In celebration of our St Remio nutraceutical Nespresso* tea range, we’re exploring one tea benefit each week to delve a little deeper into your understanding of your body and what can benefit it!
We’re always running around and pushing our limits. We wake up tired or we end the day depleted! In celebration on the St Remio nutraceutical Nespresso* tea range, we explore the idea of ‘Vitality’ and give you some tips to get that Energy boost you need.
- Better quality sleep
Tossing and turning during a night’s sleep definitely reduces productivity and energy levels the next day. While you sleep, your body restores its energy levels by clearing Adenosine, a by-product of cell activity that builds up during the day and is one of the reasons we have the perception of being tired. Try sticking to a consistent sleep schedule, including weekends, that sees you waking up and putting yourself to sleep at the same times each day. Eliminating caffeine after 3pm will also help to reduce your exhaustion, as it can stay in your system for up to 12 hours and interrupt your sleep cycle.
- Herbal tea
Caffeine isn’t the only way to get your energy boost throughout the day, and at times, warm milk can actually have the effect of weighing you down rather than boosting you up! An all-natural alternative is the St Remio Vitality Tea, with ingredients such as Maté, relieving mental and physical fatigue, Seedless Rosehip, a plant high in Vitamin C, Ginseng Root, helping to improve fatigue, and Guarana seeds, which help to assist with mental performance and alertness.
- Reduce carb consumption
Ever noticed you need a quick siesta after you eat a big bowl of pasta around lunchtime? This is because foods that are high in simple carbohydrates (think sugary drinks, cookies, bread and pasta) can often leave you feeling sluggish, as they provide a quick peak of energy and a crash shortly afterwards, as your blood sugar spikes and then drops. Avoid this by sticking to whole-grain foods and nuts, legumes, sweet potatoes and brown rice, which all have carbohydrates that will supply a steady supply of energy to your body rather than a quick fix and hard crash.
- Daily exercise
With low energy levels, the last thing you would think could help would be slogging away at the gym. Surprisingly, it is actually incorporating regular exercise into your routine that can be a large help when it comes to boosting your energy levels. Burning calories and getting your body moving increases blood flow and sends oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells, helping your heart and lungs work more efficiently to boost energy levels.
This doesn’t mean you need to run a three day marathon, it can be as simple as moderate level exercise that gets you up and moving for the rest of the day!