1. Start your day by going outside. Natural sunlight helps the brain know its daytime and stimulates Vitamin D production. Vitamin D being essential for mental health, hormonal health and healthy immune function. It does not have to be exercise, just simply stepping outside breathing in the fresh air and stretching can also wake up your cells.
2. Start your day with a smoothie. Natural smoothies are nutrient dense, yet easy to absorb and digest. It provides the energy you need for the morning without causing your body to have a blood sugar rollercoaster and prevents the urge for unhealthy snacks.
3. Coffee may give you an instant and temporary boost but in the long run, it is not a good source of energy. The energy provide by coffee leads to fatigue, crashing and coffee or sugar cravings for another quick fix. As time passes by you can develop an addiction and become dependent on coffee. Other than starting your day with a smoothie, it is very helpful to eat nutrient-dense lunches, dinners and snacks that would give you plenty of energy that does not require you to rely on coffee. Herbal tea, chai lattes and golden milk are very useful substitutes. Most importantly consume at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
4. Choose the right snacks. Choose snacks that are packed with Protein and Fiber. Eating snacks that are high in sugar or processed are not good for long term health and is causes blood sugar crashes and fatigue as time goes by. Make sure to find snacks that are fuelled, healthy and energised.
5. Last but not least, get a good night’s sleep. It is necessary for a person to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night in order to have the energy needed to get through the day. Also try to sleep on a regular schedule so the body does not feel like a constant adjustment.