Ways to Boost Energy—Without Coffee March 01, 2017 11:48

Skip the quick fix that a cup of coffee might give and try any of these alternative trick to energize your day.

If daylight savings time has you feeling like a zombie (minus the whole lust for brains thing—we hope), you'll want to pry open your heavy eyelids long enough to read this. While a cup of Joe may have hit the spot this morning, chances are it'll be time to call in for reinforcements by the time the afternoon rolls around.

Reach for protein

Snack on something at least 10 grams of protein to produce a steady rise in blood sugar and energy levels, counteracting a post-carb crash.

Protien

Swig cold water

Cold triggers the stimulating hormone adrenaline which helps your heart pump stronger, boosting blood flow to your brain. Additionally, drinking water revives shriveled cells after hours of sleep-induced dehydration, which is known to cause tiredness.

Water

Sip green tea

Where overdosing on coffee may make you jittery, green tea has just enough caffeine to boost production of the hormone adrenocorticotropin, which triggers the release of cortisol. It also contains EGCG, a flavonoid that promotes focus and calmness. Drink a glass about 90 minutes before you need it to kick in, experts say.

Green Tea

Stretch

Awaken your muscles and your brain with re-energizing office stretches.

stretching at desk