Arbonne Regional Vice President and qualified aesthetic nurse specialist who runs her The Green Room in Bournemouth, Sarah Green, has shared with us her tips to put the spring (or summer) back in your step and help you brain fire with full capacity!
Start your day right!
Snoozing your alarm and rushing out the door in the morning, skipping breakfast and grabbing a coffee and pastry on the go, will cause a huge spike in cortisol and blood sugar which will lead to a drastic drop the other side. Instead try leaving your alarm on the other side of your room so you are forced to leave your cosy haven (I know, it may be hard) and make a power packed smoothie for breakfast that will fuel your mind and body right through to lunchtime. Sarah’s morning smoothies consist of Arbonne’s vegan Protein Powder, Avocado, Almond Milk, Cacao powder, Coconut oil, Cacao nibs and some Peppermint extract blended with ice – literally a mint choc chip ice cream!
Move your body!
Especially first thing in the morning. You don’t have to do a full blown workout but just adding movement into your body through going for a short walk, doing some yoga and stretching or even just jumping on a rebounder can increase morning cortisol that is one of your get up and go hormones!
Take a cold shower!
Ok, ok, hear us out! This may be the last thing you want to hear during the winter months but Sarah promises, you will feel AMAZING! And it’s true! The change from hot to cold gets circulation moving and has so many health benefits. It can also help to regulate cortisol that is vital for energy! You don’t need to do an entire ice bath, but just doing a 30 second blast and then turning back to warm twice will do wonders.
Seek caffeine alternatives!
Caffeine can leave you jittery and anxious, whereas the Arbonne Energy Fizz Sticks are little gems packed with B Vitamins that help with energy metabolism, Ginseng that is a natural stimulator and helps with healthy cortisol levels, green tea extract that is a high quality source of natural caffeine and loaded with antioxidants as well as guarana that can improve focus and energy. Utilise plant power!
When your body is dehydrated it cannot function sufficiently. Up to 60% of the human body is made of water so this explains why when you are dehydrated your body doesn’t work properly. Mild dehydration can cause lethargy and tiredness so reach for the H20 and see your energy levels soar!
Unplug from your technology at night!
The problem is that technical devices like laptops and phones emit blue light that stops the production of our sleep hormone melatonin. All that blue light has stimulated our brains, so give yourself a technology curfew! NO late night insta scrolling one hour before bed (invest in a book, or stare at the ceiling, who knows?!)
It sounds easy but how often do you actually take a full breath right into your lungs and belly? Even just five minutes of full belly breathing can invigorate the body so much from getting more oxygen into your blood which will give every organ and cell more energy. So sit back, relax, and breathe… it’s that simple!
So there you have it, 7 easy changes to make to your daily routine to stimulate your body and brain without the jitters! Thanks to Sarah Green, you can find her at www.thegreenroomuk.co.uk
For the perfect morning smoothie shakes and caffeine-free fizz sticks, visit www.arbonne.com