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When you hit that mid-morning exhaustion block it may be instinctive to reach for a cup of coffee. Tired girl bosses everywhere drink thousands of cups a year but there are other, totally natural options if you’d like to mix it up. Here are five natural energy boosters that aren’t coffee.
We all know how important exercise is for our bodies but did you know that just 15 minutes of low to moderate cardio can give you an energy boost? Something as simple as going for a brisk walk or jumping rope can be the pick me up to get you through the day.
Peppermint can be used as an energy booster in a couple ways. The scent is stimulating and has been found to reduce stress levels. You can use a couple drops of the essential oil on your temples or neck. If you’d like to keep it off your skin, inhale the smell for a couple seconds. Peppermint oil can be added to baths or showers. There is also the option to drink peppermint tea, which also aids in digestion.
Meditation has benefits physically and emotionally. It enables you to de-stress and find a calmness from within. Many people who meditate also find the practice gives them energy. There are many ways to meditate. The focus is to bring attention to your breathing and clear your mind. Deep, measured breathing is a good place to start if you want to revamp your day and boost your mood and energy.
Green tea is a wonderful energy boosting option because it also provides focus and clarity. Theanine and a low amount of caffeine has been shown to give drinkers more stable energy levels than the jittery energy regular coffee can give. Many people report an increase in productivity after drinking green tea. There are tons of antioxidants in green tea that make it an all around great addition to your routine.
There’s a reason we rock out to our favorite songs while at the gym. Music can be a mood boosting, energy inducer. Next time you need a pick me up try putting on a high tempo song and rocking out. Sing your heart out. Dance your butt off and feel all the energy flow through you.
Coffee doesn’t have to be your only option when you need a pick me up. These five natural energy boosters can help you get through the day and make you a little healthier while you’re at it.
Amethyst is a stay at home, millennial mom to her one-year-old daughter, Viviana. After spending months on end researching all things baby, she decided to put her knowledge to use and launch a parenting blog. One Sage Mama is dedicated to providing moms quality reviews and wellness advice. Remember you can’t take care of
After spending months on end researching all things baby, she decided to put her knowledge to use and launch a parenting blog. One Sage Mama is dedicated to providing moms quality reviews and wellness advice.
Remember you can’t take care of baby if you don’t take care of yourself.
She was originally a restaurant manager in New York City but upon becoming pregnant, she decided raising her little one would be her full-time job. Amethyst gave up her restaurant life and never looked back. One Sage Mama is her new passion and has allowed her to connect with many wonderful brands and bloggers.