Six New Ways to Boost Your Energy Naturally
Fatigue and exhaustion can set in at any time during the week, especially if you have a busy schedule. Most people fight this off with coffee or energy drinks. While they both may give you the energy boost you need, they are not always beneficial for your health. Instead, get more energy with these natural alternatives.
- Lively Music: Music is always a mood-booster and can help boost your energy levels just by listening to it an hour a day. Next time you don’t think you can make it through the mid-afternoon slump, just turn on some upbeat, dance music, and you will forget all about that cup of coffee.
- Say Hello to Yellow: Some argue that there is validity behind how colors make us feel. Certain colors can make us feel happier and more energized. If you regularly work from home, why not paint your office yellow. You can also add fun yellow accents to other rooms for a quick mood-boost. Blue, orange, and lilac have also been found to make people a little bit happier.
- Keep Some Jasmine With You: Keep jasmine essential oil or a jasmine scented pouch with you wherever you go. Research has found that jasmine can increase beta waves, which are in the front of the head. This increase in beta waves can increase alertness.
- Tap Your Thymus: Your thymus is located in the middle of your chest below your collarbone. Lightly tap it to relieve stress and increase energy.
- Drink Cold Water: Feeling lackluster in the morning or mid afternoon could be a sign of dehydration. Quench your thirst and kick your metabolism into gear. Remember, drinking coffee and soda can dehydrate the body, leaving you feeling a bit listless.
- Up Your Iron Intake: Many times feeling fatigued is from iron-deficiency. It is wise to get checked for anemia by a doctor. Up your iron intake naturally with spinach, beans, and red meat.
The next time you need an energy boost, don’t turn to caffeine or energy drinks. They will give you that energy high you were looking for, but will also bring you down very low once the sugar and caffeine have worn off. Remember that a healthy diet and regular exercise are crucial for overall health and improved energy levels.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician before taking any diet or medical advice.