Need an energy boost? Don’t we all. Being a mum can be exhausting and it may seem far too easy to reach for a coffee or a high sugar snack to keep energy levels up.
Although 1-2 caffeinated drinks per day is ok, becoming reliant on caffeine can affect sleep. Not only can poor quality sleep leave us feeling tired the following day but it can also impair memory, health and how you carry out daily activities and chores. By reducing your caffeine intake you may see significant changes in the quality and duration of your sleep.
So how can you boost your energy if you are reducing your caffeine intake?
These are some of our top tips to boost your energy:
Cellnutrition Hypertonic is a natural mineral supplement that contains 78 bio available minerals and trace elements. It enhances cellular metabolism and aids the generation of energy from food. The minerals in Cellnutrition Hypertonic also help the cells to hold on to water, optimising hydration. Dehydration is a big factor when it comes to fatigue. Cellnutrition provides a boost of energy to help you fight fatigue in the morning and afternoon!
Being physically active has been shown to increase energy levels. This is because moving helps activate muscles so that we waken up. Stretching your body for ten minutes in the morning, taking a brisk walk on your lunch break or stretching after a long day at work are a range of options to help. When you move your body your cells are stimulated, producing energy!
Eat a nutrient rich diet
Although high sugar foods may be accessible and provide a quick source of energy this can lead to a crash in energy levels later in the day as well as being detrimental to your health (and your teeth). The best way to sustain your energy and not fall into the 3pm slump is to eat balanced meals containing an abundance of nutrients including healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Breakfast: Smoothie: blueberries, banana, nut milk, spinach and avocado
Lunch: Eggs, cheese, mushroom and tomato on rye toast & a piece of fruit
Dinner: Salmon with green beans, broccoli and quinoa
Drink plenty of water
The body and brain are approximately 75% water. It is therefore essential to ensure you drink sufficient water throughout the day to help your mind and body. Dehydrated cells in the body can lead to poor cognitive function and brain fog.