by Caterina Vaticano, Owner, Happy Life Snacks
Optimal wellness is the key to unlock the inner champion we’re all meant to be, but how do we do that when we’re sluggish and trying to keep up with our unsurmountable responsibilities?
Fatigue zaps our energy, one of our most precious life commodities. If your energy and sharpness can use improvement, stick to some tried and true basics. Let’s get the pep back into our lives without investing into fad diets or without feeling badly that we’re not in optimal condition.
Here’s how to radically optimize your energy:
“But I hate the taste of plain water.”
Making sure we’re adequately hydrated can make a massive difference in how we feel. I said “massive.” This really needs to sink in.
Water is essential to our overall health. Water enhances our physical performance and boosts mental clarity and energy.
Do you know our bodies stop working optimally when we’re dehydrated? Dehydration makes us feel sluggish and even moody. It affects our memory and muscles.
Dehydration and poor sleep are linked. Dehydration can cause muscle spasms and disrupt our sleep cycle. It even dries out our nasal passages, resulting in snoring. It trashes our sleep and negatively impacts our lifeforce.
Here’s a recipe and some tips for you to incorporate energizing, tasty and healthy ingredients into your water.
DIY Electrolyte Water
1/2 cup Fresh orange juice
1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
2 cups Water (filtered or raw coconut water)
2 tbs Organic raw honey
1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
Mix together and voila!
Secret note: Add a pinch of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt to your water. This recipe contains sodium; however provides minerals, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Pack a Punch into your Water
Mint and cucumber
Watermelon and basil. You’ll get electrolytes, amino acids (reduces muscle soreness), vitamins A and C, and potassium, to name a few.
Lime and cherry
Raspberry and grapefruit
Muddle fruits a tad for the best results
Staying hydrated isn’t the only thing that keeps us energized. However, let’s start with basics, one small step at a time.
Remember, our wellness is a journey. Perfection is impossible, but small steps are not. You’ll see changes over time. Enjoy and live well.