Don’t Rely On Caffeine For Energy
Diet & Food
When in need of caffeine, some people reach for coffee loaded with cream and sugar and others grab an energy drink that’s loaded with things that your body simply doesn’t need. Unless you’re sticking to black coffee, stop relying on caffeine to give you energy. So how can you increase your energy without your favorite beverages? Try these:
Exercise: It initiates physiological changes in your body that increase blood flow and energy substrates to both your brain and skeletal muscles, increasing your alertness and overall energy availability.
Meditation: It frees up a huge chunk of your mental energy and taps the relaxation-response, which rebalances both your nervous and endocrine systems. The net effect is both a deeper sense of calm and increased, enduring energy.
Proper Sleep Schedule: If you are chronically sleep-deprived, you end up less-restored, less-replenished and less energized. This is a massively oversimplified description of the physiological processes, but the reality is, we need only to look to or own experience to know the impact of a killer 20-minute power-nap on your energy.
High-Energy Music: Not only does great music give you that near-magical second wind or extra kick when you are exercising, it also boosts your mood and energy during regular tasks. In fact, some research even revealed workers who listened to great classical music experienced increased productivity and creativity.