I am under the impression that being an adult requires more energy than most of us have. Between work, kids, housework, errands and fun; how do we have enough energy to make it through the day? For many people, the answer is coffee. For me, I have never really been a coffee drinker so I find other ways to give my body a little bit of a boost when it needs it. Here are some ways I give myself natural energy boosters.
Natural Energy Boosters
Eat some fruit. Everyone knows that giving yourself a dose of carbs can be a great way to boost energy, but most of the time, we reach for ones that will make us crash later. Instead, try eating some fruit when you feel tired. Apples and oranges are easy to take along with you and they can be a great source of natural energy.
Get some sunshine. If you are finding your mid-day crash happens after you have been sitting inside most of the day, try to make time to get outside for even 10 minutes and soak in some sun. The sun is one of our natural energy boosters and it can lift your mood as well.
Try a Biomat. A Biomat is a device that warms up through the use of Far Infrared Rays and releases negative ions. Many times, our bodies are drained of energy simply from living in the pollution and tech savvy world we live in today. Negative ions can overcome some of that and leave you feeling refreshed. A mini Mat is also a great way to take the energy boosting properties to work with you as you can use it right at your desk.
Sit up, stretch and deeply breathe. Often, we can feel sleepy and sluggish simply because we have sat in one position for too long. Sitting up and holding good posture as well as standing and doing some stretches can help. Taking a few deep breaths can also work wonders.
Take a mini nap. If you can, take a cat nap. A cat nap can give you a boost in energy that will last for several hours for most people. Keep in mind, though, a cat nap shouldn’t be any longer than 20 minutes or it can actually make you more tired. Ideally, it should be 10-15 minutes.
Drink water. While water obviously contains nothing in it that will boost your energy, we are often tired because we are dehydrated. Drinking water can make you feel like you have more energy because it will boost your body’s hydration.