Find out Coach Emily's three energy-boosting tips to start your day full of vitality and ready to tackle anything that might come your way.
Having steady energy levels is a result of many factors, including our diet, getting enough rest and sleep, our ability to manage stress, and even our gut health. In Functional Medicine, Energy is one of the seven systems, which only confirms that many organs and interrelated bodily processes are involved in our production of energy in the mitochondria of the cells, including the heart, the brain, the intestine, and others.
For the same reason, when all your body systems are in balance, and not taking up too many resources from other systems, you are able to sustain energy levels better. Our 21-day cleanse Clean 21 is a great example of how when you balance your microbiome and support detoxification, your energy increases.
In the video below, Coach Emily shares her favorite tips to start your day full of energy:
1. Get tons of vitamins & minerals in the morning.
Clean has many supplements that can help with this, but our Revive greens superfoods powder is a great option since it's full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will boost your vitality and support your immune function. You can drink it alone in a glass of water or as an addition to smoothies.
2. Try dry brushing to wake up your skin and get your lymphatic system moving
Dry brushing has been around for centuries, particularly in Ayurvedic medicine as a health-promoting practice. Some of it's most widely-known benefits include opening up pores to exfoliate the skin, enhancing detoxification, stimulating the lymphatic system, and increasing circulation.
Since dry brushing stimulates the nerve endings in the skin, many people report that it is invigorating, it increases their energy, and helps wake them up.
3. Alternate hot & cold temperatures in the shower
Living in the modern world has created much comfort in our lives. Most of it is great and it helps us be productive and safe. But temperature-wise, our bodies and mitochondria (the energy combustion engine in our cells) would benefit from having to regulate our own temperature—that is, sweating or freezing.
Being exposed to the heat and the cold can support our blood circulation. Plus, cold water is known to burn brown fat and reduce inflammation in the body. If you decide to do cold water immersion, the benefits are even more expansive. Research has shown that it can lead to a 250% increase in dopamine, one of the key neurotransmitters that affect mood.
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