July 22, 2013
Looking as good as you feel is important for most women - especially with age. While using anti-aging beauty products can help keep wrinkles, crow's feet and age spots at bay, there isn't a bottle or magic potion that will help you feel more energetic. However, there are other tips and tricks that can take you from deflated to glowing in a flash.
Boost your morning routine
If you feel tired long after your alarm goes off each morning, it might be time to switch up your routine and ditch these negative vibes for good. According to Real Simple magazine, a great way to begin each day is to set aside about two minutes in bed to concentrate on your breathing. Exhaling is one easy way to help remove toxins from your body, Jim Karas, co-author of "The 7-Day Energy Surge," told the magazine. Doing so will not only help you feel better, but can ensure your body run smoother and more efficiently as a whole.
On the same note, surrounding yourself with fresh citrus scents like oranges or lemons can also play a role in how energetic you feel. Add a slice or two of lemon or orange to your morning glass of water to help wake up your body and your mind in a flash.
If drinking that's not your cup of tea, you could also gain the benefits of these fragrances by picking up luxury spa products with citrus ingredients. Bliss products like Bliss Big Lemon + Sage Body Bar might be the best of both worlds, as it's bursting with citrus scents and is made with exfoliating loofah bits and massaging nubs to stimulate and wake up your body during your morning scrub session.
CNN reports food is another player when it comes to keeping energy levels up. The pros recommend consuming plenty of water, eating breakfast and choosing to snack healthy - think fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts - to live well and stay energized.
Jam to upbeat music at work
More employees than ever enjoy popping on their headphones to block out background noise - e.g. a coworker's annoying cackle - but when it comes to music, not all genres are the same. If your goal is receiving an energy boost, then songs that make you move and get excited are a must. Sue Molnar, a SoulCycle instructor, shared a few songs that help get her pumped with Real Simple.
Listening to tracks like "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)," by The Jacksons, "That's Not My Name," by the Ting Tings and "Unwritten" (Johnny Vicious Club Mix), by Natasha Bedingfield, might boost your energy levels in a flash.