Don’t Like Coffee or Energy Drinks? Here Some Natural Ways to Boost Energy

Natural Energy BoostersThe typical response to feeling tired or lethargic is usually one of the following: reach for a coffee or energy drink or sit down and relax. Of course, none of those things will do much for your overall energy levels, and they could lead to potential health risks and complications.

If you need a brief pick-me-up or an overall boost in energy levels, the natural method is best. It involves getting more sleep, identifying and coping with stressors, being more active, and knowing how to make the proper food choices. Doing those things can lead to more energy at any age and provide some sustainability for you to get out and enjoy yourself.


Better sleep: If you’re not sleeping well, it’s impossible for your brain and body to fully recharge. Getting a good night’s sleep sets your day up and gives you the energy you need to live your best life. Practice good sleep hygiene by avoiding stimulation too close to bed, which includes looking at bright screens, eating, arguing, or being active. Also, makes sure your bedroom is dark and comfortable.

Stress management: If you’re regularly under stress, it can suck away your energy. A little bit of stress from time to time can offer adrenaline, but too much has the opposite effect. Dealing with stressors head on, using meditation or mindfulness, and exercising can all help deal with stress to increase energy levels.

Increasing activity: It might sound counterintuitive but spending too much time sitting can zap your energy, and getting active can stimulate energy levels. So, next time you’re feeling fatigued, strap on your sneakers and go for a walk or bike ride. It can be as effective as a cup of coffee and lead to more long-term increases in energy.

Eating right: Some food can promote energy, while others can suck it from your system in a moment. For example, refined carbohydrates might be described as “high energy” and provide a quick pick me up, but what about 30 minutes later when you come down? Chocolate bars, muffins, and other sugary snacks are no good for energy levels. On the other hand, whole grains or “complex carbs” can release energy slowly so blood sugar stays stable and you’re able to go for longer without the crash.

Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.