5 Natural Tips to Help Maintain Energy and Wellness
The go-to supplement for energy is caffeine. But is there something better—and healthier—we can do to feel more energized?
Energy—something that is all too fleeting these days. With busier lives comes a long list of to-dos. If you’ve been feeling more sluggish and sleepy lately, we have 5 tips to help you naturally maintain energy and overall wellness.
1. Get More High-Quality Sleep (with full-spectrum CBD)
When it comes to sleep, it’s more about quality than quantity.
Quality sleep considers how long it takes for you to fall asleep, how often (and easily) you wake up during the night, how hard it is to fall back asleep, and how refreshed you feel in the morning.
And since the start of the pandemic, people have been struggling with their quality of sleep—with the hashtag #cantsleep regularly trending on Twitter.
A new study conducted by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI in the UK found that nearly two-thirds (63%) of participants said their sleep has been worse since the lockdown was announced on March 23rd, 2020.
Yes, high-quality sleep is becoming harder to achieve, but there is a simple fix on the horizon...
LIONES CBD Oil for Sleep—specifically curated for those experiencing disturbed or less sleep—is the perfect natural supplement to have by your bedside.
Who knew that full-spectrum CBD oil was the thing to finally gift you with the sleep you’ve been dreaming of?
In one study conducted from 2016 to 2018, cannabis was used to treat 409 patients with insomnia. Their symptoms at the beginning of the study were rated at a 6.6, and after the use of cannabis, it decreased all the way down to 2.2. That’s quite a difference.
Here’s how to incorporate full-spectrum CBD into your nightly ritual: About thirty minutes before bed, put your desired dose of drops under your tongue and hold for at least 60 seconds. This allows the CBD to more efficiently absorb into your bloodstream through the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) under your tongue. Now all that’s left to do is relax, read a book, and doze off to dreamland.
2. Drink More Water
You’ve probably heard it before—that your body weight ranges from 75% water in infancy to 55% water in elderly persons.
With that being said, are you drinking enough water to maintain your energy levels?
Well, it depends on where you live, what conditions you’re living under, how much activity you get in a day, and other factors like what types of foods you’re eating.
Water consumption can be anywhere from 2 liters per day to as much as 10 liters per day if you’re in a hot climate and/or performing strenuous activities.
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a healthy intake of water is 1.6 liters for women and 2.0 liters for men per day.
3. Ditch the Added Sugar
It’s added to nearly everything. So much so that Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Finland rank in the top 10 countries to consume the most sugar—with Germany leading the European countries with their daily consumption of sugar being a whopping 102.9 grams per person.
When it comes to eliminating sugar from your diet, it will take time (and a bit of willpower!).
During your first week of cutting sugar out, add more fruits to your diet—like strawberries, banana, or pineapple. This will help curb those cravings so you can more easily stick to a sugar-free diet.
Then, week by week, reduce the amount of fruit you’re eating—with the end goal being 400 grams of fruits and vegetables daily, as recommended by the World Health Organization (this equates to roughly 5 servings).
4. Breathe Intentionally
Our breath is what keeps us alive, yet it doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
Breathwork is a therapeutic and energizing technique that has been around for thousands of years and has been making its grand return in our modern-day society.
Ancient yogic teachings call this conscious form of breathing Pranayama. “Prana” in Sanskrit means life energy and “yama” means control.
One of the plus-sides of deep breathing is that the physical benefits are often immediate. Breathing deeply creates a sense of calm by activating your parasympathetic nervous system, which slows down your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure.
Focusing your energy on pranayama will decrease stress and blood pressure, increase mindfulness, and improve sleep quality, lung function, and cognitive performance—all of which upgrade your overall energy and wellness.
5. Get Moving
Exercise to gain energy? It sounds counterintuitive, but we have the science to back it up…
In a 2006 randomized controlled study with 70 participants, 90% of the studies showed that sedentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported improved fatigue compared to groups that did not exercise.
So, the next time you want to reach for a sports drink, energy bar, or a cup of coffee, get moving instead. It’ll have the same (if not better) effect on your energy levels.
Oh, and did we mention our CBD Oil for Sport? It’s just the thing to keep you moving and grooving through the muscle pain or soreness that comes from a workout.
The Bottom Line
There are better, healthier, more effective ways to maintain your energy and live well.
No need to keep reaching for the coffee pot.
Our advice? Start by focusing on just one of these tips at a time. Be intentional with that one thing, and you’ll begin to feel your body work for you rather than against you (like it does when you pump it full of sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, with little movement, sleep, water, or intentional breath).
|O L|ONES Team