30 Nov Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine
Do you begin your day with a cup of coffee? Statistics say over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each day, so chances are, you’re a coffee drinker. Sometimes it feels like the only way to add some pep in your step is to fill up your mug with some fresh coffee, doesn’t it?
A cup of coffee isn’t a bad thing, as it is a good source of anti-oxidants. But, why not have an arsenal of ways to boost your energy without caffeine? Here are some ways to do just that…
Let the sunshine in
Open your curtains and let the sunshine light up your mood. This is especially helpful when the days are shorter and if you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Let the sunshine in while you get ready for work, and you’ll find you have a much sunnier disposition.
Smell some rosemary
Smelling rosemary essential oil has been shown to help boost brain function. It also smells great. Smell rosemary or diffuse it to infuse your home with the aroma to feel more positive and alert.
Eat a protein-rich breakfast
Have a breakfast that’s rich in protein to get a jump on the day. Did you ever notice you crave more sweets when you start your day with a high carbohydrate or sweet breakfast, like a donut or muffin, than if you have scrambled eggs and vegetables? Protein helps control your blood glucose levels, so you’ll be less tempted for sweets.
Turn up the music
Start your day with singing in the shower or move to the music while you get ready in the morning. It’s amazing how it increases your energy and boosts your spirits. Listen to your favorite songs during your morning routine.
Move your body
Your body is designed to be active and the more active you are, the more energetic you’ll feel. One of the quickest ways to increase your energy is to get moving. Movement makes your heart pump faster, which carries more oxygen through your system and to your brain, increasing your energy! Something as easy as a brisk walk around the block to start your day, or to thwart off the midday slump, can increase your energy in no time.
More water means less dehydration, something that can sap your energy fast. Water is also excellent for cleansing away toxins and waking up your organs, especially in the morning. For even more of a boost, add lemon to your water for more flavor and a dash of Vitamin C.
Check in with your eating habits
What we eat has a significant impact on our energy. If you tend to eat large meals that take a lot of effort to digest, you can feel weighed down and sluggish afterward. Lighten things up by eating a bigger lunch and a lighter dinner and stop eating when you are 75-80% full. If you need support with your eating habits and choices, I’d love to help. Choose from a wide selection of programs to meet your time and budget. My next guided group clean eating program begins on January 10th, 2019.
The next time you feel like your energy is tapering off, try one of these caffeine-free ways to stimulate your mind and body and get that energy flowing! Which one are you going to try next time you need a perk up?
What’s your typical way of boosting your energy?
Mine is taking a walk outside on a cold crisp morning, which hits points 1 and 5 above. It is it invigorating and a great way to start the day off.
Leave a comment and let me know your favorite way of boosting your energy!