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Exhausted? 3 All-natural ways to boost energy

A recent study found that energy drinks can cause insomnia and anxiety. Try these natural options instead.

1 Mint gum

Research shows that the scent of peppermint can decrease fatigue, “and the strong mint flavour can boost your alertness,” says Dr Michael Joyner, an exercise researcher.

2 Controlled breathing

Tuning in to your breath and establishing a steady rhythm helps you feel more focused and ready to go, Dr Joyner says. Bonus: It may also lower your perception of effort.

3 Plain water

Drinking cold water before your workout can stimulate the nervous system, Dr Joyner says.

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