7 fun ways to boost your energy 

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Whether you’re feeling stressed, unmotivated or just sluggish, if you’re in need of an energy boost, you’re not alone. And while sipping on your favorite cold brew for a quick pick-me-up might be your go-to, there are other – caffeine-free ways to increase your energy. Here are 7 of my favorites – and the best part: they’re jitter-free and won’t affect your sleep at night. 

1. Put on a sitcom  

Friends, The Office and Schitt’s Creek are a few of my favorite shows that I can literally rewatch over and over again. And regardless of how many times I’ve seen the same episodes, I still laugh every time. It’s honestly one of my favorite ways to unwind after an exhausting day – and interestingly, it’s both relaxing and energizing at the same time.

Probably because watching a funny show that makes you laugh releases endorphins, your happy brain chemical that increases mood and well-being. But laughing can also increase blood flow and oxygenation to improve energy levels and alleviate fatigue. So the next time you feel drained after a long day, try watching your favorite show or movie – or other ways that make you laugh.

2. Take a power nap 

We’ve all been there: it’s midday and your eyes feel heavy and your head keeps nodding off. Rather than reaching for another cup of coffee, try taking a 20-minute power nap instead. Short naps can help you feel refreshed and improve focus and mood. Just be sure to set an alarm so you don’t sleep too long or nap late in the afternoon, which can affect your sleep at night.

3. Eat a healthy snack: Yogurt Parfait 

When you’re struggling to stay awake mid-afternoon, grabbing a quick snack is often our go-to for a small boost in energy. The problem is, these snacks usually lead to crashes, making you feel worse or reaching for another snack.

Instead, choose foods that can provide lasting energy like a yogurt parfait. It’s simple and can be customized to your liking. Start by layering your favorite yogurt with fresh berries, granola and nuts. You can also add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra sweetness. Not only is this snack packed with protein and healthy carbs, but it’s also a great way to get in some essential vitamins and nutrients from the fruit and nuts. 

4. Dance like no one’s watching   

Dancing is one of the best ways to fend off fatigue and boost energy. Music not only puts you in a better mood, but moving your body can increase your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure to help you feel more energized and alert.

If dancing isn’t your thing, listen to your favorite playlist and go for a walk!

5. Group Fitness Classes 

Whether you’re just starting to workout or you’re a longtime gym enthusiast, try joining a group fitness class, like spinning or kickboxing. It can be a fun and social way to get in a great workout while also boosting your energy levels. The energy and motivation of the group can help push you to work harder and it’s a great way to be a part of a community with similar interests. 

6. Shower karaoke with an icy twist 

While a cold shower might not sound like fun, it can be a quick and effective way to boost your energy levels. Cold water stimulates the production of noradrenaline, a hormone that increases alertness and focus. Not just that, but it can help reduce muscle soreness and inflammation. 

Plus: taking a shower can also have a psychological effect on your mood and energy levels. The act of washing away dirt and sweat can help you feel clean and refreshed, helping you to start your day on a positive note.

Also, try singing in the shower – it doesn’t matter if you’re good enough to be the next American Idol or slightly tone-deaf, singing helps with mood and can make you feel more awake.

7. Get outside 

Spending time in nature can do wonders for your energy levels. Sunlight can boost your mood and vitamin D levels aka the sunshine vitamin, which helps increase energy and reduce fatigue. So, take a walk in the park, go for a hike, or just sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and recharge your energy.

About Gabby

Gabby is a Nutritionist with a master’s degree in strategic communications. She loves using her nutrition-fluency with storytelling to encourage positive change. Before Persona, she worked at a mental health clinic helping clients manage stress, anxiety and other mental health issues through diet.   

Gabby is just one of the many experts at Persona who are here to accelerate your wellness journey. If you have questions about nutrition or your personalized program, reach out now or book a free appointment with Gabby or another of our amazing nutritionists.  

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.     

This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. Do not use the information from this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal, or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this article.       

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