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20 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant and drinking too much can give you the “jitters,” increase your blood pressure, make you nauseous, cause insomnia, and eventually make you crash. Eliminate all of the horrible risks that go along with drinking caffeinated drinks by boosting your energy natural ways

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can affect our psychological and physiological state. According to sleep.org, the smell of rosemary may rev up your brain and give you more mental and physical energy; and a whiff of citrus fruits helps increase mental stimulation and may boost your body’s production of serotonin.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

The benefits of apple cider vinegar are endless – it aids in weight loss, helps lower your cholesterol, clears acne, and even gets rid of bad breath. But most importantly, it boosts your energy. Simply replace your morning cup of coffee with a glass of apple cider vinegar. Mix a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a full glass of water; you will have enhanced energy and a more productive day.

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Eat Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits; it protects your skin, aids in digestion, improves your heart health and also boosts your energy. The Daily Mail explains that the epicatechin, a plant chemical found in dark chocolate, gives the body energy by widening the blood vessels.

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Drink Energy Boosting Herbal Teas

“I drink a freshly brewed spiced infusion containing cinnamon, chili, ginger and a dash of honey,” Azzi Williams, beauty instructor and CEO & Founder of Williamspro HD Cosmetics, says. “It boosts the metabolism, kick starts the digestive system, and keeps me alert throughout the day.”

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Peppermint Gum

Next time you’re feeling sleepy pop a piece of peppermint gum into your mouth. Studies have shown that chewing mint-flavored gum can actually help you feel more awake. “Coventry University conducted studies that found that chewing gum reduces feeling of lethargy and keeps you more alert,” research shows.

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Invigorating Beauty Products

Beauty products infused with natural essential oils can work wonders to keep you alert,” Williams says. “I love [the] Williamspro setting powder in original that is infused with Australian lemon myrtle, the spa, earthy scene immediately perks me up.” She also loves Kai's pure oil fragrance; it “seems to keep me more focused throughout the day,” she adds.

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Eat Foods Rich in Phytonutrients, Antioxidants and Healthy Fats

“These are found in green veggies, berries, and avocados, and are necessary to feed our mitochondria,” Connie Rogers, Certified Integrative Nutritional Holistic Health Coach, says. “Mitochondria creates energy to run our cells. Low frequency foods, such as french-fries and sugary products, equals low mitochondria.”

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Green Juicing

Green Juicing in the morning is a great way to boost energy levels. “During this process, our cells can repair themselves and detoxify,” Rogers says. “Some say they experience new energy, clarity of mind, and increased mental energy, consuming fresh homemade juices.”

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Stay Hydrated

One of the best ways to fuel energy is by drinking more pure fresh clean water daily, Rogers says. “Water gives the body energy, not energy drinks.”

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Aerobic Exercise

Exercise increases healthy blood activity, oxygen levels, and energy metabolism,” Rogers says. “But remember, ingesting refined, processed foods before a workout doesn’t provide the body and brain with nutrients and can compromise energy levels.”

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Have some honey

Health expert Liana Werner-Gray , author of “The Earth Diet,” recommends honey if you need an energy boost because it’s natural from the earth and can boost the immune system. Don’t think it’s bad for you because it’s very sweet. Using honey as a medical treatment is a practice called “apitherapy” and includes treatments that restore energy, enhance physical stamina, and improve the immune system.

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Smell citrus fruits

Research has shown that smelling citrus fragrances can restore the stress-induced immunosuppression, suggesting that they may have an effect on restoring the homeostatic balance. So smell lemon, for example, to increase the levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. Gibson says that lavender and peppermint help, too, because they are relaxants.

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Hug someone

Look around you; someone probably looks like he or she can use a hug. It will benefit you, too. A touch can be very powerful. Studies have shown that friendly hugging can lower stress hormones and boosts the release of oxytocin, which is known to promote social attachment in some circumstances. Self-massages can also be very helpful.

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Go for a walk

Walking is the best exercises that anyone can do anywhere, Vida Health Head of Nutrition and Coaching Jennifer Gibson says. You can also get in shape just by walking. Doctors often recommend running or at least walking as the best medicine. They believe that the chemicals that  after a run also help relieve stress. One study even found that it can help reduce the ill-effects of stress internally.

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Let natural light in

Sunlight is the most effective way to treat the “winter blues,” or Seasonal Affective Disorder, according to experts. You need natural light to start your day on a high note. Sit next to a window when you you’re inside. If  is not an option, sun lamps will do. Ultraviolet lamps and bulbs at home can also help improve your mood.  

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Eat some Pili nuts

Pili nuts are also a great energy source and they taste like a combination of Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts but look like peanuts,” Werner-Gray says. Pili nuts provide healthy nutrients such as vital amino acids that help regulate hormone production  and muscle growth, giving you a naturally powerful energy boost.

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Do some yoga

Yoga has a certain kind of revitalizing power that that can help your body and mind to both unwind and recharge all at the same time. Good poses to boost your mood include the Standing Forward Bend, Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge), the Dancer Pose, and the Camel Pose. Studies have compared the brains of people before and after doing yoga. Measures show mood improvements and less anxiety in those who practiced yoga.

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Turn the radio on

Music, as long as it’s not too intense, has a way of boosting your energy instantly. Jazzy and funk rhythms can do wonders. Research shows that people reported higher increases in subjective happiness (when you consciously try to improve your mood) after listening to positive music during five separate lab visits over a two-week period.

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Look at old photos

Research has shown that when nostalgia is induced in the lab, it puts people in a good mood. In other words, thinking about cherished experiences from the past makes people feel good in the present and increases perceptions of meaning and a sense of connectedness to others.

Dehydration is making you sick in many ways, one of which is putting you in a bad mood and making you tired. Even mild dehydration – about 1.5 percent loss in normal water volume in the body – can alter a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly, according to two studies conducted at the University of Connecticut. Women tend to be more susceptible. Also, experts often recommend drinking more water to burn calories.

Drink some cold water

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine