Our go-to, midday energy boost is usually a cup of coffee or caffeinated tea. Though it probably gives you a good jolt, it is actually doing your body more harm than good and will eventually make you crash.
Drinking too much coffee or caffeine can result in frequent headaches, high blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, and dehydration. If you can’t start your morning without your cup of coffee, or you find yourself craving a caffeine boost various times throughout the day, it is likely you are addicted. Some withdrawal symptoms include loss of concentration, headaches, anxiety, and drowsiness.
Eliminate all of the horrible risks that go along with drinking caffeinated drinks by boosting your energy natural ways. Some obvious things such as exercising, eating nutritious foods, and exposing yourself to sunlight will give you a boost. But other not so obvious things may do the trick, too.
For instance, aromatherapy has been shown to increase energy. “When it comes to increasing energy and alertness, rosemary, peppermint and [jasmine] all seem to do the job,” says Dr. Lisa Davis, chief nutrition officer at Terra’s Kitchen. “Try dabbing on an aromatherapeutic essential oil, or your favorite scented roller ball for a quick pick-me-up.”
Boosting your energy naturally will do wonders for your mind and body. Feel good, alert, and awake while also improving your concentration, mood, and productivity.