Could YOU use some more energy?
The answer is probably yes. If so, your instinct is likely to consume more caffeine. It’s the quick and easy solution for many of us – but if you’re trying to cut back on caffeine, can’t consume caffeine, or have decided to take another route, there are options for you.
Caffeine isn’t the only way to increase your energy levels. In fact, there are simple changes you can make that will increase your energy while providing you with even more benefits.
Take a look at the best ways to energize without coffee!
MOVE YOUR BODY
Circulate oxygen and release epinephrine and norepinephrine (AKA feel-good hormones) by moving your body. Whether you have time for a full body workout, a quick walk around the block, or 10 jumping jacks, moving your body will give you that quick boost of energy that you’re craving.
EAT YOUR GREENS
Chlorophyll = energy. Seriously, adding leafy greens to your diet will provide a wonderful source of energy due to their chlorophyll content. Additionally, these leafy greens will boost magnesium levels, which are also directly linked to energy levels.
Try to get your leafy greens in their natural, raw state – but if that’s not possible, there are greens solutions that are available to you. In fact, you can take a look at one of our favorites in our Opti-Greens 50 review.
DITCH THE CAFFEINE ALTOGETHER
Ultimately, caffeine is just a temporary solution. It’s not a permanent energy fix, and there are better ways to boost your energy, like we listed above. You end up relying on caffeine for energy day after day, which doesn’t allow your body to energize itself the way it should.
If you can’t cut caffeine out cold turkey (you may experience headaches and irritability) try replacing your coffee with green tea, and cut it down as you’re able to. It will help with your sleep, and will force your body to naturally energize itself.
Bye coffee, hello natural energy!