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5 Simple Ways to Re-Energise

Updated: Feb 5, 2023

postnatal depletion, fertility, hormones

Often, the simplest of things have the most prolific effect.

If you are looking to improve your energy, check to see if you are doing these 5 simple things -

1. Hydration

Make sure you are getting in around 2 litres or 8 cups of water daily. Ideally filtered quality water. Remember that coffee and black tea are diuretics and will dehydrate so add an extra cup of water for each of these consumed. Herbal tea is hydrating and counts towards your water intake.

2. Move

A little movement daily will boost circulation and lymphatic drainage, get blood pumping to your muscles and your brain, and aid with detoxification.

Especially if you are sitting for work daily - make sure you start your day with a little movement.

It doesn't have to be long - just 10 minutes of a HIIT training session, yoga stretch, walk or even repeat some lunges or squats while brushing your teeth.

3. Fuel

We need breakfast to provide fuel for energy to get through until lunch, lunch to get through until dinner, then a small early dinner as we don't have the same demands in the evening and overnight.

So definitely make the time for a decent breakfast and never skip lunch.

Scrambled eggs with veggies; a good muesli with Greek yoghurt, nuts, seeds and berries or a quality sourdough with avo, tomato and goats cheese are a few good ideas.

If you are prone to skipping these important meals, try a good quality protein shake in the interim while you are getting yourself into the groove.

4. Relax

Are you one of those people who steps straight into go-go-go all guns blazing? Lunchboxes, meetings, early workouts....if you are racing hard in the mornings your body will be producing lot's of cortisol and adrenalin to keep you firing. This is wonderful at the time, but like caffeine or sugar, will pick you up and then drop you like a ton of bricks.

Start your day with some deep belly breathing or a 5-10 minute guided mindfulness or mediation before you get out of bed to press the chill button.

5. Sleep

Yes, a no brainer, however most of us persist with nights that are too late, or don't realise how poor our sleep quality is. Even if you are a mum with waking children you can still improve on quality and raise the energy bar the next day.

Try a 'sleep detox' here you set yourself an earlier bedtime for a week and see how you feel, or explore herbal teas to help with sleep. So simple, yet so effective.

Emma xx

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emma jacques

Women's Health

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