Nothing stands between you and your coffee pot in the morning. But after the artificial jolt wears off, what happens? Yep, the inevitable crash. Then comes the dreaded 3 pm slump … that time of day when time stands still and a chorus of yawns echoes throughout the office like a pod of sea mammals communicating.
Instead of reaching for more coffee or energy drinks to combat your fatigue, or just trying to power through it while feeling miserable, try these 7 simple tips to feel energized, naturally!
1. Don’t Be a Skipper
Do you often turn your nose up at breakfast? Whether you skip this meal because you’re too busy, trying to lose weight, or just prefer to down coffee, skipping breakfast comes at a price … an energy price! People who skip breakfast eat 40% more sweets and 45% fewer veggies each day – food habits that rob your body of natural energy.
2. Go for a 10-Minute Walk
When you’re low on energy, the last thing you feel like doing is going for a walk. But here’s what research from California State University revealed: a 10-minute walk increases energy for 2 hours post-walk. It gets even better: when you walk on a regular basis, your daily mood will also improve!
3. Drink More Water
The most common cause of fatigue is dehydration. If you’re not drinking enough water, your body has to work extra hard to supply your cells with oxygen, which zaps your energy.
4. Just Say No to Sugary Snacks
A balanced blood sugar is essential for lasting energy. If you’re constantly turning to sugary snacks or lattes for energy throughout the day, it puts your blood sugar on a dizzying roller coaster ride: an initial burst of energy followed by a rapid drop in blood sugar … and guaranteed exhaustion!
5. Pass the Peppermint
Got a task that’s draining your mental energy? If you’re lacking in focus and need a quick pick-me-up, grab a bottle of essential peppermint oil. Peppermint oil raises energy and awareness while calming stress.
There are lots of ways to use peppermint oil: diffuse it, inhale it, or mix it with a carrier oil and rub a drop under your nose.
Even if it seems like you’re glued to your office chair, it’s important to get up and stretch. Stretching is a quick and easy way to get your circulation going for better energy.
7. Fuel Your Body with Elite Nutrients
Your body’s cells are the key to natural energy production and they need elite food to keep them strong and healthy. Check out these powerhouse nutrients to unlock your body’s natural energy and fight fatigue …
Your body gets cellular energy from the food you eat. So it makes sense to take a daily probiotic. Better digestion = better energy production.
Before you pile a month’s worth of yogurt into your grocery cart, consider this: a probiotic can only benefit your body if it can survive the acidic journey to your gut. This is no small task … the leading probiotic yogurt brand has less than 1% survivability.
That’s tough news to digest, and that’s why so many people have turned to VIBE. This veggie meal replacement shake features a patented probiotic called GanedenBC30®. This is no ordinary probiotic. It has the highest survivability of a probiotic on the market at 78%, so you can feel great as you lose some weight!
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
A whopping 60% of people spend more than 6 hours a day in front of digital screens. Not only is blue light technology from computers, TVs and cell phones draining our energy levels, but it’s also damaging our eyes.
Studies show that two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, reduce the risk of eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration because they filter out harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light. You can feast your eyes on both of these ingredients in Oxyfresh’s MIND nootropic.