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Have you seen those Facebook posts that shout ‘Only 6 Fridays left before Christmas!’ or some such nonsense? Really? Do I need that kind of stressful reminder that I am already behind on my holiday to-do list and we just started November? Seriously, the holidays seems to arrive in this whirling chaos that leaves me completely shattered by the time January gets here. I am trying hard to make a list, stay organized and shop early but I either need more hours in my day or more energy to tackle the things that have to get done. Sure, cutting back on the to do list is also a great idea but we have 2 kids with holiday birthdays (Thanksgiving and New Years Eve) and company coming and there are only so many shortcuts I can take. If you need more energy to tackle the things that MUST get done this holiday season, here are a few tips on how to boost energy levels when the holiday chaos strikes!
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How to Boost Energy Levels
Increase Your Magnesium Intake
According to WebMD, magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including breaking down glucose into energy. Without enough magnesium, you may fall short on energy! Eating a balanced diet and taking a multivitamin is a great start but you can also add magnesium-rich foods into your diet. Nuts, whole grains, and fish are all high in magnesium as well as leafy greens, pumpkin seeds, beans and bananas.
Take a Power Nap
Seriously, if you are wondering how to boost energy levels, learn how to take a power nap. I nap several times a week and it helps me stay refreshed for the late afternoon and evening chaos. The key is to SET A TIMER and stick to a schedule. I lay down and read for 15 minutes to unwind. Then, set the timer for 45 minutes. 15 minutes to fall asleep and 30 minutes of actual napping. You think you can’t afford to take off an hour? I promise you will be MUCH more productive after a nap than you would be without one.
Have a protein power snack
Snacking is not a bad thing, provided you are giving your body what it really needs to stay energized. Want to know how to boost energy levels? Protein. Protein snacks are great for staying energized when holiday chaos strikes. Make a smoothie with a banana and some protein powder. Eat some trail mix. Grab a protein packed power bar. Have a cheese stick or some beef jerky. Protein is a great way to boost energy levels.
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Get more exercise
You may think that exercise will use up all the energy you have but the opposite is actually true. Incorporating regular exercise into your routine will actually boost energy levels. It boosts the spread of oxygen and nutrients through your body, which then increases energy. Feeling tired? Take a quick stroll around the neighborhood. Run up and down the stairs in the house or park really far away from Target when you shop. More exercise means more energy to tackle your to-do list!
Choose the right energy drinks
No matter how hard you try to boost energy levels with diet, exercise, and sleep, sometimes that just isn’t enough. Be very picky about the energy drinks you choose when you need an additional boost of energy. The right ingredients can make a big difference in how you feel.
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Some of the ingredients contained in these natural energy drinks include:
- Organic yerba mate extract
- Organic elderberry juice
- Natural caffeine extracted from Italian natural coffee
- Organic Rosehip
- B vitamins
Depending on the flavor you choose, ingredients do vary slightly but all are obtained from natural sources and offer sustained energy without questionable chemicals.
Learning how to boost your energy this holiday season will help you get more done with what little time you have available. Get a good night’s sleep, cut back on your responsibilities when you can and remember that you don’t have to be supermom every day. Take good care of YOU and then you’ll be able to take good care of everyone else!
DARK DOG ORGANIC energy drinks tasted delicious and I feel good knowing that the ingredients are better for me than the ones found in most traditional energy beverages.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.