If you’re feeling drained and in desperate need of a new approach to up your energy, then this is the story that will pump you up. NewBeauty shares its energy-boosting tips for a healthier body and lifestyle:
- Energizing exercise
Yoga is a fantastic option because it emphasizes breathing and focus techniques along with some cardiovascular work. And, although the early morning hours are believed to be optimal for exercising, Ingber says, “the best way to maintain healthy energy levels is to be consistent about your exercise habits,” says celebrity yoga expert Mandy Ingber.
- Eat your way to a more energetic state
Foods such as low-fat yogurt give off more energy than others and won’t cause you to “crash” after eating them. Also, opt for snacks that combine protein with carbs or healthy fats. To keep your energy levels optimal throughout the day, try eating a small meal every three to four hours.
- Uplifting fragrances
Juniper, geranium, lemongrass, and bergamot are known to be energizing and stimulating, preventing fatigue and creating an overall relaxed state. Other essential oils, such as rosemary, peppermint, and grapefruit have been shown to increase alertness, according to Dr. Cindy Angerhofer, executive director of botanical research at Aveda.
- Revitalizing beverages
Although most teas contain caffeine, they often have less than what’s found in coffee. In addition to increased energy, green, black, red, white, and matcha teas also offer countless health benefits.
- The energizing body washWe can all use a little help waking in the morning, and while a shower can jumpstart your day, a bath gel that imparts an enlivening scent stimulates the senses.
- The invigorating oil
Aromatherapy employs essential oils to stimulate the brain and body. The oils evaporate, and are inhaled and absorbed into the bloodstream. Spicy and citrus scents are best for fighting fatigue and creating stimulation.
- The stress-free supplement
Ginseng has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a way to revitalize. An adaptogen (which increases resistance to stress), ginseng is thought to fight fatigue too.