If there’s one common goal that unites us all, it’s got to be how desperate we are to find the next great source of energy. For many of us, coffee is our go-to energy fix. We’re a nation obsessed with coffee, and even though this drink isn’t necessarily inherently bad, it’s easy to run the risk of developing an unhealthy dependency on it, especially since it’s so easy to crash a few hours after your last sip. What’s more is that many people, myself included, find coffee to be a great way to greatly enhance any stress and anxiety plaguing us throughout the day. In other words, if you can handle the best aspects of coffee without having to deal with its more negative side effects, that’s great. For the rest of us, turning to natural methods of energy enhancement may be the better way to go.
Get Outside More
I know, this isn’t always the easiest thing to do when you, like the vast majority of people, spend the majority of your work days in an office, cubicle, or other indoor setting. However, enough scientific studies have pointed to the many health benefits of spending time outside that it really should be made more of a priority for all of us. If you can, try to spend at least 15 minutes of your lunch break taking a short walk outside. The physical movement will get your blood flowing, which will perk you up. Being outside in the sunlight (even if it’s overcast) can provide your body with a boost of Vitamin D for increased energy as well.
Smell the Roses
Well, actually, you’ll want to start sniffing cinnamon-scented objects and food. Cinnamon can naturally increase a person’s focus and memory, which is great news when you’re starting to slump in productivity after lunch. Chew cinnamon gum, light a cinnamon candle, or flavor your snacks with this common spice.
Eat More Fiber
Foods with a high fiber content will keep you feeling fuller for longer, which can play a big part in how energized or tired you feel at any time. Plus, high fiber foods can help improve your digestive system. Foods such as oatmeal and whole wheat bread are an ideal morning meal. As for snacks later in the day, prunes and nuts are a great way to perk you up and fill you up as well.
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