Top 10 Energy-Boosting Tips
It’s easy to feel energized if you’re on a first-name basis with every barista on the block, but heavy caffeine intake (such as 500-600 mg a day) can lead to side effects like insomnia, irritability, stomach upset, and fast heartbeat. Plus, if you’ve ever had one cup too many, you know that caffeinated drinks like coffee can leave you feeling jittery. Worse, if you’re hooked on caffeinated energy drinks, an overdose can increase your blood pressure, change your heart’s rhythm and, literally, be deadly.
Besides, the artificial energy that caffeine provides is only temporary. Wouldn’t you rather get energy without caffeine, so you can take on each day with lasting vim and vigor?
Top 10 (Caffeine-Free) Ways to Boost Your Energy
Eggs power up your body with the fuel it needs to get going, providing nutrients like protein, fat, B vitamins and antioxidants. Compared to people who eat bagels for breakfast, those who eat eggs instead have higher energy levels (and lose 65 percent more weight, too!).[i]
9. Ditch Energy-Zapping Foods
Sugar, we’re looking at you. Remember, a candy bar may give you energy for all of 20 minutes, but after that, you’ll crash, hard. And the same holds true for other carb-heavy, sugar-laden snacks like crackers, fruit juice, doughnuts or that big bowl of pasta you had for lunch … Foods like veggies, peanut butter, nuts, chicken and salmon will keep you going strong all day long.
8. Eat Frequently
Small, frequent meals (such as a salad with hard-boiled egg, avocado slices, or peanut butter on celery) help regulate your blood sugar levels and keep your energy levels steady throughout the day.
7. Sleep Well
Sleep is obviously a necessity for feeling energized in the morning, but even a short power nap can give you a major energy boost when you’re feeling sluggish. If you can’t sleep at night, check out the natural ingredients melatonin, passion flower, lemon balm and more, found in Sleepzyme, to get a good night’s sleep and improve your next day vim and vigor.
If you need a pick-me-up, take 10 or 15 minutes to soak up some rays outside. The fresh air will give you a boost, but so, too, will the sunlight, which helps your body produce vitamin D and boosts feel-good, mood-boosting hormones like serotonin.
5. Stay Hydrated
Did you know that dehydration is a major cause of fatigue? Be sure you’re drinking pure water regularly throughout the day to avoid the drowsy, foggy feeling that not enough water causes.
4. Let Go of Stress
Stress is one of the greatest energy zappers there is, so do whatever it takes to keep stress to a minimum in your life. This might mean avoiding stressful people, taking on fewer obligations or ramping up your use of stress-relief techniques like meditation (or all of the above).
3. Socialize to Energize!
Call up or, better yet, visit a high-energy friend or two. Their enthusiasm will rub off and give you an instant high. If you’re at work, collaborating with energized colleagues will greatly boost your own productivity!
A workout will get your blood pumping, circulating more oxygen throughout your body and boosting its production of stress hormones that ramp up your energy. Best of all, you can get these energy-boosting benefits just from going for a 10-minute power walk, quickly climbing up and down some stairs, doing a set of stretches or, even better, trying this 4-minute workout.
1. Boost Your Body’s Production of Natural Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Low energy levels are often the result of natural declines in your body’s production of HGH, which occur with age. When supplementing with HGH, 84 percent of participants reported higher energy levels, according to a study at the Palm Springs Life Extension Institute.
ThinMist is a breakthrough formula that contains a uniquely calibrated blend of 7 essential vitamins and amino acids that work together to help boost your body’s ability to produce HGH. It’s a simple and 100% natural way to safely boost your pituitary gland’s NATURAL release of HGH ‘youth hormones’ so you can get back your energy, with no caffeine required.
Written By: Updated: June 20,2013