5 Ways To Bounce Back Without Coffee
I know, I know, coffee is wonderful and so delicious and can make you feel great.
It isn’t actually the best way to have sustained energy. Coffee can definitely provide a good kick or pick-me-up, but when it comes to having energy that lasts and supports you throughout your whole day, coffee isn’t able to show up as well for that.
When you’re going about your day and find that you’re lacking energy and need something to help kick you back into gear, instead of rushing for the coffee pot, give one of these bounce-back methods a try and see how it feels!
5 Ways To Bounce Back Without Coffee
Adaptogens are a truly astonishing group of herbs that help the body to maintain homeostasis (balance). Unlike the more common go-tos for an energy boost like coffee, sugar, energy drinks and other stimulants, adaptogenic herbs can help you have sustained energy and vitality while also giving you a clearer mind and sense of calm.
Adaptogens enhance your body’s natural ability to resist physical, chemical and biological stressors. They bring your body back to normal from one extreme or another. They work kind of like a thermostat, detecting when something is slightly off and bringing it back to center.
Some great adaptogens to include in your diet:
- Ashwagandha – supports physical well being, stabilizes mood, improves memory, boosts focus and endurance, reduces cortisol in the body by 26% or more.
- Rhodiola – improves mood, alleviates symptoms of depression.
- Cordyceps – improves endurance and stamina, increases libido, strengthens the immune system, enhances aerobic performance, reduces stress.
- Reishi Mushroom – reduces anxiety, helps relieve insomnia, combats fatigue, lowers blood pressure.
#2. Earthing And Sunshine
You are an electrical being. Your body is made up of billions upon billions of atoms that make up your 100 trillion cells. Each atom is a particle of energy. It’s made up of positively charged protons, negatively charged electrons and neurons. The flow of electrons from one atom to another creates electricity (yep, in your body!).
Your cells, organs and various bodily systems use electricity to communicate. The flow and balance of your electrical system is vital to your overall well-being (and energy levels).
What does this have to do with earthing? Mother earth is a six sextillion metric ton battery that is continuously being recharged by the sun’s solar energy, lightning and heat from her core. Her surface is alive with pulsating frequencies that are vital to the biological machinery of global life. Her energy literally influences every living thing on the planet! Including YOU.
The earth naturally maintains a negative electrical charge. Negative-charged free electrons are abundantly present on the earth’s surface. When you are in direct contact with the earth (skin touching the ground or wearing non-electrical inhibiting material) the earth’s electrons are conducted to your body.
When you take the time to connect with the earth, you can also take the opportunity to get some sunshine. You should be getting at least 10 minutes of sun exposure everyday without sunblock.
Just like the earth helps balance your electrical systems and is vital to your well-being, the sun also plays a role in balancing your hormones and energy levels. Light from the sun triggers wake-up chemicals and helps to boost energy. It also helps to regulate the wake-sleep cycle to ensure your body winds down at night and gets enough sleep. Not to mention, it can give you a great natural dose of vitamin D!
#3. Move Your Body
If you’re feeling sluggish and tired a lot or if you’re feeling an afternoon slump coming on, you will almost definitely benefit from more movement! It may seem counterintuitive, but getting reasonable amounts of exercise can actually BOOST your overall energy and vitality.
- Increases endorphins. Endorphins are your body’s natural “feel-good” hormones that help to improve mood, relieve pain, reduce stress and increase energy! These are boosted naturally when you exercise and can be a natural energy-booster during the day.
- Improves sleep. People who exercise get better quality sleep. People who sleep better have more energy. If you want to optimise this even further, exercise in the morning.
- Strengthens heart health. Exercise boosts cardiovascular health, which then improves performance and endurance.
You don’t need to become a marathon runner or an Olympic weightlifter. Simply prioritize daily exercise in some form or another. Make it something enjoyable so it’s easier to make a habit. Push yourself a little, but not too much. Aim for 20-30 minutes every day and see how you feel. You can also take short walks or stretching time during your lunch break or other breaks during your work day.
#4. Eat For Energy
You are what you eat (and as I like to say, what you absorb!). If the bulk of your diet is dead, cooked, processed and low-nutrient foods, you are going to feel tired, sluggish, often sick and develop various health problems over time.
On the other hand, when you fill your body with nutrient-dense whole foods, you are going to feel energetic, strong, rarely (if ever) sick and able to function and thrive well in your life. When you keep lively, vibrant, organic foods in your diet, it can naturally help raise your energy levels.
Eat a home-cooked meal for your lunch and also consume foods and liquids that contain electrolytes. Electrolytes are a group of micronutrients and minerals that break down into positively or negatively charged ions. These ions generate electricity in your body and are responsible for maintaining proper fluid balance, good nerve-impulse transmission and muscle contractions. These include:
Foods that contain electrolytes and also can help add some more vibrance to your diet include:
- Himalayan sea salt
- Coconut water
- Brazil nuts
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate
Vegetables and fruit make up some of the healthiest and most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. There are hundreds of nutrients and disease-fighting compounds in fruits and vegetables that simply cannot be found anywhere else.
Juicing is creating a mixture of juice from raw green vegetables and sometimes a little fruit, herbs and other superfoods. The process of juicing extracts the nutrients from the veggies and fruit and provides you with a crazy amount of energy-giving properties that is easy to absorb and goes straight to your cells.
Having a quick juice when you need a pick-me-up or feel that afternoon slump coming on can help fuel your body with not only a natural energy boost, but also an incredible amount of nutrients.
Organifi Red Juice
Don’t have time to start juicing everyday? Want to get some great superfoods and adaptogens all in one drink? Want an incredibly easy way to get a natural energy boost without too much effort?
Give Organifi Red Juice a try!
Organifi Red is a juice powder we designed to be the perfect pick-me-up and energy booster that puts coffee to shame. It’s fueled with a number of powerful, vibrant superfoods along with the adaptogens listed above. It can boost your energy, provide mental clarity, hydrate your cells, fuel your body with essential nutrients and more. Not to mention, it’s delicious – it tastes just like a natural fruit punch and only requires you to mix a scoop into some nice, cold, refreshing water.
With Organifi Red, you can get a great daily dose of adaptogens and vibrant foods all at once and if you drink it while you connect with the earth and get some sunshine or maybe while you take a stroll around the block, you can check off almost all of these energy boosting methods in one swing and have sustainable energy for the rest of your day!
The KEY to keeping sustained energy is developing daily habits like the ones listed here that help support your health, energy levels, mental clarity and overall well-being. The more you incorporate methods like these into you life, the more energy you’ll naturally be able to have.
Have you tried any of these methods to get a natural energy boost? What do you do to gain more sustainable energy? Have you tried Organifi Red yet? Share your thoughts and tips in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Sara Wylie resides in Utah where she is currently working as an Editorial Intern for Fitlife.tv while also pursuing a career in writing. She hopes that through her words and fiery passion, she will be able to not only inspire others to seek out and nourish their own passions, but to also help others feel what it’s like to truly be alive.
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