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How to BOOST your energy when you are a busy mum with 6 easy steps

Being a mum is pretty tiring so it’s tempting to reach for the iPad or a coffee to wake you up.

However, there are healthier alternatives! Next time you are feeling tired at the end of a long night or day, try one of the below 6 energy boosters instead!

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How to BOOST your energy when you are a busy mum

1. Ditch the technology

After a long day it’s not uncommon to want to grab the iPad and binge on your favourite Netflix show. While physical rest is imperative for relaxation and recovery, technology may have less stress-reducing effects than we may think.

Turning off the gadgets, spending some time in nature or simply opening the curtains to let some light in can relax the brain rather than stimulate it and help to rejuvenate the mind, restore focus and improve energy levels.

2. Turn it up

Research shows uplifting music can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and increase feel-good hormones which in turn increases energy.

Recent studies also show that people who listen to restful music before bed actually sleep better and show less signs of stress in daily life.

3. Sip on energy boosting Super Greens

Tiredness BE GONE. Super Greens, come at me!

Specifically designed for busy mums, the Healthy Mummy Energy Boosting SUPER GREENS Powder vitamin supplement is here to help boost your energy and support your immune system.

The Healthy Mummy Super Greens contain more IRON than 12 cups of spinach, 56 x more Vitamin B12 than a beef steak and the calcium equivalent to one litre of milk.

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The Healthy Mummy Super Greens contain more IRON than 12 cups of spinach, 56 x more Vitamin B12 than a beef steak and the calcium equivalent to one litre of milk.

Learn MORE about the Energy Boosting Super Greens here.

4. Think positive

Ever noticed that happy people tend to have more energy? Simply choosing better-feeling thoughts toward yourself, your body and your life, can have a positive effect on energy levels.

Fill your body with fresh air by taking 5 deep breaths to reset your nervous system and then think of 5 things you are grateful for in everyday life. You may be surprised how quickly your body responds with a boost of positive energy.

5. Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is great not just for your body, but your mind too. When your cells are dehydrated they shrink and even brain cells find it more difficult to function well.

When you are out and about in the heat of the day, make sure you water your brain cells regularly so you can stay on top of your game and feeling good.

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6. Move it

Science shows that people who are physically active feel more energetic than more sedentary people. The body is designed to move and flush out toxins, so by getting up and moving, you’ll wake up sluggish or inactive areas. If you are sitting in a chair, try rolling your feet forward and backward from your heels to your toes or take your arms up overhead to increase blood flow.

Begin moving your body in new ways outside of your workout time. Shake it, wiggle it, step up the pace. Keeping your circulation moving will help the cells to work at their optimum, stimulate neurotransmitters and increase energy.

If you’re feeling drained after a long day, exhausted after a night on little sleep or simply just not feeling your best, turn to these simple at-home strategies for an all-natural energy boost.

LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY?

Another great way to BOOST your energy levels is by joining our NOVEMBER 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Our November Challenge is our ENERGY BOOSTING CHALLENGE. That means, our meal plans will be loaded with recipes to not only help you lose weight, but feel energised!

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Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

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NEXT CHALLENGE STARTS SOON!

Amazing Challenge Results

“I’ve lost a lot of weight with The Healthy Mummy. But that’s not the great part about it,” says Cicily. “It’s not the number on the scales that makes me happy…it’s walking past a mirror and not hating what I see!”

Cicily has lost 50 kilograms following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and says “I’ve completely transformed my life and that honestly still shocks me. I can lose weight and still eat chocolate, burgers, pizza etc. I’ve just learnt to do it in a healthy way by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.” 

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Mum-of-four Mel says, “14 kg gone. The Healthy Mummy has transformed my life, more than just physically too.”

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Ash says, “Same dress……. that’s the only thing in common with these pictures. 25kg lost. Completely different woman on the inside now. Nothing, absolutely nothing will feel as amazing as those inside feels.”

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Samara says, “18 months of the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and products …. and 17kgs GONE FOREVER!”

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For more 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge success stories, click here.

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