7 Tips For More Energy, Instantly!

7 Tips For More Energy, Instantly!

One thing I consistently hear from clients is they feel tired all the time. For some it’s waking up feeling groggy and taking a few hours (and a few coffees) before they reach full speed, for others it’s hitting the wall at 3pm and struggling all the way home from there. And some people spend all day feeling like they’re pushing the proverbial up-hill with a stick. And whilst there are many reasons why you might be feeling flat, drained and unmotivated – here are a few basic tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to put some bounce back in your step. #1 Eat a Power Breakfast Instead of heavy grains, bread or pastries, or the typical high-GI cereals that are so popular – opt for a protein and fat-rich option instead for more sustained energy. And for a quick, convenient week-day option you can’t beat a morning smoothie; it’s an ideal breakfast because it’s a breeze to prepare, easily digested and can be packed with healthy fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients! Whey protein is my preferred protein source, and coconut oil is a great source of healthy fats. The potential for flavour and nutrient combinations are endless but if you feel a bit stuck –  click here for some recipe inspiration. #2 Drink Water Feeling tired is often an early sign of dehydration; we’re similar to a car battery in that when we start to dry out, energy production falters. So think twice before you reach for a coffee or energy drink and try a tall glass of water instead. Have a bottle filled with H20 with you at all times (on your desk or...
Dissolve a Headache With Water

Dissolve a Headache With Water

Drinking Water may Dissolve a Headache Drinking water should be considered as a first line intervention for chronic headaches, researchers in Holland suggest. Their study compared two groups of patients with recurring headaches who consumed less than 2.5 litres of water per day. The researchers advised 52 patients to increase their water intake by 1.5 litres per day over three months, while 50 patients acted as a control group. All patients were issued advice on stress reduction and sleep improvement strategies, and tracked their water consumption, and experience of headaches in daily diaries. Almost half (47%) of the headache patients who increased their water intake reported much improvement compared to just a quarter of the control group, according to patient ratings of their self-perceived effect of treatment. Drinking more water also resulted in statistically significant improvement of 4.5 points on a Migraine Specific Quality Of Life (MSQOL) score, researchers report. However, drinking water had no effect on the frequency or duration of headaches. “Considering the observed positive subjective effects, it seems reasonable to recommend headache patients to try this non-invasive intervention for a short period of time to see whether they experience improvement,” say the researchers from the Department of General Practice at Maastricht University, writing in the journal Family Practice.   “The advice to increase the daily water intake could be a feasible first step intervention for patients with headache,” they say. [Source: 6...