Published on October 6, 2012
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- This will keep your body and mind healthy, as this is when all the cells in your body grow and regenerate.
- This technique has been shown to increase the oxygen uptake and steady our heart rate causing a natural relaxation of our body.
- 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.