Lift Energy Levels Naturally
Nearly half of US adults consume at least one cup of coffee per day. While some studies have shown that moderate caffeine consumption may have health benefits, too much caffeine can actually have negative side effects to your health and productivity. Restlessness, irritability, elevated heart rate, and interrupted sleep patterns can all result from too much caffeine. Feeling an afternoon slump? Consider one or more of the following natural alternatives before reaching for another cup of coffee or caffeine source.
Stretch – Wake up your muscles and stimulate circulation with a quick stretch.
Get Moving – Like stretching, exercise can help to wake up your body. Even light exercise stimulates endorphins which assists with energy and alertness.
Hydrate – Fatigue can often be associated with dehydration. Consuming a tall glass of ice water will not only keep you hydrated, but can trigger adrenaline and blood flow to your brain.
Snack – Consuming a healthy snack containing natural sugar and carbohydrates including apples, bananas, and oranges can help to stabilize blood sugar. Be sure to pair with a protein source for sustained energy.
Mini Massage – Studies have shown that stimulating pressure points on the body may help to lift energy. Additionally, giving yourself a light neck or shoulder massage may also help to increase alertness while relieving stiffness associated with long term sitting.
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