Tempted to skip evening training in the dark evenings? You’ll find new energy with these tips:
- Listen to quick, loud music.
Pulsing music increases motivation. If you play it before training, you will stimulate your system to put in a great performance.
- But first coffee
Even a small quantity of caffeine can help your levels of alertness. You can combat mid-afternoon tiredness and will feel better about leaving the house to run.
- Look at sporting successes
People who look at inspirational running moments, activate the ‘muscle neurones’ in the brain and you’ll want to emulate the success you’re watching.
- Eat chocolate
Dark chocolate contains the flavinoid epicatechin that stimulates the blood circulation to reach important parts of the brain and also combats stress. The substance theobromine improves humour and is gently activating.
- See the light
In order to feel energised in the autumn and maintain a healthy waking/sleeping routine, you must see sufficient daylight. If you can’t get outside, try to sit by a daylight lamp for around half an hour at lunchtime.
- Wear red clothing
Colours impact upon our mood and red has a stimulating effect; it increases the heart rate and expands the quantity of adrenaline in the blood.