Shopping on Black Friday is like a sport. You have to be quick, time it perfectly and be prepared for long lines. And, with just a few days left until Black Friday, shoppers are anxiously already awaiting deals at stores nationwide. Any competitive deal-seeker knows the importance of timing and speed. With countless deals and limited time to redeem them, shoppers must act quickly and efficiently if they want to reap the full benefits of the busiest shopping day of the year.
Whether someone is a competitive shopper or not, hours of rack searching and line waiting can be physically and mentally draining, causing many people to become stress and exhausted before the day even ends.
Here are 4 nutrition tips from NEO that shoppers can follow to maintain their energy levels and health during Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season.
- Hydrate Often and Hydrate ‘Smart’
While drinking water is pretty much the most basic nutrition principle out there (after all about 60% of the human body is made of water), sometimes people need to be reminded just how important daily water intake is to overall health. Shoppers should carry a water bottle with them all day and combine plain water with the electrolytes found in many flavored waters and sports drinks (see NEO SUPERWATER.)
- Choose Natural Energy Sources
Many people rely on coffee first for caffeine and energy, but drinking more than 2 or 3 cups a day, especially without drinking water, can lead to dehydration, nausea and “jitters.” Substituting coffee with herbal teas and other natural energy drinks (see NEO SUPERENERGY) can give shoppers the energy boost while also providing valuable nutrients for better health.
- Avoid High-Sugar Foods
As much as people love those Macy’s holiday chocolates and other sweets found during the shopping day, the refined sugar in these foods carries “empty,” nutrient-less calories, and actually causes a depletion of the nutrients already found in the body. This is why people consuming excessive sugar will feel tired much sooner.
- Add in Plenty of Vitamin C
An important antioxidant, Vitamin C powers the immune systems, keeping the body healthy and better able to resist illness. Malls and stores are an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, especially when they become overcrowded on Black Friday, so having the right defenses is especially important at this time.
NEO is an organic beverage company, committed to developing nutritious products to lift human health and performance. For more information on NEO’s SUPERWATER and SUPERENERGY drinks, visit http://poweredbyneo.com