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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Natural Ways To Energize in Autumn and Winter

Everyone is welcoming fall and winter with open arms. The crisp air, layered outfits… it’s all a positive change. The cooler days also come with fewer hours of sunlight, which means less time you spent outdoors and with that comes a lower energy level. Each year I really feel my energy level dropping when it gets colder, I think everyone feels it! But, there's something you can do about it, dear. Incorporate these little things into your everyday life and you'll naturally keep your energy level at its highest!

Hope you enjoy this post! If there's anything you think I should add, just let me know!

Love,
Lucia

Stretch

When you wake up in the morning, take a few minutes to let your mind and body adjust to being awake before you get out of bed. While breathing deeply, consciously stretch every muscle in your body, starting with your toes and working your way up until you reach the muscles in your face. I do it every single morning of my life and it really helps to energize!

Eat Breakfast

Many people don't eat breakfast because mornings are rushed, but oh my, it is the most important thing to start your day with! After fasting for multiple hours while we sleep, our bodies need plenty of nutrients in order to operate at their maximum potential. Just wake up a little earlier to make yourself a healthy breakfast. I start every day with two pieces of fruit and some muesli, all biological of course! Remember, a breakfast with loads of suger is not healthy. Normal serials for example, most often seem "healthy", but the majority contain ridiculous amounts of sugar, wrong fat and E-numbers, which are poisonous to your body.

Drink Water

Water is crucial for proper functioning of every system in our bodies, which are naturally made of up to 60% water! Dehydration is a big contributor to feeling fatigued, so make sure you’re getting enough water every single day. Start your day with one glass of water. During the night you loose a lot of water, you're basically dehydrated when you wake up. Drink at least 2 litre of water a day. I drink at least one litre of filtered water and one litre of organic herbal tea (green preferably) a day.

Get Sun

Although you may not have the urge to spend as much time outside when the weather cools down, it’s important to make sure you’re exposed to the sun every day, the many reasons why I'll explain in a next post. Have a 10 minutes walk in the sun and you're good to go!

Tap Your Thymus

The thymus is an organ in your immune system that is located at the center of your chest, below your collar bone. Tapping this area triggers the production of T-cells, increases energy, relieves stress, boots your immune system, and more. To do so, place your fingers in the center of your sternum and tap or thump for 15 to 20 seconds while breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. You will likely feel an immediate sense of calm after tapping your thymus, and doing so regularly can lead to a long-term increase in your immune system and energy level overall!

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2 comments:

  1. Wauw, ik doe het allemaal al behalve die laatste! Als is puntje twee meestal bij mij uit luiheid en het feit dat ik altijd te laat ga slapen, wat resulteert in té lang blijven liggen en me moeten haasten als een gek, haha! Als te gezond kan dat ook niet zijn, maar hé, ik doe m"n best ;) Interessante post!

    XO Imke

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  2. Hi amiga!!! How are you?
    How goes your Christmas parties? :)

    I love this post, It is very interesting and helpful!
    I never leave my home without breakfast! :)

    I hope you have a beautifl Christmas time!
    Kisses and hugs from Mexico :)

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Lots of Love,
Lucia Flores