We have all had those days. When no matter how much sleep we get the night before, or how many things we have to do, we just can’t seem to pull ourselves out of exhaustion and get going.
There are plenty of reasons why you may feel that dip of energy throughout the day. It could be as simple as low blood sugar (which can be solved by munching on an energy-boosting snack), or it could be a number of other factors from stress to diet or sleep.
If you do experience a mid-day slump, there are plenty of ways to rev your energy back up again. Although a strong cup of coffee can work temporarily, you can get more sustained solutions by trying some of these tips.
8 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy
Drink all day long!
Drink water, that is. An excellent way to fight fatigue is to make sure your body is well hydrated. Water lubricates just about every system in our bodies, so it’s vital for keeping all of the parts inside of us moving smoothly and efficiently. If you struggle to drink enough water throughout the day, try: carrying a water bottle with you wherever you go, drinking a full glass of water upon waking (another energy perk to help clear sleep fog), or use an app to track your water intake throughout the day. True Citrus products are also wonderful flavor additions to water that will encourage you to keep sipping!
Stand up wherever you are and do 10-15 squats. Squat as low as you can, and remember to engage your core muscles as you stand. This simple 1-minute exercise will get your blood pumping and quickly boost your energy!
Supplement with magnesium
Magnesium is a mineral that can easily get depleted in times of high stress, and yet it’s the key to over 300 biochemical reactions within your body. One of these reactions is creating energy from glucose, so if your energy drops it could be a result of a magnesium deficiency. There are a number of magnesium mixes you can find at your local health food store, just add to water. Make it more appealing to the palate with a packet of all-natural True Lemon.
Get pumped with a new playlist
Find your most upbeat playlist and turn it way up. Listening to your favorite tunes will not only increase energy, but also make you feel happy and more at ease.
Take 10 minutes
Use those 10 minutes to take a short walk around the block. You might think that exercise will make you more tired, but in reality it will raise energy and mood. Be mindful in taking 3-5 big deep breaths while walking too, and the added oxygen in your blood will increase circulation and overall energy for a sustained period of time.
Take more time to rest
Surprisingly, rest actually fuels better energy! If you aren’t getting enough rest - whether sleeping at night, or taking breaks throughout the day - you will burn up all of your energy reserves when you need it the most. Find some creative ways to rest more throughout your week.
Resist sweets & refined carbohydrates
Foods filled with sugar and refined flour (such as muffins, cookies, bagels, or doughnuts) might give you a quick burst of energy in the short-term, but your tiredness will soon return. These foods make your blood sugar spike quickly, but then it will plummet just as fast. Instead, choose a healthy unprocessed fat such as a small handful of raw nuts (added bonus, as nuts are also a great source of magnesium), a hardboiled egg, or half of an avocado to get more sustained energy.
Use True Lemon Energy
Powered with natural energy from green tea, these delicious drink packets can be added to water to get you revved. Each mix contains both 100% vitamin C and the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee without any calories, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives. We now have two new exciting True Lemon Energy flavors too: Blueberry Acai & Strawberry Dragonfruit!
With everything we need to accomplish throughout the day, it’s great to have the sustained energy to cross everything off that “to-do” list. Give your on-the-go lifestyle a boost by following these tips, and trying our newest flavors of True Lemon Energy.
[Credit: Bouchez, Colette. “Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Energy.” WebMD.]
True Citrus products are proven to encourage you to drink more water, so try any of our delicious flavors in your glass or water bottle to stay hydrated all year long.
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