7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Energy
Are you looking for natural ways to boost your energy? Whenever you feel yourself feeling low on energy try these methods:
Hit the gym!
When you feel yourself getting into that “mid-day slump”, hit the gym. Studies suggest that working out can actually increase productivity, thus boosting your energy levels.
Take a quick nap
Take a “power nap”. It is believed that just 10 to 20 minutes of sleep, will keep you energized, throughout the day without throwing off a good night's sleep. A Chocolate lover’s delight.
Want to indulge yourself, while keeping energized? Hit the candy bowl! Chocolate not only contains caffeine, but Flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in cocoa and have been shown to boost cognitive skills and improve mood. Seeing red? Good! Did you know that if you spot something scarlet it can actually increase your energy? “Seeing the fiery color makes your muscles move faster and work harder, giving you a burst of energy when you need it most”, according to University of Rochester research.
Have you ever wondered about the “Chia Seed” craze? Chia Seeds is the healthy alternative, to getting your boost of energy. They’re actually jam-packed with a revitalizing combo of B vitamins, fiber, and protein. Green tea anyone?
This ancient tea is a two-way combo! It not only helps you boost your energy but it also helps you burn calories. According to Shape.com “A study by Japanese researchers found that participants who consumed 690mg of catechins from green tea daily had significantly lower body mass indexes and smaller waist measurements than those in a control group. Green tea in the afternoon is also less likely to interfere with your sleep schedule since it has less caffeine than coffee per ounce”. SHAPE.COM
Take a deep breath
Breathing exercises not only help you relax and reduce stress, but it can also be used as a quick “pick me up”. "Learning how to inhale completely and how to exhale completely is one of the best energizers," says Dr. Laurel Clark, president of the School of Metaphysics in Windyville, Missouri.
Skip the high content sugary drinks and opt for a more natural way to boost your energy levels.