If you want to boost your energy, but would like to stay away from the harmful effects of energy drinks, caffeinated sodas, and coffee and the crash that comes when it wears off, there are alternatives.
Some ways to boost energy naturally are common knowledge, like the following:
Here are additional tips to boost energy levels naturally:
Everyday life and even healthy foods can cause a build up of toxins in your body. Energy is used to detoxify your body.
Reducing exposure and ingestion of toxins will reduce the fatigue it causes on the body.
There are also many detoxifying programs available. Keeping things moving through the digestion tract and avoiding constipation will also help.
Eat More Super-foods
Even if you are not interested in all eliminating energy zapping food and drink that is a part of your diet, you can add healthy super foods like pomegranates, blueberries, green tea, flax seed, and others super foods to keep things balanced.
The Power Of “No”
No matter what you do to increase energy, if you have a crazy schedule that keeps you busy and running from sunrise to sundown, you will still be exhausted. Start saying “no” so that you don’t add to your hectic schedule and evaluate your current schedule.
Make a plan to reduce your responsibilities. Just knowing there is a break in sight will often reduce stress and boost energy.
Even if you live in a part of the country that has lots of sunlight, if you don’t go out into it you can still feel lethargic from not enough natural light. There are light bulbs that can be used in lamps to mimic natural lighting and its benefits.
Ideally it is best to spend some time outdoors even if it is for a brief walk. For parts of the country that have excessive darkness during the winter, the light bulbs will certainly help.
Don’t Starve Yourself
If you are dieting and your body interprets that as being starved, it will slow down the metabolism to be able to survive until more food is hunted or harvested.
Make sure you consume enough healthy calories to avoid the body thinking it is starving.
Eating more often (in small quantities) will boost metabolism and energy. Eat foods that produce energy.
Energy Boosting Supplements
Research to find supplements (like Vitamin D) and herbs that will boost energy and find the ones that will best match your activity level and your diet. Ginseng, Maca and Rhodiola are just a few herbs that boost energy naturally.
It may take time to see an increase in energy, but if you need to give these changes a chance to work. If you don’t notice a difference, try something else. Tiredness and fatigue can be managed and energy can be boosted.