As we are writing this, the thought of giving up cofee makes me feel a little lonely inside- so the disclaimer is that this article isn’t about giving something up, its more about regaining balance in the things that matter most – like not feeling dependent on coffee.
Because while one or two cups are good, hen you feel like you are relying on that third or fourth cup, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your dependency and begin to look at other ways you can gain the energy and the boost you need.
So here are the 5 key ways you can add a major and very holistic boost of energy to your day – with our coffee!
1. Get Up and MOVE!
Steady water gets stale, you know that expression right?
Same concept guys, the more you stand still or just maintain yourself in one place the more exhausted you will get. getting up and moving every 60mins for 5-10 mins can significantly boost energy.
A good way to do it: at work go out for lunch, take the stairs and take a walk!
2. Work Out
Working out boosts energy levels, and thats a fact. The key is not to over train and undercut, and to keep focus on your breathing during exercise. But generally speaking both cardio, HIIT and strength training (yes that means kettlebells too) significantly higher your energy levels for the day, and for the week!
3. Try a coffee alternative,
If caffeine isn’t an issue for you, try matcha. It contains a similar amount of caffeine as coffee. Matcha is made with whole tea leaves that are blended into water instead of being steeped into it, is a fantastic source of antioxidants.
4. Try Mushrooms,
Cordyceps is a mushroom with a wide range of health benefits and it also increases your stamina and provides a natural, jitter-free source of energy.
webMD says; Cordyceps is used to treat a variety of cold symptoms, and in many cases is used for strengthening the immune system, improving athletic performance, reducing the effects of aging, promoting longer life, and improving liver function in people with hepatitis B.
People also use cordyceps as a stimulant, a tonic, and an “adaptogen,” which is used to increase energy, enhance stamina, and reduce fatigue.