When we walk into the local convenient store in the morning, we typically see a group of “zombies” reaching for energy drinks on their way to work. We’ve all heard the sales pitch from all of the big companies, about having tons of energy with no crash etc. How could this be? How is this healthy long term? That got me thinking: What are some healthy alternatives to energy drinks. Here are a few to get to your day energized:
1. Drink Water: Getting our day started with an 8 oz glass of water helps our bodies “wake-up”. I am not a doctor, but we all know we can benefit from water throughout the day. One of the best times is first thing in the morning.
2. Exercise: How great do you feel after an incredible workout? A great way to get more energy naturally is by exercising consistently. This is the true way to maintain energy without the “crash”. Our bodies release endorphins when we exercise that not only gives us energy, but also relieves stress.
3. Eat Healthier: Ever notice the difference in how we feel when we eat a healthy, balanced meal vs. pigging out on junk food or fast food? It’s night and day! Our bodies crave organic and nutritional foods to keep us going while junk food just weighs us down and has us feeling sluggish. The problem is that fast food is so cheap and convenient that sometimes it’s the easier solution. This is why I love Shakeology. It solves this problem because a shake can be made in a matter of minutes and it contains over 70 natural ingredients to keep you full and energized. It is also cost effective because Shakeology comes out to about $4.60 per day (less than the #1 on any fast food menu).
4.Sleep: This one is easier said than done, but those that can find a way to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep will see a big difference in their health and energy over time.
All 4 of the above done daily will lead to a happier, healthier, more energized life without the dreaded crash from energy drinks.
What are some things that you do get energy throughout the day?
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