As you age, your energy levels and metabolism slow down. What a bummer; because, the older we get the more responsibility we have, which leads to a long task list that seems impossible to power through.
But, we can change that! You can boost your energy level and metabolism in a natural way. Here’s how:
How to Boost Your Metabolism:
- Wake up at the same time every morning (even on Saturday and Sunday), no matter how late of a night you had. This will allow your body to sync with your daily schedule.
- Do some stretches before exiting your bedroom. This will get things moving and wake you up a bit. Here is a great morning yoga sequence to do from Sparks People:
For instructions on how to do each stretch properly, click on the picture above.
- Have a cup of warm lemon, salt water to boost your energy levels. This will help balance out your sodium-potassium levels, rid your body of toxins and get your guts moving – naturally increasing your energy and metabolism. Check out the benefits and recipe –> No Caffeine Energy Boost
- Make 1 cup of coffee for an extra kick (but, only if you must). Add almond milk and a small amount of honey for sweetener. Avoid drinking coffee in the afternoon since it can disrupt how you sleep that night. If you need a pick-me-up in the afternoon, try eating a tablespoon of coconut oil with a tablespoon of chia seeds or add them to a smoothie. Read the benefits and get a tropical smoothie recipe –> Benefits of Eating Coconut Oil with Chia Seeds
- Make an energy packed breakfast. Protein is important to have to keep energy levels stable and fuel you until the afternoon. Try this simple breakfast: (1) heat your pan to low-medium heat, (2) melt 1/2 a tablespoon of coconut oil in your pan, (3) dice 2 asparagus and add to pan, cook for 3-5 minutes, (4) cut up 1/2 cup of baby spinach, add to pan, cook until wilted, (5) crack 3 organic, free-range eggs into pan, (6) season with pepper and pink Himalayan salt to taste, (7) stir eggs, (8) cook until done. Pair it with a handful of blueberries. To avoid getting sick of eggs, look up some great egg recipes on Pinterest or other healthy protein-rich breakfast recipes.
- Do Cat-Camel Stretches 20-30 minutes after breakfast. Do the stretch at least 10 times. This works your guts promoting digestion. It will aid your body in digesting your breakfast quicker. Never heard of this stretch before? Here is a picture to help you out from Why I Exercise:
- Drink a big glass of water. Staying hydrated helps your body function properly. Make certain to drink water throughout the day. You should be drinking half your body weight in ounces.
Lulu Lively Tip:
2-3 hours after breakfast, have a healthy snack to avoid your body going into starvation mode and turning your breakfast into fat. Here’s a yummy snack: a 1/2 cup of walnuts with a cup of fresh/dried cherries.
How do you get your morning going? Comments welcomed and/or join the conversation on Facebook.
Need more energy tips, check out Redbook’s Ultimate High Energy Day.
***Note: Lulu Lively is not an expert in nutrition, diet, and exercise. Posts written are strictly research findings collected over time. It is recommended you research these findings yourself and consult with your physician or physical trainer if these recommendations are good for you.