Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy

Next time you’re craving a mid-day energy boost, consider caffeine-free options

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If you’re one of the many people who wakes up in the morning and immediately has a cup of coffee, you may want to reconsider. Yes, it helps you wake up, but it may be doing your body more harm than good.

Caffeine is considered a stimulant because it has the ability to speed up your central nervous system, increase your alertness, and help improve your memory. But the truth is that too much caffeine can give you the “jitters,” increase your blood pressure, make you nauseated, and cause insomnia.

*Related: 15 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Drink Caffeine

Next time you’re craving a mid-day energy boost, consider caffeine-free options. Step outside and feel your energy levels increase. “Sunlight can help regulate hormones, by increasing serotonin and decreasing melatonin, and help us feel more awake,” says Tara Linitz, nutrition manager at EatLove. While you’re outside, go for a short walk — even just a 10-minute brisk walk gets the blood pumping and delivers necessary oxygen and nutrients to our cells, Linitz says.

Getting enough sleep, exercising, and staying hydrated will also boost your energy.

 

Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy

 

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