How to Be More Energetic Naturally
Cutting down on caffeine? It can be hard to find that energy when you don’t start your day off with a cup of coffee. For the New Year, you might be trying to cut back on added sugar too, which most people add to their morning cup of joe. Whatever your reasons for halting that morning coffee though, there’s good news. You can find more energy naturally to make every day a great one.
This is how to do it!
Let the sun shine in
It might be cold outside, but if the sun is shining, open up your blinds and let it light up your home with natural light. Looking at sunlight can actually change your mood to a more sunny one and help boost your biological clock. Do it before you head out the door for work while you take in a healthy breakfast and you might just find yourself whistling a happy tune.
Start with protein
Make mornings less sluggish by eating a breakfast rich in protein. Protein helps your blood sugar get on an even keel so try an avocado omelet, cottage cheese with spinach, tofu and egg scramble, or even a Greek yogurt parfait for a tasty and energetic way to start the day.
Sing in the shower
For those of you that love singing in the shower, you can keep on doing it. In fact, belting it out louder and prouder can help you really feel more revitalized so go for it!
Kundalini yoga has a technique known as the “Breath of Fire.” To do it, you take short, speedy breaths in through your nose all while contracting your diaphragm. You can find videos on it or even a personal trainer experienced in yoga to come to your home to help you learn it. It helps you get your blood flowing which in turn, gets you feeling awake, alive, and filled with energy.
Start with lemon water
Experts say water is the best thing to start the day with because it washes away the toxins in your body and wakes up your organs. Plus, if you’re dehydrated, you’ll feel more fatigued. With lemon in your water, it adds great flavor, has an invigorating aroma, and gives you more vitamin C naturally.
Eat the right stuff
When we don’t eat the right foods, it factors into our energy levels. Fatty and heavy foods tend to zap away our energy because our bodies are busy trying to break it down and convert it into energy. Instead, choose foods that make you eat a rainbow of colors. To be certain you’re getting the nutrients you need, talk with your doctor about recommendations for vitamins to help you too. A good dose of the right stuff like B12 might be just what he or she recommends.
You can boost your energy naturally at any age. Give these a try to help promote better health and wellness without caffeine!