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Five Ways to Kick the Caffeine – Naturally!

Can’t face the day until you’ve had your fix of caffeine?

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Are your afternoons spent fighting the ‘3pm slump’? Do you lie awake at night unable to drop off, then wake up feeling exhausted?
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Are your afternoons spent fighting the ‘3pm slump’? Do you lie awake at night unable to drop off, then wake up feeling exhausted?

Time to get some energy back!

We all have energy slumps every now and then. Most of us deal with it by zapping ourselves with caffeine. Unfortunately, this can actually do more harm to your body than good. Caffeine may make you feel better at first, but it can also wreak havoc on your adrenal glands. Caffeine stimulates the body’s production of adrenaline and cortisol, which sends us into ‘fight or flight’ mode. In the short-term, this can make us feel alert and wired. Long term, however, it can lead to adrenal fatigue and burnout.

Fortunately, there are loads of ways to boost your energy levels naturally. Here are five of the best!

1. Get Some Exercise

If you’re lacking energy, exercising is probably the last thing on your mind. So, you may be surprised to know that a quick walk or jog is just what the doctor ordered. Studies have shown that just a single bout of exercise can increase energy levels, making you feel more energetic and more productive. Break out those running shoes!

2. Eat the Right Foods

No doubt you’ve heard “you are what you eat”. Boring as it may sound, it’s absolutely true. If you stuff yourself with sugary, fatty, processed rubbish that contain no nutritional value, you’ll feel like rubbish too! But if you fill your day with energy-packed foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, grains and lean meats, you’ll be running merrily on natural fuel.

3. Take Time to De-Stress

Stress can really sap your energy, making you feel sad and low. While there’s no real way to completely avoid stress, it is possible to minimize its effects on the body and mind. Put aside some time each day to relax and do something you enjoy doing – for example, reading a book, going for a walk or meditating. You’ll feel renewed and more capable of handling any stress that comes your way.

4. Get Plenty of Sleep

It goes without saying that rest is one of the most important factors in maintaining your energy levels. Like your smartphone, your body needs at least 6-8 hours’ sleep a night to “recharge”. Set yourself a bedtime and stick to it. Try relaxation exercises such as deep breathing to help yourself nod off. And remember – the more caffeine you drink during the day, the harder it’ll be to get to sleep.

5.Get a B12 Energy Patch

When all else fails, the PatchMD B12 Energy Patch is the fastest way to naturally boost your energy levels. The B-vitamins in the B12 Energy Patch are essential for numerous bodily functions, such as energy production, carbohydrate metabolism and the making of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is especially important for keeping up stamina, supporting a healthy mood and helping the body to cope with stress.

However, it’s difficult to get enough B-vitamins from food or pill-based supplements due to the way they are broken down in the digestive system. That’s why the B12 Energy Patch is so great – it’s designed to be worn on the skin, so it can deliver nutrients directly into the bloodstream. The unique time-release technology of the B12 Energy Patch allows the body to absorb the vitamins it needs, when it needs them. In fact, studies have shown that absorption of B-vitamins from the B12 Energy Patch is 10x higher than that from pills or capsules. It’s the easiest way to keep your motor running – all day!

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