Five Energy Boosting Tips

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By Dr. Sender Deutsch
Published on October 6, 2012

5 simple tips to boost your energy

After a busy month of back-to-school activities, and the stress of holidays and family time, we often feel run-down in the month of October. In order to prevent becoming overwhelmed, here are five tips to increase energy!

 

1. Eat approximately 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables
  • Try having a vegetable or fruit smoothie (or a combination of both!) for breakfast to hit at least half your daily intake.
  • Load up on blueberries! These are powerful anti-oxidants that help maintain a strong immune system.
2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Research shows that exercise is the key to longevity and a healthy body weight.
  • Remember every extra pound of fat is approximately 5 pounds of pressure to your joints.
  • Exercise also causes a natural release of endorphins which make us feel good! Do strength training at least twice per week as strong muscles support our bodies and keep our joints stable.
3. Sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours a night
  • This will keep your body and mind healthy, as this is when all the cells in your body grow and regenerate.
4. Take time to mediate and focus on deep diaphragmatic breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth
  • This technique has been shown to increase the oxygen uptake and steady our heart rate causing a natural relaxation of our body.
5. Get up and move!
  • Take frequent breaks at work to stretch your body
  • Get some natural sunlight during the day (even if it is in brief spurts!) as this will prevent your muscles from becoming tight. This will reduce your risk of injury and help to regenerate your cells.

One thought on “Five Energy Boosting Tips

  1. Thank-you! I agree and like your tips and I especially liked the shoulder exercises that I was not previously familiar with! For back issues, my company has an awesome new MagFlex back magnet. If you’re not familiar I would appreciate sharing information. Thank-you, Julie

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