I have been dragging through much of the winter, probably because of Seasonal Affective Disorder. I slug along during the cold dark months of November, December, and January and then I start to perk up again in late February and March. A friend of mine and I were discussing energy drinks the other day. I have never been a fan of the actual, canned drinks like Rockstar or Red Bull types of things; I worry about what's in them to give such a drastic energy boost. But what about things like coffee? Or vitamins containing lots of B's that are supposed to help with energy? Do you think those are safe and effective? How about things like green tea that are supposed to help?
I think we all have days when we feel tired and lack the energy to get through a day. What do you do with that? Do you think it is better to take it as a sign from your body, and rest? Get some more sleep? Take some vitamins or eat some fresh healthy produce? Or do you fight through it somehow with extra cups of coffee or other caffeinated drinks? I've been reading that too much caffeine can lead to adrenal fatigue. Is it better to fight through the tiredness? Does exercise help boost your energy?
My solution has been: get more sunshine, MOVE, eat things that make me feel lighter and not heavier, and yes, I do have that extra cup of coffee sometimes to help me make it through. I also take Sublingual B-12 daily and sometimes I have an Emergen-C Drink or a teaspoon of raw local honey for a boost.
What do you do when you need extra energy?
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