Even the most dedicated of night owls sometimes need to be morning people, and wouldn’t it be lovely if instead of a battle of wills between you and your alarm clock, it came easily, naturally, and with a dose of wellness on the side?
Well, the good news is, it’s possible! Let’s look at five ways to wake up, stay alert, and change that morning routine with a natural energy boost.
First up, water
Water is our biggest need and the thirst for water exists in every cell of our bodies. In order for our muscles not to fatigue, our eyes to feel alert, and to prevent headaches and other draining signs of tiredness - we need water and lots of it.
Not only does a big glass of water first thing make us feel awake, it also shares all that lovely hydration with all of our cells. It helps with detoxing, cell turnover, and lovely dewy skin. Be sure to keep up your water intake all day long, aiming for around 8 - 10 glasses of the good stuff daily.
But don’t forget, B vitamins
B-vitamins are great for energy because they work to convert the food you eat into fuel. They’re needed to create new blood cells which move oxygen around the body, keeping things fresh and maintaining healthy skin and brain cells.
Have you ever seen a Hollywood star with a vitamin drip before a big event? That’s B-Vitamins. They help to put a pep in your step because almost every cell in your body uses B-12. When we’re deficient (and this doesn’t just apply to vegans), we get sleepy. If tiredness feels endless for you, chances are you’re in need of some B.
Get ready to Rhodiola
Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen and adaptogens help the body stay stable and effectively deal with stress. Need we say more? Probably not but we will anyway. Rhodiola supports energy levels long-term and bolsters your body’s ability to deal with stressors. When not supported, this can lead to burnout, worry, poor exercise performance, and lack of vitality. By enjoying Rhodiola Rosea, we work on that which causes us to be tired, instead of just papering over the cracks.
Move (and groove)
Sometimes energy begets energy so while it might sound weird to move when you’re tired, it’s actually essential. Like Elle Woods says “exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy”. It also helps you sleep better - improving heart health so all that lovely fresh oxygenated blood can circulate happily around your veins, optimising cognitive function.
Incorporating gentle exercises like yoga, morning calisthenics, and walks are just as good for us as a HIIT workout, a boogie in your underwear, or a run. Whatever you feel works best at the time – that's the right move.
Don’t panic, it’s Panax
Panax Ginseng is one of our favourite herbs. It has been shown to help support mental clarity, focus and thinking skills, and just 200mg of it gives an immediate energy boost which feels closer to that ‘just had a run’ feeling than the ‘climbing the walls’ feeling we can often get from too much coffee.
Ready for us to make life even easier? The three ingredients listed above are all found in the perfect amount in Eve’s Morning Person capsules. Taken with a large glass of water you’ll be bouncing on your toes before you even leave the house.
Designed to be a clean, natural, jitter-free burst of energy, you might just start looking forward to wake-ups instead of wishing them away.
Always read the label and use as directed. Supplementary to a balanced diet. Eve Wellness Limited Auckland.