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4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels this Winter

We've just moved into the dry season here in Darwin where are starting to have much cooler mornings.

Darwin is typically known for its endless summer weather but there is about a month or two this time of year where the temperature drops down enough to need a jumper for a few hours in the morning.

Everywhere else in Australia and New Zealand is moving into winter which is typically a time where we start to feel more tired and lethargic, mostly because we tend to hibernate and eat more comfort foods.

This is why I wanted to share with you 4 things you can do this week to boost your energy levels, especially during the winter months.

Lets get into them!

1. Add more Leafy Greens to your Lunches & 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 30 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. Swop Unhealthy Treats for Healthier Treats

When you're cold and tired it's easy to reach for those not so healthy treats like a hot chocolate, hot chips, pastries, cakes etc... however, even though they may give you a quick boost in energy they actually cause you to feel more tired and cause weight gain.

Instead, swop these unhealthy treats for healthier treats such as: protein ball, home-made muesli bar, nut butter with apple, cup of lentil soup, plain popcorn etc...

4. 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 energy boosting tips a try this week, you'll be surprised at how much of a difference it can make to your energy levels.

And, if you'd like some help with losing weight (without dieting), improving your relationship with food, or managing a disease/condition in a way that's simple, easy and sustainable....

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