Being a mom is HARD and your energy is constantly being depleted. We offer these easy tips for instant energy and improved metabolism in 5 minutes or less!
Drink A Glass Of Water
Water gives you instant energy by fighting fatigue, jump starting your metabolism, keeping you full and fending off dehydration. Drinking water is one the the easiest things you can do for energy, which is why we put it first on our list! When you feel a yawn coming on, fill up a glass and get to drinking.
Stretching improves circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body, giving you an instant boost. Stretching can also help you relax and release muscle tension, something most people could use more of! Need a guide? We love this stretches for pregnancy and postpartum.
Sometimes something as easy as paying attention to your breathe can make a big difference on how you feel throughout the day. Follow this a simple ONE MINUTE breathing exercise by Gaim for boosted energy and productivity during the day. Deep breathing has been shown to reduce your stress levels
Get Some Fresh Air
Stepping outside even for a minute changes your perspective, and fresh air is found to improve energy better than cup of coffee! Studies show that exercising in nature is more effective for physical and mental wellbeing than staying indoors, so take some time outside of your house and feel the sunlight on your face. You'll have an opportunity to burn some calories and get some vitamin D. We guarantee you'll feel better almost immediately!
It might seem counterintuitive to exercise when you're feeling tired, but a short workout that gets your heart rate up might be just what you need to feel more awake! Fitness Blender has a great 5 minute workout you can do anytime during the day. Getting your heart rate up even for a couple minutes a day goes a long way towards keeping your weight down and strengthening your body.
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The information contained in this article is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of your physician or licensed health care provider. You should consult your physician or licensed health care provider before engaging in any exercise activity described in this article to determine if it is right for your needs.