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You Don't Need Coffee for Energy!

By Donna Stark

Apart from brushing your teeth and giving your significant other a kiss, what's the first thing you usually do in the morning? Grab a cup of joe? If you do, you aren't alone. Many of us drink our coffees before we even think about doing anything else in the day. But for some people, coffee can lead to certain health problems, and if it is starting to cause some issues in your life, don't worry. Your local chiropractors have some suggestions for you that will boost energy in the morning and help you reduce, or eliminate, the coffee from your life. Take a look.

Mint Tea and Sunshine

Hope out of bed, open your blinds, and head to your kitchen for a cup of hot tea. Getting plenty of sunshine first thing in the morning will cue your brain and body for action. You'll feel more awake and energized to take on your day, and when you add a cup of hot tea to the mix, you can expect to feel even better! Brew yourself a cup of peppermint tea and get that extra pep in your step. You will be impressed with all the energy it provides.

Take a Cold Shower

Ice-cold showers will definitely destroy any grogginess leftover from your sleep, but there are other reasons why you should take one every morning. Cold showers can increase alertness, clarity, and energy. They can also improve circulation and help fight off illness. Think you might have trouble with a cold shower, though? Start with baby steps first. Turn the cold water on at the end of your routine and then slowly increase that time until your entire shower is chilled appropriately. It won't be long before you look forward to that rush of energy every morning.

Enjoy an Energy-Boosting Smoothie

If you like having something to drink during your commute, get creative in the kitchen and make a smoothie with energy-boosting ingredients. It's a perfect way to replace your coffee, fuel your body with better nutrition, and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Choose some of the ingredients below for the best results possible.

  • Avocado
  • Almond butter
  • Goji berries
  • Spinach
  • Matcha
  • Turmeric

Healthy Alternatives for Increased Energy

There is no need for despair if you are trying to cut out some of the coffee in your life. You can still maintain the level of energy you once had by incorporating some of the tips above. And who knows? You may even have more of it to look forward to!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fayetteville, Ark.

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