Healthy, Easy Ways To Boost Your Energy

Healthy Ways To Boost Your Energy

We could all use a bit more energy. Last year, was…..A LOT. To say the least.

Well, as always, I got you.

These tips are all things that really help me boost my energy. They’re things I’ve discovered & tips that I’ve picked up from interviewing professionals on The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER podcast.


Healthy Ways To Boost Your Energy

The Skinny Confidential’s Tips For Boosting Energy:

♡ Wim Hof’s Breathwork:

The Wim Hof breathing method totally changed my postpartum experience.

Wim Hof was introduced to me by 2 of my favorite people: Tim Ferriss & Ryan Holiday. He’s known as The Iceman & has set many Guinness World Records for, well, basically, being an Iceman.

His body can withstand super cold temperatures & he is the definition of an extreme athlete. He was on the HIM & HER podcast not too long ago too. 

Wim has run marathons barefoot & shirtless near the Arctic Circle, he’s swam under the ice at the North Pole & has sat in ice baths for 1.5 hours. He says what got him through these accomplishments was his breathing practice.

As my research into Wim went on, I found out that his wife had committed suicide after a long depression & Wim had developed this meditation to help people live happier, healthier, stronger lives. What he ended up with is a method that has amazing benefits.

Oh, & Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan too. So much so, that Wim is featured on episode 2 of The Goop Lab on Netflix.

Anyway, let’s get right into it…

How To Do The Wim Hof Method:

First, find a comfortable place to sit. Lately my favorite places have been somewhere in nature or in front of the Joovv red light ( the founders were on the podcast & it’s a must-listen ). So sit down, relax, & follow Wim’s method on YouTube which is about 10 minutes long.

What you do is take 30 quick, deep breaths, inhaling through your nose & exhaling through your mouth. Then you take another deep breath, & exhale for as long as you can until you need to take a breath again. Inhale again, hold it for 10 seconds & repeat.

It might sound confusing but check out his video for specifics. It’s super easy to follow when you do it with him & seriously, it’s been LIFE-CHANGING for me.

♡ Freezing Cold Showers:

Here’s the real cherry on top…the second you’re done with the breathwork, hop into a freezing fucking cold shower for 3 minutes. Personally, I like to listen to The Daily Stoic podcast by Ryan Holiday while I do this because most of the episodes are 2-4 minutes long.

So set your alarm for 3 minutes & scrape your tongue, dry brush ( but it’s not dry cause it’s in the shower LOL ), & wash with the best ever Nécessaire eucalyptus body wash.

Afterwards you will immediately feel rejuvenated from the breathwork & the cold shower. Wim recommends doing the cold shower RIGHT after the breathwork.

♡ Sexing Up Your Water:

You guys probably know by now that I’m a big fan of a Hydro Flask & that I love to sex up my water. Not only does it make you drink more water, but it also gives you extra nutrients & vitamins depending what you add.

More herbs & fruits equals more benefits. Simple. You should know I also love adding Gangster Chic Brand h2onulin hydration multiplier. It’s filled with inulin fiber, electrolytes & gets hydration into your bloodstream more efficiently than water alone.

My friend Ingrid ( the founder of Gangster Chic ) says that H20NULIN  breakthrough delivery system  helps water and key functional ingredients to be absorbed into the bloodstream faster. Typically, when you drink fluids, they pass through the entire digestive system, losing water and other nutrients before your body can absorb them. H20NULIN uses a precise ratio of sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium to create an osmotic force that allows water and other ingredients to be delivered to the bloodstream earlier on in the digestive system.”

Being hydrated is good for your overall health & energy levels. Our bodies are made up mostly of water, by the way. 

Anyway, here are 3 of my favorite water medleys….

♡ Citrusy Lime-aid
Lemon, lime, mint & ginger ( & perhaps a charcoal stick )

♡ Pink Potion
Raspberries, lemon, & mint.

♡ Spicy Pomegranate Elixir
Pomegranate seeds, cayenne powder, lime & ginger.

I just throw all this shit into a water pitcher or Hydro Flask & mix it up with ice & water.

♡ Red Light Therapy & Red Light Bulbs:

Red light therapy is totally part of my life & I do it all the time. I wake up & do it for 10 minutes while I do the breathwork ( see above ). So let’s get into the benefits of red light therapy & how to do it.

What are the benefits of red light therapy?

♡ safe & well-tolerated.

♡ reduces inflammation.

♡ less muscle pain & exercise soreness.

♡ natural pain relief treatment.

♡ helps with arthritis & joint pain.

♡ helps wound & burn healing.

♡ can boost your mood & lower depression.

♡ helps with bone & tissue injuries. { via }

( Also want to mention it’s helped people with the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Goodbye brown mustache !! I need all the help I can get. But seriously, it’s also shown positive results for people with vitiligo, eczema & psoriasis. )

Michael, my husband, has a big Joovv red light panel in his office. It’s big, it works, it gets the job done. As I said, I’ll stand in front of this for 10 minutes a day, and then at night we use red light bulbs. 

Yup, red light bulbs, that you can buy on Amazon, to help us wind down at night. They really create this peaceful vibe in the bedroom & lower your cortisol ( the stress hormone ) before you go to sleep. It really has been life changing. 

So why red light therapy?

Our cells need natural light to function, just like they need water & nutrients from food. Unfortunately, most people don’t get as much natural light as they need for optimal health ( the average American spends over 90% of their time indoors ). Red light therapy allows you to supplement the light you get from your environment with concentrated wavelengths of red & near infrared light at home.

Red light therapy works by enhancing your energy production at a cellular level. Healthy, natural light stimulates the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, & enhances the cellular respiration process that makes ATP ( adenosine triphosphate ) energy. Humans make ATP every day, & it fuels everything we do. The more energy our cells can make, the better our bodies look, heal, feel, & perform. { via }

The big Joovv panels are an investment ( but Michael & I both think it’s so worth it ). Aside from all the benefits of red light therapy, it’s just sets a relaxing, peaceful situation. Isn’t that just what you need postpartum?

♡ Grounding:

Getting outside, taking walks & immersing yourself in nature is one of the best things you can do for yourself. 

My husband, dogs & I would take the baby out in the stroller ( with a huge cup of water, ice, lemon & cayenne of course ) & just stroll. It was so nice to get my body moving every morning. 

Another great thing to do is grounding. Sure, it’s kinda like walking, but you have to be barefoot. Bear with me…

Grounding, or ‘earthing,’ whatever you want to call it, has absolutely changed the game for me.

First, let’s start off with this question: when was the last time you let your bare feet touch the actual earth? Not your marble or hardwood floor, or your carpet. I’m not even talking about your balcony. The actual earth- the grass, the sand, the beach. 99% of people can’t even remember.

Basically the grounding theory is that our body is supposed to have contact with the earth as much as possible ( like with no shoes ). Electrons in free radical form ( yuck- from wifi ) accumulate in us & direct contact with the earth balances this out with the opposite effect. Back in the day this would happen naturally because we weren’t wearing shoes…now we need to make it happen… But let’s dive deep.

Let’s get sciencey:

So essentially, it’s allowing your skin to touch the ions of the earth. My absolute favorite way to do this is by putting my feet in the sand. You should know that I even do this with my daughter. I’ll take her little feet & hands and make sure they touch the earth as often as I can.

How To Ground:

♡ Go outside & get your feet in some grass, sand or dirt.

♡ You can even use the ceramic tile or concrete floor in your basement if you have one. There just shouldn’t be any kind of material between it & your feet ( ex. carpet, hardwood, etc. ).

♡ Earthing sheet. “Every house has a network of grounding wires that connects the electrical source to the ground. This helps complete the circuit using the ground instead of your body, so you can touch your TVs and blenders and whatnot without getting a zap.

An earthing sheet plugs into a normal outlet and connects to the grounding wires in your home’s wiring (not the electrical source, so don’t worry about plugging in all night). Since it conducts energy all the way into the ground, you can get in a full night of earthing in without sleeping in the grass. It’s usually made of cotton and fine silver thread for conductivity, so the sheet will deliver negative electrons from the earth to your body and neutralize the positive charges.” ( via )

♡ Earthing shoes actually exist. They are shoes that have some kind of conductive material built into them so you can ground all day while you get your steps in. In fact, it seems like there are a lot of moccasin style shoes that are ‘earthing’ out there.

Just remember, these are special shoes & if there’s rubber on your shoes, that means they are NOT grounding you.

♡ Grounding mat. This would be a great thing to use while you work to kind of cancel out the electromagnetic field from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can even get grounding mats for your bed so you can get all the benefits while you sleep. Speaking of benefits, let’s get into it.

Benefits of Grounding or Earthing. ( There are a ton !! ):
♡ Regulates cortisol.

Cortisol is your body’s stress hormone & I’m all about lowering it. You may have heard me talk about this 1 or 50 times. When your cortisol is regulated it means that a stressful situation won’t affect you as long. You can recover easily & not feel anxiety for too long after.

♡ Gets rid of free radicals.

You’ve probably heard all about free radicals before & how antioxidants neutralize them. Well, grounding also neutralizes them which means they won’t be around to damage the cells in our body.

♡ No more fight-or-flight.

Grounding helps your body go from the stressed out fight-or-flight feeling to a more restorative state.

More benefits….

♡ Reduces inflammation.

♡ Improves sleep.

♡ Improves immunity.

♡ Reduces some factors of cardiovascular disease.

♡ Reduces pain.

♡ Speeds healing time.

♡ Helps with period cramps.

♡ Reduces electric fields induced on the body.

♡ Improves glucose regulation.

♡ Reduces indicators of osteoporosis.

♡ Reduces anxiety & depression.

♡ Supports adrenal health.

♡ & like I said, can really cure a hangover.

The only technique I’ve ever tried is putting my bare feet on the ground- the beach is my favorite. But I’d love to try a grounding mat soon.

Trust me & just try it. You’ll feel better. Plus, it’s the best hangover cure.

TA-DA!  Boost your energy. All it really takes is a bit of self care each day, routines that become habits & it’ll set you up to take on anything that comes your way.

What’s a habit you have that gives you the most energy? Share below.

x, lauryn

+ the best green smoothie that Reese Witherspoon loves.

++ gluten-free sourdough bread you need to try, plus no-hangover wine. 



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