the main reason you’re feeling so tired and four ways to get more energy.
Like woodland creatures, winter makes us want to hibernate. unlike woodland creatures, we can’t just crawl under a tree and sleep until the daffodils start popping out.
When the days get shorter, we are less likely to be in contact with our good old friend, Mr Sunshine and unfortunately this makes your brain produce more of a hormone called melatonin; which is the stuff that makes you so sleepy.
It’s pretty normal for us to slow down a bit in winter, but if you’re finding yourself running late because you couldn’t get out of bed and then nodding off on your commute home from work, then we really need to do something about your energy levels babe.
1. you are my sunshine
What you need is the D.
Vitamin D of course, you naughty thing. Whenever it’s a nice day, have a little stroll outside so absorb some of the vitamin D your body is craving. If you’re at work, then get away from your desk at lunchtime to go for a walk and make the most of your break. This kinda kills two birds with one stone because…
2. move it, move it
You should aim to do a little bit of exercise every day. As Elle Woods proudly proclaims, exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands or crawl under a duvet for all eternity. Even if it’s just a lunchtime stroll that you do, anything is better than slothing around feeling sorry for yourself.
3. stay away from coffee and sugar
Look, you don’t need to load your body up with sugar for energy babe, you’re sweet enough. The same goes for coffee, which gives you a burst of energy like sugar but then has you slumping into a tired heap immediately after. In the long run, both of these energy boosters will leave you feeling even more tired and drained. Not cool.
4. drink matcha
We realise telling you to stop drinking coffee when you’ve got to get up at 6.30am in the cold and the dark is a little bit unreasonable, but obviously we’ve got an alternative for you. yeah, you guessed it: matcha!
Matcha gives you a long-lasting energy boost that also has a calming effect on you due to the rare compound l-theanine which produces a sense of happiness and wellbeing. Here’s how matcha compares to coffee and other energy drinks:
When you drink a cup of matcha, you’ll feel awake and alert for a longer period of time and won’t have a sudden energy slump. Coffee on the other hand sends LOADS of caffeine round your bloodstream faster than Lewis Hamilton on a Formula 1 track race.
FYI; You’ll also burn out quicker than a race car tyre if you’re drinking coffee on the daily; so switch to matcha – we promise you’ll feel the difference.
Remember babe, get a full night’s sleep and don’t use your phone so much before you go to bed. The backlight fumbles with the quality of your zzz’s.
Love team matcha x
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