7 Natural Energy-Boosting Tips
Try these tips to help improve your energy, appetite and overall health.
1. Choose better carbs
Though carbohydrates do give you energy, refined carbohydrates such as white bread and pastries lack essential nutrients, which can make you feel sluggish.
Try to incorporate sweet potato, quinoa and whole grain rice into your diet instead, since these foods release carbohydrates in a slower, healthier way.
2. Drink up
If you find yourself suffering from frequent headaches, you may be dehydrated. Make sure you are drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, which will help cleanse your body and keep you healthy. If you drink alcohol, you should try drinking water between each glass of your alcoholic beverage.
3. Cut back on the caffeine
The caffeine and sugar in your morning cup of coffee or tea may do more harm than good. It may be counterintuitive, but drinking caffeinated beverages can lead to dehydration. Try a cup of decaf coffee or herbal tea instead.
4. Supplement your diet
A good quality vitamin B complex, magnesium and coenzyme Q10 can do wonders for a low mood. These supplements have healthy amino acids and high vitamin content to help you fight fatigue.
5. Take care of your gut
Boost the natural balance of your gut by eating kefir, yogurt and sauerkraut, foods that have a good amount of probiotics (also known as ‘good bacteria’).
6. Get some zzz’s
Don’t underestimate the health benefits of a good night’s sleep! Sleep deprivation can affect your energy, memory and mood. Make sure to get enough rest so that you can keep your mind and body healthy.
7. Take some physical actionA walk, swim, or yoga session can help strengthen your body and release endorphins, chemicals released by your brain that trigger a positive feeling. If you use a fitness tracker or app, you can sync it with the Online Health Coach to see your progress towards your goals and earn rewards.