Hi Friends! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery Girl! Today I’m sharing 6 Ways To Boost Energy. Personally, I’m always looking for healthy ways to boost or sustain my energy. I’d love to hear your go-to energy boosting tips so please share with me in the comments below!
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We all know that we need to drink water and lots of it! But it’s so easy to get caught up with the busyness of the day & before you know it, it’s 3 in the afternoon and you’ve barely had any water. I try and drink a big glass of water first thing in the morning & then keep a water bottle with my all throughout the day. I also love caffeine-free herbal teas which help me drink more water throughout the day, especially during the cold, winter months. Citrus fruits like grapefruit and oranges are water dense & are also a great way to help you stay hydrated. They also contain energizing carbohydrates and just the smell of citrus is uplifting and energizing!
Staying indoors all day can leave you feeling down and dragging. Fresh air immediately lifts my mood! I try and get outside at least once a day and I notice a big difference in my energy levels when I do!
I always feel better when I fit in a workout! Movement helps with blood circulation which can, in turn, improve energy levels, help reduce stress, anxiety and boost mood. Exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy!
Eat More Plant-Powered Foods
When I’m tired, the last thing I want to do is cook. I’d rather order in! But too much takeout makes my digestion feel sluggish and I end up feeling even worse. Simple foods like bananas and apples contain energizing carbohydrates as well as fiber to help sustain energy levels. Add a dollop of nut butter for some healthy fat and protein which can help balance blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full longer.
Additional foods that can support energy levels include: sweet potatoes, brown rice, dark chocolate, chia seeds, fruit, and beans such as chickpeas, black beans and pinto beans… just to name a few!
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Simply blasting some fun tunes is a great way to boost your mood. I love to put on music and dance with daughter or listen to upbeat music while I’m working & editing photos
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