Are you exhausted every day, and finding it hard to get up in the morning, be productive at your job, and get things done at home? Then it sounds like you need a major energy boost! Instead of turning to quick-fix shots of carbohydrates, sugar, and caffeine, here are the top nine ways to boost your energy levels and get you going – and keep you going and going – all day long.
#1 Eat Iron-Rich Foods
Our food choices have a major influence on our energy levels. Not only do they determine whether or not we get the adequate amounts of nutrients and minerals, but they also play a significant role in slowing down and speeding up our metabolism. Iron-rich foods are filled with an abundance of fresh minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. They stabilise your moods and blood sugar levels, and give you loads of energy, which in turn can help you lose weight.
#2 Sleep Replenishes Energy
Spending your nights tossing and turning will keep you exhausted the next day. In fact, studies have gone on to prove that people who get their eight hours of sleep have improved their memory, concentration, and energy levels.
#3 Adaptogen Herbs
Adaptogens are an elite class of healing herbs which help restore the body’s natural ability to handle stress and anxiety, and increase the metabolism and restore energy, which boosts stamina, endurance, and mental clarity. Some of the best energy boosting adaptogen herbs are buchu, green tea leaf, ginseng, and ashwagandha. Fortunately, these herbs can all be found in a product called Attack the Fat by Herbex. Including this product in your daily healthy eating and exercise plan will help you be more focused and more energetic.
#4 Ditch the Processed Carbs
By now, you should know that processed carbs are energy thieves. While they may provide your body with a quick fix, they also send you crashing fast and furiously, leaving you sleepy and drained. If you want to maintain energy throughout the day, don’t eat anything sweet or unnatural. Rather snack on nuts, biltong, low- glycaemic carbs, and alkaline fruits.
#5 Exercise Daily
Does a tough workout wipe you out or are you someone who hasn’t stepped into a gym for the past 10 to 20 years? Believe it or not, exercise can do a world of good to better your blood pressure and boost your energy levels. We’re not saying that you have to run 10 kilometres every second day to get the benefits, we’re just saying that you should take 20-30 minutes out of your day to cycle, run, walk the dogs, jog, or even do some weights at home. When you exercise, not only do you burn calories, but you also send oxygen to your body’s cells. Exercising helps your lungs to work more efficiently and release blood flow, so you can achieve the benefits of those “feel good” endorphins, while stimulating high energy levels.
#6 Indulge in Herbal Teas
Coffee isn’t the only option for when you need a quick pick-me-up. If you’re looking to boost your immune system, increase your metabolism, and boost your energy levels, then the Attack the Fat tea is for you. Using a cocktail of adaptogens, such as green tea, cinnamon, liquorice root, sweet orange peel, buchu, myrobalan, and Indian gooseberry, this refreshing herbal tea is packed with antioxidants that regulate the adrenal hormones, thus helping to reduce stress and keep your energy levels high.
#7 Boost Energy Levels with Water
Did you know that one of the first signs of dehydration is feeling drained, constipated, and fatigued? Your body is composed of 60% of water, which plays a huge role in digestion, absorption, circulation, transportation, and body temperature, so if you’re not drinking enough water, then you’re slowing down your metabolism and all the functions mentioned above.
#8 Increase Your Vitamin B12
Known to many as the energy vitamin, B12 keeps your body functioning at optimal capacity. Unfortunately, most people have problems with absorption due to a plaque build up in their colon and stomach, usually caused by minimal vegetables and high-meat diets. So, what’s the solution? Start with a good colon detox to get it working properly, introduce more vegetables to your diet, and in the interim, use vitamin B12 patches or go for weekly B12 injections.
#9 Drink Vegetable Juices
For years, we’ve heard people talk about juicing fresh organic produce. When you start your day off with a clean low-carb green fruit juice, you will feel energised throughout the day. In fact, not only do vegetable and fruit juices give your body a kick-start with long-lasting energy, but they also speed up your metabolism, feed your body with loads of minerals and nutrients, and help you lose weight.
Attack The Fat – Increases metabolism
The Herbex Attack the Fat range has been specially formulated with herbs which will help break down fat, control appetite, burn calories, cleanse the body, act as a gentle laxative and digestive aid and will increase metabolism. This range will help you lose weight and support your weight loss journey. Available in syrups, tablets and concentrates for your convenience and preference. Search the selection below and find a product that is right for you!
If you want to increase your energy, start today by purchasing a product from our Attack the Fat range.