10 Fabulous Natural Energy Boosters
Want more energy but don’t want to get it artificially? In this article, we check out the top 10 natural, and perfectly healthy energy boosters that help to kick-start your day in the right way.
We’ve all had off-days where we just can’t seem to summon the energy needed to do the things we need or even want to do. Sometimes, we have a few consecutive days where we feel listless, unmotivated – exhausted.
Feeling drained of energy isn’t nice, especially when there are things you have to do. Without energy, your productivity slows down. You can’t complete all your tasks, while even the things you’d normally look forward to – such as hanging out with your friends – seem difficult. All you want to do is sleep.
We need energy. Many of us rely on artificial boosters, such as heavily caffeinated energy drinks. But what are the 10 best natural ones? Let’s take a look at how you can boost your energy levels the healthy way!
Can feeling more energised be as simple as being more positive? For some of us it can be.
Negative thinking is exhausting, isn’t it? Just think back to a time when you really worried about something. It probably really drained you.
Mental energy is important, and you need to preserve as much as possible. The more positive you feel about things, the more refreshed and ready-to-go you’ll be.
Go For A Morning Walk
We know what you’re thinking: “How am I meant to go for a morning when I feel SO tired? Are you kidding me?”
We’re not kidding you, but we can understand why you’d think this. It’s a common idea that if we’re already tired, doing physical activity will only make us even more tired. As strange as it may sound, the opposite is actually true.
Yup, walking boosts energy. You don’t have to walk for too long – just a quick ten minute stroll around your block is enough to give you enough energy to keep you going for the next two hours.
Try it and see what happens. It’s easy.
Nuts are stuffed with all kinds of beneficial micronutrients that can give you a much-needed energy-kick. The best thing? Nuts are totally natural, free from processing.
You can enjoy nuts in a variety of ways. You can add them to your breakfast cereal (we suggest oatmeal), add them to a yogurt or any dessert, or you could even just snack on them out of the palm of your hand.
Have A Cat Nap
If you’re staunchly in the No Nap team, it might be about time that you treated your body to a mid-afternoon cat nap.
People who cat nap for just twenty minutes during the day have turbocharged energy levels, and can generally keep going for longer than anyone who doesn’t.
Cat naps are genuinely good for your brain and body. Just think about it: You’ve been smashing it all day long, so it’s entirely natural that your body and brain is going to hit a brick wall at some point. A cat nap can rejuvenate you, giving you the proverbial shot in the arm needed to get your day back on track so that you race to the finish line.
Salmon contains lots of vital nutrients that are essential if you want to stay energised. These nutrients include protein, niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin B6. You don’t need to know exactly what they are – all you need to know is that they’ll make you more alert and ready to seize the day.
Salmon is fab in the morning. Just add it to your scrambled eggs for a powerhouse breakfast.
Use Your Time Wisely
Maybe the reason you’re low in energy is because you’re doing too much? Take a look at your schedule and see if there is a way you can tweak it. Maybe there is something you can remove?
Also, learn to say No to people. You’ll soon find that the less things you have to do, the more chance you’ll have of re-energising.
Eat A Nutritious Breakfast
We all have at least one friend who tells us they don’t eat breakfast. Maybe you’re that friend. But skipping breakfast can have a damaging effect on the way the rest of your day goes, and it can also decrease your energy levels.
People who eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast fill their bodies up on all kinds of awesome micronutrients that provide the fuel their cells need to fire their up their day. A breakfast of oatmeal with mixed berries, fruit, coconut, quinoa and honey is enough to give you enough energy to keep you going until lunch-time.
A healthy breakfast also puts you in a positive frame of mind, which can also help to waken you up and boost your energy levels.
Drink A Fruit Smoothie
Nothing gives you a bigger boost in energy than fruit. But rather than just chomping on an apple here and there, turbocharge your energy levels by chugging a fruit smoothie.
Mushrooms are funny-looking vegetables, but don’t let that put you off. They taste amazing, have great texture, and are ace at revitalising your body.
The reason for this is that mushrooms are rich in iron, a nutrient that plays a vital role in shifting oxygen around your bloodstream. When your oxygen moves more efficiently, you automatically feel more energised.
As well as drinking more water, you should also try to cut down on alcohol. Alcohol – as we’re sure you already know – can leave you feeling really tired the day after, especially if you drank a wee bit too much. The more you drink over time, the more tired you feel. Even just one glass of wine the night before could be the real reason you’re so zapped of energy.
Water is just so healthy. It’s nature’s little miracle that hydrates us and cleanses our body from nasty toxins that leave us feeling drained.