“I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time” or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional but often there are simple lifestyle changes that we can make to revive our energy. This week we start with a refresher of 7 basics of how to improve your energy to enjoy your summer.
#1. Stay Hydrated: Dr. Andrew Weil, bestselling author and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, calls water “the essential nutrient”. A well-watered garden yields beautiful flowers and plants. A well-watered body supports good energy levels, healthy cells and efficient detox. When we look at what many people drink in a day, coffee and caffeinated beverages are a large part. In fact, Caffeine is dehydrating and our focus should be on consuming filtered water and herbal teas. Find ways to swap out your caffeine and add more water to your day. This is the first step in improving our energy naturally.
Simply Easy Tip:
Add Herbal tea bag(s) to a bottle or pitcher of cold water for a refreshing simple and quick way to enhance the flavor.
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Simply Delicious: Lemon, Ginger & Basil Iced Tea
5 ginger coins
3/4 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
3 tbsp honey
9 cups boiling water
Cut the lemons in half and juice the lemons into a large pitcher, catching any seeds. Add the lemon halves into the pitcher, along with the ginger coins and basil. Pour boiling water into the pitcher and stir in the honey. Allow to steep until cool, and then remove the ginger, basil, and lemon halves. Serve with ice.