This time of year, it’s easy to get cooped up inside, lazing on the couch for way longer than we should. It’s cold and snowy and there’s a pandemic going on outside! And yet: We all know that getting up and getting out, even when it’s blustery outside, is good for us. Here are five easy ways to boost your energy and kickstart you back into action. 1. Drink some water. Dehydration is an instant energy-killer. Often, when you’re feeling sluggish, you’re actually just be thirsty. Try this: Drink a tall glass of water or two and see how you feel. Then, keep a carafe of water nearby so you can keep refilling your glass throughout the rest of the day. Read more: 5 Hacks to Maximize Hydration 2. Take some deep breaths. When you forget to take a few deep breaths throughout the day, you limit the amount of oxygen flowing through your body and to your brain — which, in turn, can affect your energy levels. The solution? Stop what you’re doing and take a few deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth, filling up your lungs each time. You’ll be surprised how much good it does. 3. Go for a walk — even if it’s cold out. Getting outside may be challenging when it’s cold outside, but it is one of the easiest ways to boost your energy. Fresh air has a way of getting your head moving and you’ll feel a lot more like yourself, even if you just take a quick 10-minute walk around the block. 4. Grab a healthy snack. Take a look at the clock and see how long it’s been since you last ate. Or simply take a second to listen to your stomach. Snacks like a banana with peanut butter, a handful of nuts, a hard-boiled egg, string cheese, or some veggies with hummus are naturally energy-boosting because they have a nice mix of protein, fat, and carbs to give you a much-needed jolt. 5. Try some energizing oils. Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool — and you don’t need to take a deep dive in order to reap the benefits. Keep a small bottle of energizing peppermint or eucalyptus by your desk. When you feel an energy drop, dab a drop or two on your wrist or neck or simply take a whiff straight from the bottle. Other great oils to try are orange, ginger, rosemary, and grapefruit.
No doubt you’re soaking up every last bit of sun, sand and outdoor fun that summer has to offer, especially now that it’s August. When you finally step back inside, mix up one of these super thirst-quenchers–they’ll cool you off and bring on that second wind, so you can shimmy into a sleeveless dress and head back out.
Has this ever happened to you: You wake up late and have to fly out of the house before you have time for a decent breakfast, so you either grab a pastry from the coffee place or skip it altogether.
It seems so simple—one of the pillars of good health is to drink plenty of good-quality water. But the fact is, even if you have a filter at home, you’re probably not getting the level of cleanliness that you think you are. If you have one of those filter pitchers you picked up at the drugstore, it’s time for a serious upgrade.
As essential as we all know it is to drink plenty of water every day, it can be easy to forget, especially when you’re caught up in your busy day. But with a little foresight, and some simple hacks, kicking up your daily water intake becomes much easier.
You want to be your sharpest, have the most energy, reach your goals—who doesn’t? Although there’s always a stream of gimmicks claiming to get you to peak performance in every aspect of your life, the truth is, the one that’s been proven to work time and time again is: Hydration.
As a Clean Plates reader, you know it’s important to eat clean food to avoid potentially harmful chemicals. And since you also know how important hydration is, no doubt you’re knocking back plenty of water every day.
Cold and flu season, winter blues, energy slumps—this season brings with it a ton of hassles.
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated when it’s hot out, but winter brings with it plenty of reasons to keep on sipping.
Brain fog, lightheadedness, dry skin, dry eyes, fatigue, irritability, headache—you could have any or all of these after a long day in front of the computer at work. But actually these are all signs of dehydration, which is no joke.
If you pay attention to trends in wellness, then “detox” is a word you’ve probably heard a lot. It can mean everything from simply taking a break from sugar after the holidays to a full-on juice cleanse or fast—but no matter the method, the desired result is the same.