FIVE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY NATURALLY
Do you find yourself struggling to stay awake and alert throughout the day and lacking a sense of energy during daily activities? We all get a little dragged down sometimes, but often poor energy levels become an ongoing issue. Luckily, there are some natural ways to get back on track, boost your energy, and support a healthy lifestyle.
So, lose the energy drinks and supplements of any kind because these energy-boosting remedies cost little to nothing and have no negative side effects.
- Get Better Quality Sleep
Everyone knows that sleep is important, but people still tend to not get the right amount of sleep or even too much sleep. Sometimes the number of hours we sleep isn’t the issue, but we can’t seem to stop tossing and turning all night. Here are some tips for getting the perfect amount of rest and staying sound asleep all night.
- Eliminate caffeine after 3 p.m. because the effects can last up to 12 hours.
- In a journal, write out your thoughts and feelings about the day that’s passed. Let out anything that might be in the way as you try to put your mind to rest.
- Aim for the perfect amount of sleep cycles. There’s an interesting app called Sleepytime, available for every smartphone, that can tell you exactly when to go to sleep or wake up, depending on what you want to know. For example, if you know you’ll be going to be at exactly 10:30 p.m., you can enter that into the app, and it’ll give you a list of precise times in which you should wake up. Each time will be generated to give you a solid number of sleep cycles, and if you wake up at that exact time, you’ll feel more refreshed because you won’t be waking up during a deep part of your sleep.
- Hydration is Key
The amount of water we drink throughout the day is often under looked as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Drinking a lot of water has many health benefits, which include flushing out toxins, promoting weight loss, and – you guessed it – boosting energy! If you’re feeling exhausted for some unknown reason, it may be that you aren’t drinking enough water. It is recommended that you drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water each day. And if the tastelessness of water is what kills it for you, try fruit infused water for a little added flavor!
- Squeeze in a Workout
Sure, after we work out, we’re usually very tired and would love to collapse on the couch and watch Netflix. But, incorporating exercise into your daily routine will actually increase your energy levels. Any form of physical activity will send oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells, which makes your heart and lungs work harder and more efficiently to improve overall health and give you the energy boost you need. Develop a daily exercise routine to fit into your schedule and reap the benefits!
- Try some Herbal Teas
Coffee is obviously a go to drink when you need to wake up, but it’s nutrition can decrease with added creams and sugar. Instead, having some all-natural tea can provide you with the same energy boost, as well as other positive effects. Green tea and Roobios tea are well-known for elevating energy levels.
- Use Peppermint Oil
There are quite a few oils that could be considered essential for overall health and healing, and not many people know enough about the effective power of them. Not only do we lose energy physically, but sometimes, we can lose a sense of focus in our minds. Peppermint oil is commonly used in aromatherapy, as it increases oxygen flow to the brain, which stimulates the mind. When needed, you can dab it on your wrists or add it to your shower for some extra energy in the morning.
Our bodies and minds are capable of achieving great things each and every day – we just need the energy to do it. Incorporate these methods into your daily routine, and you’ll start feeling more awake and ready to conquer the day!