Are you feeling tired and sluggish? It’s normal to feel like you have less energy when it’s dark out even before you leave work. We are programmed to be awake during the day and sleep at night, so inevitably we become sleepier once the sun begins to go down. For this reason we start to get that tired feeling during the colder and shorter winter days. Beat the winter blues without a caffeine overload by incorporating natural energy boosters into your diet.
Natural Energy Boosters
Use natural full spectrum light bulbs
Replace your lights in your living room and bedroom with these bulbs to mimic the sun. Its as close as you’re going to get to the real thing when you’re at home. Not only will it give you a feeling of sunlight but it will help with eye strain and promote well being.
Take yeast supplements or add in into your foods
Taking a yeast supplement such as Brewer’s yeast on a daily basis will help with blood production, balance good bacteria and energy levels. Click here for more information and some recipes you can add yeast into.
There is nothing that will decrease your energy more than dehydration. Avoid headaches and dull skin by drinking 8-10 glasses a day.
Instead of Java
Replace that morning cup of coffee with some green tea with lemon and ginger root instead. It will give you a natural energy boost without the jitters and dehydration. By not relying on coffee to wake you up in the morning your body will slowly adjust and wake up the natural way.
If you’re not a morning person and don’t like the idea of working out in the early hours of the day, try something more relaxing like yoga. It will still help wake you up while increasing blood circulation, decreasing muscle tension and wake up those limps. Take a few basic yoga classes at your nearby gym or yoga studio and you’ll be able to apply these poses into your morning routine.
Say yes to Super Foods
If you’re not getting the right nutrients in our diet you can’t expect your body to be working in full gear.Smoothies are a great way to consume multiple super foods in one meal. Adding foods like Goji berries, Maca powder, and Chia Seeds are bound to give you a morning or afternoon jolt.
Feel like its summer all year round with these simple lifestyle and nutrition addictions!
Your Health Nut,