Jumpstart Your Energy

Have you felt that 3 o'clock slump when your energy seems to run out your toes?  You may want to reach for a caffeinated soda, iced coffee, or energy drink. Or, maybe you want to lie down for a nap.

According to an article from Harvard Medical School, "Most of us feel we need more energy.  In fact, 14% of Americans said they did not have the energy they needed to get things done in one Gallup survey. Fortunately, there are things you can do to enhance your own natural energy levels."*

The key is to have a few tools to boost your battery.

Try This: Jumpstart Your Energy for A Boost

In the Harvard Medical School article, there were nine ways to boost energy.*  Here are a few to use this week:

  • Control Stress - mediation, yoga, tai-chi, and other mindful activities are tools to reduce stress.
  • Exercise - walking or going to the gym are good to elevate brain dopamine levels that elevate mood.
  • Use Caffeine - coffee is good but limit it after 2pm to not interfere with your sleep.
  • Drink Water - pay attention to keeping hydrated because if dehydrated, fatigue can set in.

One thing is to simply get up from your desk every hour to walk around or stand outside in the sun. It is really about being aware of your own body and how you react to slumping energy.

*9 tips to boost your energy - naturally, Harvard Health Publishing,   https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/9-tips-to-boost-your-energy-naturally

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