However, these 5 natural energy boosts can keep up feeling fresh without experiencing the after-effects of a sugar high or caffeine jitters.
There’s nothing like an exercise-induced endorphins-fix to boost our mood and make us feel alive. In addition to the myriad benefits for our health, exercise can do wonders for our energy levels. Research shows that about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week is enough for heart health. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer running, swimming, Zumba, cycling, or team sports – as long as you increase your heart rate through activity regularly, you will reap the rewards.
Meditation, yoga, and other mindfulness-based practices can realign our focus, perspective, and energy levels. By cultivating a sense of present-moment awareness through a daily mindfulness practice, we gradually become more aware and awakened to our daily experiences. Research shows that meditation may impact our metabolism of sugar, our circadian rhythm, and our blood pressure by practicing for as little as 15 minutes per day.