Being a mom is an experience like no other! Sleepless nights, busy days, and caring for others can leave many of us looking for more energy.
So let’s talk about natural ways to boost your energy!
20 minutes of daily exercise has enormous benefits for your energy levels whether it's a gentle walk or a high intensity workout. Prioritize movement and connection with your body.
Hack your body’s natural chemistry with a daily dose of sunshine. Take that daily walk outside, and if it’s too cold at least open up the shades and soak in the rays that you can!
The fuel you give your body will dictate the energy level you can have. Fast food, heavily processed foods, and refined sugars will give you a quick burst of energy but burn out quickly and leave you needing more. Lean proteins and plant-based foods supply long lasting clean energy to fuel your day. Fiber especially helps stabilize your blood sugar and provides energy for hours after you eat it.
As a mom you don’t have the luxury of your sleep only being about your own sleep habits, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t optimize what you can! Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep nightly when you can, and prioritize quality sleep whenever possible. Make your sleep space a relaxing, dark, quiet place. Try to avoid screens for one hour before bedtime and don’t take that phone to bed with you! Read a book and try some lavender spray or essential oils to help relax you before bed.
- The most common energy supplement today is caffeine. I recommend no more than 1-2 cups of coffee or tea daily, and no caffeine after 10AM. Try to limit the sugar added to these drinks and don’t go overboard with the amount of caffeine you have. Your body can become dependent, and caffeine withdrawal is real!
- Vitamin D deficiency is really common in Colorado! Daily sunshine can help boost your levels, but many of us feel better with increased dietary Vitamin D or a daily supplement.
- A melatonin supplement can help signal your body that it’s time to wind down at night to improve your sleep.
- Magnesium is one of my favorite supplements. It can improve your energy levels, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, ease constipation, and reduce headaches!
Have more questions, or concerns about your energy levels? Talk to your doctor! And if you are looking for a doctor with no time crunched appointments, a personal relationship with their patients, and the convenience of direct access, then check out Strive Direct Health!