All-day energy is the seemingly unattainable goal of mothers all across the country; a holy grail, if you will. Even if we pump ourselves full of coffee in the morning, it seems like that mid-afternoon crash is just inevitable! If you are sick and tired of the incessant fatigue that comes with having a child (or two!), then why not give the following tips a try?
Laugh out loud. Laughing encourages our brains to release endorphins. That flood of feel-good chemicals can help you feel alive and refreshed much longer than that sugary frappuccino! Laughing is also known to boost your immune system and decrease your risk of heart disease and depression, so listen to your favorite comedian while you are waiting in the carpool lane! Still don’t believe us?
Get moving. Step out of your mid-day slump by getting your body in motion! Hitting the gym, taking the kids for an afternoon at the park, and running those errands that have been adding up all week are just a couple ways you can get your blood pumping. Even if you only have time for a quick 7-minute total body cardio warm up, that’s plenty of time to get those endorphins flowing!
Stretch it out. Taking a couple minutes in the morning to practice your favorite yoga moves is a wonderful and gentle way to improve your circulation and shake off any lingering tension or stress. You can check out our favorite yoga stretches here, or if you are letting your lack of flexibility hold you back, we recommend that you try our top yoga moves for the inflexible!
Rehydrate. Studies have shown that one of the most common reasons people experience dwindling fatigue is because of dehydration. If you don’t have enough water in your system, then chances are there is not enough oxygen in your bloodstream. Try to keep your water intake up, and chug a glass of ice water whenever you need a boost.
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