As I sat down to write todays email I had to laugh... I'm sitting here wearing socks, tracky pants and a jumper.
Something quite unheard of in Darwin, apart from 2 weeks of the year where we experience temperates as low as 13 degrees (it's normally 30+ degrees on average).
We all experience different levels of "cold" during winter, depending on where we live around Australia or the world.
Something that many of us experience during the winter season is feeling more tired, mostly because we tend to hibernate and eat more comfort foods.
This is why I wanted to share with you 3 things you can do this week to boost your energy levels, especially during the winter months.
1. Add more Leafy Greens to your Dinners
This includes adding greens such as spinach, bok choy, kale, parsley, collard greens to your soups, stews, curries and sauces.
These greens are high in chlorophyll which have an energy boosting effect plus assist with reducing inflammation, neutralising toxins, weight loss and boosting red blood cells.
2. Move your Body
More your body each day for at least 20 minutes including going for walk, run or playing a team sport.
Regular exercise assists with increasing energy levels, improving heart & blood vessel health, improving circulation, losing weight, reducing stress and anxiety, assisting with sleep, strengthening and toning muscles and bones.
3. Increase Fluids
Sometimes it can be a struggle to drink water when its cold so try having lemon in hot water in the mornings (great way to hydrate the body & neutralise acids first thing in the morning), having herbals teas i.e. peppermint, camomile, green tea or a miso soup as a snack which is good source of protein!
Water is involved in almost every function such as: circulation, digestion, absorption and elimination of waste and as a result it helps with boosting your energy levels.
Give these 3 tips a try this week to see an increase in your energy levels!