Coffee, good or bad? The truth is that coffee can have positive effects for some individuals and negative for others. If you’d like to find out your genetic response to coffee or any other foods, try our life-changing Genetics products. By removing coffee from your diet, this can lead to reduced anxiety and a more harmonious mindset. Here are some tips to help replace your morning coffee, you’ll be surprised how awake you’ll feel using these natural alternatives.
1) Practice yoga as soon as you wake up
We promise you’ll be shocked how much more awake you feel after a brief morning yoga practice instead of a coffee. A great way to begin a morning yoga practice is by following a YouTube channel that does yoga routines (for beginners try Yoga with Adriene). Some brilliant positions to get those endorphins flowing are Downward Dog or Cat Cow; both are resting poses so nothing too strenuous. This is a delightful way to start your morning and you’ll be feeling the benefits throughout the day.
2) Drink lots of water
Feeling tired is usually due to dehydration, and we’re almost always dehydrated after a long sleep. Have a glass of water by your bed for when you wake up and another to have during your yoga practice to naturally hydrate your mind and body. Furthermore, adding a few glasses of water to your morning routine is a great way to remember to take vitamin supplements. If you’re interested in incorporating vitamin supplements to your morning routine, REVIV provides a range of bespoke supplements delivered to your door.
3) Eat fresh fruit for breakfast
Having fresh fruit for breakfast is the perfect choice, rich in vitamins and minerals and light on your stomach. If you include watermelon in your fruit salad, they are full of water so ideal for hydration; papaya is incredible for the skin and also aids digestion; blueberries and strawberries are bursting with antioxidants and a great source of vitamin C.
4) Make time for meditation
A morning meditation practice is a great energy boost. Taking the time to pause the morning rush, and appreciate the present moment, frames the mind for a blissful day ahead. Support your practice with a guided meditation app to help keep you on track and frame your day right.
5) Use peppermint oil in a diffuser
This step isn’t essential, but just a lovely treat. Diffusing peppermint oil in the air is wonderfully uplifting and helps you to wake up naturally. It also reduces nausea if you’ve had an early morning and encourages feelings of alertness and focus.