In this episode, Dr. Lisa reviews ten simple ways to give you an extra boost to prevent that afternoon slump. As the days are getting shorter, it can really help to be more conscious of how you start your day and go through your day to support your energy. 

  1. Start day with doing something you love – avoid checking email, social media, news first thing in the morning
  2. Stay hydrated –drink a glass of water upon waking, put pinch of sea salt in water or on breakfast/smoothie, carry water bottle, use Water Minder app
    1. ½ to 1 ounce water per pound you weigh
    2. 150lbs – 75 ounces
    3. 1L = approx 35 ounces – aim for over 2L at least
  3. Get out in daylight within the 1st 1-2 hours of waking or use light box
  4. End shower in 2-3 minutes cold water 
  5. Have protein with your breakfast
  6. Practice some breathing exercises – eg. breath of fire, easy box breathing, Calm or Insight Timer app
  7. Take a movement break
    1. dance to your favourite song
    2. get out for a walk around the block
    3. go up and down stairs
    4. stand up for a phone meeting
    5. walk during a meeting you just have to listen in on
  8. Smell some essential oils – eg. grapefruit, peppermint
  9. Take a short rest break – sit in silence and enjoy a cup of tea outside 
  10. Mid-day square of dark chocolate

Episodes to check out for reasons for low energy:

  • Sleep: Episode 73: Why Can’t I Sleep?
  • Iron: Episode 138: Top 5 Reasons Why You and Your Kids Need Iron
  • Thyroid: Episode 88: Exhausted, Gaining Weight and Forgetful – Is it Your Thyroid? (previously released as Episode 42)
  • Adrenal: Episode 137: Tired and wired? What you need to know about stress, cortisol and your adrenal glands!

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa loves mid-day squares of dark chocolate. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.