Do you rely on coffee to get you through the day? There’s no hard with a cup or two of coffee when you get up, or in the afternoon. But when find yourself needing it (even before water!) then it may be time to consider healthier ways to boost your energy without caffeine.
Get Moving With Regular Exercise
For me, I notice a very distinct difference in energy levels and focus when I exercise consistently.Not only that, but exercise can help boost your mood and give you a big hit of energy that lasts for hours after your workout is finished. This is great reason to exercise first thing in the morning, you’ll reap the energy benefits all day long.
Ditch The Sugar
By now you’ve heard all the warnings about the dangers of sugar addiction. Another thing to consider is the highs and lows that go along with sugar intake. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels throughout the day is a wonderful way to naturally boost your energy.
Are You Sleeping Enough?
This probably doesn’t come as a shock but the better sleep you get, the more energy you are going to have in the morning. If you are struggling with poor sleep patterns and wake constantly, then naturally you will have low energy during the day that is hard to avoid unless you have massive amounts of caffeine. One way to avoid this start a nighttime routine that gets you restful for sleep, go to bed at a decent hour, and try to remove distractions like turning off your phone and keeping the TV off.
If that doesn’t work consider alternative insomnia remedies like herbal tea, homeopathic medicines, essential oils and magnesium oil. It’s also a great idea to look into guided meditations. There’s lots of free ones on YouTube but I personally love the Calm app.
Check Your Vitamin Intake
You also want to be sure you are eating a well balanced diet that allows you to get all the important nutrients you need for proper energy. If you don’t have enough vitamin D in your diet and are not able to get regular access to sunlight, your vitamin D could be low, leading to deficiencies and lowered immunity. You also need other nutrients, including protein and carbs for energy. If you’re concerned, have your doctor check your bloodwork to see if there are any deficiencies that might be leading to lack of energy throughout the day.
Try Adding Chia Seeds To Your Diet
Chia seeds are a powerhouse of energy-producing nutrients, including healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They are a designated superfood with lots of nutritional benefits including Omega-3 fatty acids. They are really easy to use in drinks, meals, and snacks, from topping your oatmeal with them, to adding them to smoothies. You can also use chia seeds to make a yummy chia seed pudding by soaking them in milk or liquid, and then adding any flavors you choose.