Everyone lives a different lifestyle, but almost all of us feel tired or exhausted at some point in our lives. Truth is, whether it’s daily or simply during a busy time in our lives someone almost always reaches for a quick energy fix.
Sugar crash anyone?
There are plenty of energy drinks on the market that can help BUT have you turned the drink around and looked at their sugar content?
Some of the most popular energy drinks on the market contain about 35g of sugar!
If you’re like us, then you’re looking for a more natural and less sugary approach- because who wants a sugar crash at the end of the day?
There are things that you can do to boost your energy levels naturally without having to reach for that third cup of coffee, or without having to down a high sugar energy drink daily.
Yes! We’re serious.
Here is a list of our top all natural ways to boost your energy levels daily...
Are you getting enough sleep?
The average adult in America gets about 6.8 hours of sleep. If you’re not sleeping enough, try developing a night time routine. For example, limit your exposure to screens about an hour before bed, maybe read or have some calming tea before going to bed. Studies have shown that blue light from screens can cause irregular sleeping patterns and make it harder for you to sleep if you’re exposed to blue light so close to your bedtime. Whatever the case may be, we recommend that you try to get a sufficient amount of sleep that revolves around your lifestyle. Do what works best for you. The more adequate sleep you get, the more fueled and energized you’ll feel in the morning and ready to conquer your day!
Ever heard food is fuel?
Eating a nutritionally balanced diet will give you the opportunity to still enjoy the foods you love along with foods that fuel your body. Eating whole food plant-based foods give your body clean and natural energy, whereas eating a fast food meal may make your appetite happy, but you’ll definitely get a crash or food coma afterward. More processed foods in your diet can affect your mood and your health. Eating clean foods whole foods will have you feeling more energized and even have clearer skin.
Endorphins, endorphins, endorphins!
The word exercise scares people, but here’s the thing- all you have to do is get moving. It’s that simple. Don’t worry if it’s not an hour long workout, whatever gets your heart pumping will help. Even if you just workout 20 minutes a day, by the end of the week you’ll have accumulated a little over an hour of movement. You can also just take a stroll outside on a nice day, or take the stairs at work. Whatever works for you, your lifestyle and your goals.
Did you know stress can actually make you feel more tired? When you stress, even your body language changes. Your shoulders shrug forward and your posture makes you feel even more tired.Consider these quick tips to help you de-stress: aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, read a book, take a bath, get some fresh air (hiking), or simply take up a hobby that can distract your mind so that you don’t think about the things that make you feel stressed. Do you want makes you feel good and less stressed- trust us your body will thank you and in exchange fuel your body with more energy rather than draining your energy from stress.
Drink plenty of water!
The recommended amount of water per day is about 8 eight ounce glasses of water (about 64 ounces). Sometimes if you’re feeling sleepy or just tired, a glass of water may just be the trick. Our bodies tell us that we need to stay hydrated by feeling thirsty. If you feel thirsty or if your lips are dry, you’ve already passed some time of drinking water. Make sure you stay hydrated as our bodies are made up of 55-75% water.
Grab a glass of our Revive Beets + Roots.
It’s filled with fresh pressed beets and golden root (rhodiola). It’s nature’s perfect energy boost without the crash. Loaded with nutrients that naturally support nitric oxide levels for optimal energy that is actually good for you! It’s time to ditch that second cup of coffee for your afternoon pick me up and grab a clean and all natural drink instead!