Our energy supply is directly affected by the availability of nutrients and oxygen levels within the body. By supplying your body with natural energy boosters, you can easily replenish lost energy reserves. So the next time you're in a post lunch, mid afternoon slump, try these 5 Tips For Instant and Natural Energy:
Traditional ancient Chinese medicine states that stimulating certain pressure points in your body cause your blood circulation and energy to improve. Ears are particularly receptive because they are dense with pressure points. Rubbing the entire portions of your ears for at least one minute (even if they feel hot) will instantly revive you.
A steaming hot shower combined with a couple of drops of eucalyptus essential oil will instantly stimulate your brain, increase blood flow, and oxygenate your cells to quickly transform your energy. For an extra jolt, turning the dial to cold will blast your nervous system and give you that "wide awake" feeling despite the number of hours you banked with your pillow.
A yoga breathing technique known as "The Breath Of Fire" will help rid your body of excess carbon dioxide and is a simple yet instant way to perk up. To release your inner (momentarily dragging) dragon, breathe in through your nose, inhale deeply and then exhale in 20 to 30 short, very rapid bursts while tightening your stomach muscles to force out each burst. Repeat 3 or 4 times and you'll be replenished and breathing fire again.
Peppermint stimulates your brain, as do most strong aromas, and chewing or sucking on mints multiplies a scent's intensity. Vapors and flavors travel from your mouth to your nose and increase the peppermint's effects on your energy. Plus, peppermint has natural soothing properties that work well on upset stomachs and make your breath fresh. Go with a low sugar variety of mints (like Altoids) to guarantee an energy increase.
Try to get up and move for at least 5 minutes for every 45 minutes you sit. Do squats, push ups, walk in place, walk outside, dance, do anything that gets your body moving. Exercise increases circulation and gets more oxygen to your cells and can greatly impact your energy well beyond the moments while you're exercising.
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