12 Natural Energy Sources That Won’t Rot Your Teeth (We Love #8!)

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Almost everyone gets that low energy, down in the dumps kinda slump in the afternoons. Pay attention to the people in your office. Right about 2 or 3 PM, you will start to see people yawning, heads down on the desk, maybe even a few closed doors as some lucky people try to grab 20 winks.

For those of us who can’t take a quick nap, we head off to the coffee pot or vending machine for some candy, chocolate, or energy drink to give us a little boost that will get us through the afternoon. Find out side effects of energy drinks.

Those ugly energy drinks are loaded with sugar (of course, the candy is too!) and once you come down off that caffeine and/or sugar high, you are going to crash again soon after you get home. Forget the gym, forget playing with the kids, and forget everything by that point. All you want to do is go crash on the sofa with Netflix, right?

Well, we have a list of 12 of the best sources of energy that won’t rot your teeth, won’t add to your waistline, and that will get you off the couch in no time flat!


1.  Get Upside Down!

Rather than plop down on that sofa, try some yoga! Yoga inversion poses are terrific not only for relieving stress, but they increase blood flow to the brain, which will raise energy levels. You don’t have to go to a yoga class; simply lie on the floor on your back and put your legs up on the wall. If you know how to do other inversion exercises, like headstands or handstands, then flip it up and get the blood moving towards your brain for some super evening time energy!


2. Go Off the Grid

Everyone is super connected at all times it seems. If we aren’t on Facebook or Twitter we are watching videos online, chatting on Skype, or using our cell phones for texting. Although we are usually sitting down, this is all still work for the brain and it can be just as exhausting as running a marathon (well, exhausting to the brain at least!). For a quick recharge, try shutting off. Turn off your phone, the television, close the laptop. Some people go as far as shutting off their lights, lighting a candle, and just enjoying the glow. Going off the grid for 15 or 20 minutes, or turning everything off the first hour you get home and simply relaxing or focusing on something else, such as a book, some music, or watching the birds outside your window, can really refresh the mind and body!


3.  Feel Some Gratitude

It’s easy to let ourselves feel down when all we can see are the negative things in life. Who has the energy to do anything when you can’t see the good in it?  Make a list of all the things you have in life to be grateful for. Start by making a list of 10 items and then when you are feeling slow, add another 10. Read some of these things out loud and really feel how lucky you are. Because you are, you know.

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