With all that’s going on in the world, it’s completely normal to be feeling rundown, exhausted, and frustrated.
Not to worry though, because today I’m going to share 3 unusual ways of increasing your energy, boosting your stamina, and reinvigorating yourself.
Try out these 3 uncommon tips for unstoppable energy:
Try adding 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter or coconut oil to supercharge your morning cup of joe. It’s tasty, too!
To bio-hackers and keto diet aficionados, this strange combination is known as "bulletproof” coffee. Bulletproof coffee is high in healthy fats.
By adding in the butter or coconut oil, you’re essentially turning your coffee into a slow-release energy drink that’s actually good for you.
Grass-fed butter and oils used for preparing bulletproof coffee are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can help drop your blood pressure and prevent the formation of plaque in your arteries.
Coconut oil also contains antioxidants like flavonoids, and polyphenols which are fantastic for their potential anti-inflammatory and brain-protective effects.
Rather than a short burst of energy followed by an unpleasant crash, this odd caffeinated concoction can give you hours of steady energy each morning. Grab the butter and try it yourself!
If you’re constantly feeling tired, consider sleeping less.
That’s right: Sleeping too much can be as disorienting as sleeping too little.
Over-sleeping throws off your internal body clock, and essentially tricks your body into feeling a sense of phantom fatigue.
That’s why sometimes after sleeping in and clocking up 10 or 11 hours of shut-eye, you’ll actually wake up worse than if you’d risen early.
Our circadian rhythm operates on 90 minute cycles. So try getting out of bed after 7.5 hours of sleep and see how you feel.
Certain fragrances may help spike your energy levels, because we
naturally associate particular smells with different places or activities.
For example, making yourself a cup of peppermint tea when you settle in to relax and read your book, or slicing up some fresh citrus when you come back from a run.
By associating smells with your favorite activities, you’ll train your brain to “switch on” when you need to snap into action.
Here are some examples of particular smells:
Peppermint: This menthol fragrance opens up the sinus passages, allowing you to breathe more easily. Peppermint can also help to relieve headaches and increase cognitive performance.
Orange: Orange is a great scent for relieving tension and is regarded as an invigorating and soothing aroma. Orange can help boost concentration.
Lemon: Lemon energizes, uplifts, and improves alertness. If you're feeling a mid-day fatigue try smelling a lemon!
Use some of these uncommon tricks to put the spring back in your step, and soon you’ll be feeling as good as new!
To your health,
Dr. Mark Rosenberg