What is a good healthy energy booster that works?
For me, it's fresh air. Breathing it gives me a lot of energy. This is why I like spending time outside.
Other energy boosters are green tea, white tea, dark chocolate, music and working out.
"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn
When I was in high school, we have a neighbor who told me to eat peanuts when I am tired. I didn't get the connection. But when I became an adult and remembered that advice, I tried it. In one of my biking activities, I ate lots of peanuts for snack. It's good to eat with fruit juice. Definitely, it gave me the energy I needed to pump the pedals of my mountain bike. Cool.
I posted these in thread on depression, but they are just as good as a natural energy boost. Here are a few:
1. Sleep is the best energy source. Go to sleep at a good time and enjoy a full 7-9 hours on a regular basis.
2. Eat fruits first thing in the morning. I am not a morning person. Fruit smoothies in the beginning of the day gradually help me wake up as the morning progresses without a harsh, jarring, un-natural rush of energy that you may get from morning coffee, which can also leave you with a "crash" feeling after a few hours.
I noticed that once I started eating clean (no processed foods, NO fake sugars, a lot of vegetables, protein and natural carbs) my energy levels sky rocketed. I used to drink 4 large cups of coffee a day and I will still always exhausted. I cut out processed foods and fake sugars and after a week of feeling lousy (I think my body was detoxing) I continuously feel great. I am down to 1 (sometimes 2) medium cups of coffee a day with a little bit of honey and almond milk. Just the thought of how I used to consume almost 8 packets of fake sugar a day is sickening to me.
I definitely recommend this for anyone who is constantly feeling sluggish.
That's a huge change in one's life Kimmy, but I think that a life change that makes perfect sense. If we have the capacity to start eating clean, no processed food, we will feel a major difference in the energy we will have.
I found that the days when I wake up early and exercise I am so much more productive and energized during the day compared to days that I don’t. Although I dread waking up early to exercise it is one of the most effective ways that I am able to prevent that 2pm slump. Overall on days that I don’t exercise in the mornings (even go for a quick walk), I am exhausted and sluggish all day.
Unfortunately exercising at night doesn’t keep me energized all day, it just makes me energized and awake when I am trying to fall asleep.
I have also been looking. And I never can find anything I can eat or drink that helps. I find that when I sleep well (not 8 hours of sleep, but actual quality sleep – sleeping 8 hours doesn’t mean you slept well) and don’t eat a bunch of junk, my energy is much better.
But that is also relative, because if I do those, but have a stressful and long day at work, I get even less energy at the end of the day, and sometimes even at the next few days… for me, I have energy when I have a light day at work, eat clean and sleep very well at night.