I love looking into natural remedies to help rev up the body, especially of a morning when you need a bit of extra zing! I find natural remedies can be a great way to start the day off on the right note. By doing something healthy for my body at the beginning of the day, it helps to set the scene for productivity and good actions.
Today, I’d like to share five natural energy boosters that will help make you feel fantastic! Do you have any tips or routines that make you feel fabulous? How do you start the day?
Enjoy a Walk
Research suggests that by simply going outside for a ten-minute walk, it is a natural mood elevator. The fresh air, wind, sunshine and ability to zone out by listening to your favorite music, is an instant energy lift and perfect way to feel centered for the day.
Twist and Stretch
Engaging and “massaging” any of your internal organs or systems will leave you invigorated. Try this simple “Tom Tom” stretch to engage your lower organs and reduce stagnation:
Stand up straight, knees soft and legs hip-width apart. Let your arms dangle softly by your side, hands in soft fists. Slowly twist your torso, looking right and then left. Allow your arms and hands to rotate freely and softly hit your lower back and lower stomach. Gain momentum and twist farther as your body loosens up to the degree it feels comfortable.
Apple Cider Vinegar with Lemon
Drink two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with the juice of half a lemon, mixed in a big glass of pure water. This early morning tonic will not only give you an instant jolt of energy, it is fantastic for neutralizing the acid levels in the body, detoxing the liver and delivering powerful enzymes to the digestive system.
Take a Cold Shower
Well, not exactly. At the end of your shower, change the temperature of the water to slightly cooler. You only need a slight decrease in temperature to get the benefit. The cooler water (after the warmth of the shower) will essentially close your pores and “massage” your nervous system.
Increase Your Morning Fiber
When we eat a fiber-rich breakfast we stay satisfied and energized for longer, breaking the need for that mid-morning sugary snack or cup of coffee. Try oatmeal, granola or fresh fruits – especially berries, apples, or pears in the morning. Consider eating a larger meal in the morning, it will help to sustain you throughout the day. I often eat avocado on sprouted grain toast, oatmeal or an acai bowl for breakfast (if you follow me on instagram, I’m sure you would have seen this!).