7 Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

Increase Your Magnesium Intake

Eating a balanced diet can help ensure your vitamin and mineral needs are met. 

Walk Around the Block

While it may seem as if moving about when you feel exhausted is the quickest route to feeling more exhausted, the opposite is true. Increasing physical activity -- particularly walking -- increases energy.

Take a Power Nap

Research has shown that both information overload and pushing our brains too hard can zap energy. But studies by the National Institutes of Mental Health found that a 60-minute "power nap" can not only reverse the mind-numbing effects of information overload, it may also help us to better retain what we have learned.

Don't Skip Breakfast -- or Any Other Meal

Studies published in the journal Nutritional Health found that missing any meal during the day led to an overall greater feeling of fatigue by day's end.

Reduce Stress and Deal With Anger

Stress is the result of anxiety, and anxiety uses up a whole lot of our energy.

Drink More Water and Less Alcohol

You may already know that it's easy to confuse signals of hunger with thirst (we think we need food when we really need water). But did you know that thirst can also masquerade as fatigue?

Eat More Whole Grains and Less Sugar

The key here is keeping blood sugar balanced so energy is constant. When you're eating a sweet food, you get a spike in blood sugar, which gives you an initial burst of energy, but that's followed by a rapid drop in blood sugar, which in turn can leave you feeling very wiped out.