Feeling like you need some energy? Put away that coffee and read on!
These days, due to stress, heavy workloads and rushed lives, we would give just about anything for a bit of energy. Our options for a quick fix are usually chemical-laden energy drinks or some strong coffee. These types of energy surges don’t last long though. Before you know it you are worse off than when you started. Not to mention that they put a huge amount of strain on your kidneys and leave behind a trail of toxins. Not good at all!
Rather try these oh-so-good for you, natural energy boosters:
Light the way.
Light is nature’s way of telling your internal clock that it’s time to start the day. Leave the shades open or flip a light switch in the morning. Simulated sunlight will wake you up to stimulate natural energy.
Put a Jump in your step and hop out of bed.
Resist the urge to hit the “snooze” button—those extra minutes of sleep will just leave you groggy later. You’re much better off getting out of bed when you first wake up, accessing your energy faster.
Shake that body.
And once you’re up, do some breathing exercises, morning yoga, or put on your favorite tunes and hop to the beat. Just a quick 3 minutes should get your blood pumping.
Eat Yummy Coconut.
The triglycerides in coconut oil are a fast-acting energy source that your body can use more quickly than coffee. You will also not feel a crash and burn sensation, as with caffeine.
Have a protein rich breakfast.
A protein-packed a.m. meal helps your brain cells function properly. Think egg on whole wheat toast or a yogurt and almond smoothie. Choose healthy carbohydrates for a natural energy boost. Did you know that refined carbohydrates make you feel tired?
Avoid the midnight buffet.
Eating a heavy meal right before bed can leave you with a “food hangover” the next morning. If you’re itching for a late-night bite, keep it light and under 150 calories so you won’t feel bloated and tired in the a.m.
Chug down that bottle of water.
Skimping on H20 can leave you feeling drowsy. Start the day by guzzling a good 500ml, 30 minutes before breakfast. This will boost your metabolism and digestive function.
Sleep more every day.
The only way to make up for lost sleep is with more sleep. Go to bed 45minutes earlier. Monday to Friday, which adds up to four hours of extra sleep for the week.
Get your Cup on!
Cupping massage gets your fluids moving and start the detox process. It will also relax knots and spasms, that may be wearing you down. Just 8 minutes per day will do the trick! Pair up your cupping session with the Circflow Genie massage oil! This formula is packed with natural energy boosters to put the skip back in your step.
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Ask any Physiotherapist what oil they prefer to massage and treat their patients with and at least 90% of them will say Arnica oil! Arnica or more typically known as Arnica Montana, has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal treatment all over the world.
Its’ uses and effects are incomparable to any other oil, and is a must for any first aid kit. These is some confusion though as to how you can use this wonderful oil, and we would like to clear that up for you.
Arnica oil should never be used as an undiluted essential oil on the skin and although it also has amazing effects on acne, it shouldn’t be used on open or cracked skin. A study performed in 2007 found that the homeopathic form of Arnica has a beneficial effect on muscle soreness for marathon runners and is also a great preventative and treatment measure for DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness.
The Bellabaci Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie, one of our luscious lotions which turns into a deep treatment oil on application, contains an effective homeopathic form of Arnica as well as a carrier oil form, to double up on your recuperation time and stimulate even faster repair. Having the correct form of Arnica, as found in our Genie, also protects you from receiving incorrect dosages and increasing your risk of developing contact dermatitis or eczema, like they say, leave it to the professionals and our medical research team have made sure that you are taken care of, to restore a perfect and pain-free body.
More benefits of Arnica Oil:
- Treat Sprains, spasms and strains
- Soothes Muscle aches
- Reduces swelling and inflammation especially where there are fractures
- Great effects on rheumatic pain and further studies are indicating that it also brings relief to those suffering from osteoarthritis when used topically.
- Relief from insect bites, especially to those who develop excessive bruising and swelling from allergic activity
- Positive effect on Acne, although it shouldn’t be applied directly to open or broken skin
- May promote hair growth due to the increase in blood circulation to the follicle cells.
For increased benefits, use your Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie with our famous Bellabaci Body Cups, our hand-squeezed vacuum suction cups based on the treatment successes of Ancient Chinese Cupping. The cups allow you to treat yourself up to 4 inches deep into the body, and brings relief to the most painful conditions. The Aches and Pains Get Lost Kit has everything you need for a healthy and pain-free body!
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