the air with your hands and your feet outstretched; return to the squatting position. Repeat this exercise for 5 times, working up to 10 times.
2. Grab a power water: Two 250 ml glasses of water will help you help avoid dehydration, a common cause of exhaustion. For a bigger lift, drink a glass of 100 percent fruit juice to replenish your blood sugar.
3. Pack protein punch: Add 85g of protein to your lunch for a natural boost that lasts. All you need is one serving of cheese or chicken – and it should give you enough energy to get you through the whole afternoon without a slump.