Health, The Good Life
If you find yourself flagging in the middle of the afternoon, it could be because you’re not getting enough light. Get the right light, and you’ll have lots more energy. Sunlight contains brain-activating short-wavelength blue light . Unfortunately we spend most of the day in poorly lit offices instead of going outside.
According to Health Magazine, you can take advantage of that energizing blue light boost, if lift your shades the minute you get up or take a 30-minute walk first thing in the morning. And go outside as often as you can during the day especially right before you need to be extra-alert. To up your blue light at work, use lamps with “natural” lightbulbs — like Sylvania’s Daylight Extra bulbs, or an Ott-Lite.