Healthy through and through
The only real downside of physical exertion is the exertion itself. Exercise requires a lot of effort especially when done on a consistent basis. Gaining the momentum to start an exercise regime can be a momentous task to say the least. This wall of sorts is even present when someone is fully aware of the overwhelming amount of benefits for the body and mind.
This is a tried and true method of boosting your brain and there's a reason why people who exercise regularly feel so good. The best part about it is that you will feel a difference in your mind, specifically the way you think about things, immediately after you are done exerting yourself. Yes, it's not easy, in fact it can be quite hard, but it does work very well.
Does Adderall and other stimulant drugs boost your brain to new heights and allow you to get incredible amounts of work done without batting an eye? Oh yes it does! There's a reason why hundreds of thousands of people go to their doctors complaining about not being able to concentrate and focus in order to obtain a prescription for the so called wonder drug that is Adderall.
While stimulant drugs may give you amazing mental energy to get work done and any other cognitive related task at first they will always let you down. These drugs can ruin your health, are highly addictive, will make mental fatigue worse in the long term, and are literally toxic to the brain.
These drugs do have legitimate uses, that being ADD and narcolepsy, but most who use these drugs shouldn't be using them. Essentially their motives are entirely off base and related to problems that are quite common to any human being. You just don't want to use drugs like Adderall if your only reason for doing so is to get a little more stamina for you mind.
The middle ground
Tea and coffee are probably the two most popular ways people get more mental energy. Millions of people drink these two hot beverages every single day. The reason so many people use tea and coffee is because they absolutely do work for keeping one awake and more alert even when used on a daily basis. The last topic we discussed here was about the pro's and con's of coffee so you may want to check that out.
Basically, you gain a tolerance to coffee's effects and with this comes a reduction in some of the benefits. You won't lose all of the benefits, namely those related to wakefulness and focus, but you will lose some. As you may already know tea offers a different experience than coffee but what you may not know is that it has it's own unique mental benefits especially in the way it energizes your mind.
Both tea and coffee could be considered cognitive enhancing agents because of what they do to your brain (all good things really) and may even be referred to as nootropics. They are also good for your health overall as they both provide long term health benefits for your mind and body.
There are other alternatives that lie somewhere in the middle which include various supplements such as B-vitamins but you should start with coffee and tea before looking into any other kinds of supplements. Tea especially offers many opportunities as there are tons of different kinds of tea (green tea, black tea, blends, oolong tea).
When looking for something to kick your mind up into a higher gear be sensible above all else. Never resort to toxic drugs that so many are falling prey to and instead put forth effort into exercise if you can. And if you can't then try out coffee and the many kinds of tea as both of these drinks are rather harmless and even healthy.