A hectic pace in your life, overwork, prolonged stress, illness, and even the aging process can lead to constant feelings of tiredness and lack of energy. A healthy diet that’s high in vitamins, especially A, C, E, and B complex, minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium, and low in refined carbohydrates and sugars will help boost energy. Alcohol and caffeinated drinks are best avoided and replaced with herbal teas and fruit juices.
There are many different causes for tiredness and low energy, like eating the wrong food or drinking too much alcohol, lack of exercise, and a cycle of too many busy hours with inadequate time to rest. Here are some natural remedies that may help you jump-start your day with a boost of energy:
The gentle action of an herbal infusion provides an uplifting way to start the day. In the morning, the fresh or dried leaves of lemon verbena make a cheering drink with a lively flavor to wake up the system. Peppermint also has a gently stimulating effect when taken first thing in the morning.
If you have a juicer, make a fresh fruit juice to revitalize the system, its a good way to increase vitamin content in your diet.
Kiwi and stem ginger spritzer
A single kiwi fruit contains more than one day´s vitamin C requirements, while ginger is a circulatory stimulant that will give your body a much needed boost.
All you need is: 2 kiwis, 1 piece preserved ginger stem, and 1 tablespoon syrup from the ginger jar.
Basil, black pepper, cardamom, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, and rosemary essential oils are re-energizing when used in an oil burner. Use them singly, or experiment with combinations of two favorites.
- To make an invigorating bath oil blend:
- 3 drops essential rosemary oil
- 2 drops essential camphor oil
- 5 drops essential peppermint oil
Add this blend to 30ml (2 tablespoons) almond oil and keep in a stoppered bottle, add 8-10 drops to the water when running a bath.
Edited 8/11/14 SCD