Tips to Combat Fatigue and Increase Energy… Naturally!

This month’s topic is of particular interest to me being that I am one of those crazy mommies who keeps insanely long hours {wait, isn’t that all of us?}, but mostly because I consistently succumb to the self-induced pressure of being the perfect “pinterest” mom, wife, homemaker, party planner etc.  Oh ya, did I mention my crazy idea to start a business with FOUR young children still at home as well?! Lord knows, I. AM. TIRED. And my guess is a lot of you all are too. So without much further ado, here is Part I of our vlog on “How to Combat Fatigue and Increase Energy … Naturally!”

I’ve written out the tips below because some of you out there may learn like I do.  In other words, written lists are a necessity. And quite frankly, I couldn’t help myself. {There’s that Type A showing through again.} Hope this helps!

Sleep Habits:

1. Try to get about 8 hours of sleep per night.

2. Turn off electronics ideally 2 hours but at least 30 minutes before bed.

3. Read to wind down before bed.

4. Turn off overhead lights and use lamps instead.

5. Deep breathing for 20 minutes before bed can increase serotonin levels by 300%.

6. Use chamomile in tincture form if you feel you need additional help. Drink chamomile tea for a milder effect or the essential oil for the strongest effect.

Food Habits:

1. Limit caffeine in the diet by drinking only 1-2 cups of organic tea or coffee before noon.

2. Only drink decaf coffee on occasion to avoid the chemicals produced during the decaffeinating process.

3. Keep blood sugar levels stable by eliminating simple carbohydrates such as soda, candy, cookies, cake, etc. as much as possible.

4. Eat a protein snack like eggs or turkey right before bed to help stabilize blood sugar through the night and get more peaceful continuous sleep.

5. Try to eat protein with vegetables and away from starch at each meal to optimize digestion and avoid that sluggish post-meal feeling. (Tip from The Dr. Brown Diet Handout- not in video).

Exercise Habits: (Tips to come in Part II of this vlog)

Check back for Part II coming soon!
Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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