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Saturday, November 15, 2008

20 Ways To Make An Energetic Day

* Stay hydrated. Fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration. Drink at least 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
* Skip a sugary snacks and caffeine. Sugar will give you a quick pick-me-up as will the caffeine but both will cause you to crash well before lunch.
* Space out your meals. Mid afternoon energy slumps are often caused by not eating enough earlier in the day. Don't save up your calories for your evening meal. By spreading calories throughout the day, you'll have energy to work and work out.
* Take a short nap. Getting 10 or 15 minutes of sleep after long day of work can energize you for the evening. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, once you hit the 30 minutes mark, alertness will actually decline and you may have trouble falling asleep at night.
* Keep your iron in check. Fatigue can often be the result of anemia or low iron in the body which are common problems for women of child bearing age. Talk to your doctor to see if an iron supplement can help.
* Enough Sleep. When were sleep deprived, our cortisol levels ( stress hormones ) rise. Being sleep deprived is very much like being drunk - our reflexes are slower, our thoughts process are slower and it can make us hungry too.
* Engage your brain. Sign up for the class you've been wanting to try. Take a break from your usual exercise routine and do a different activity with a friend. Work on crossword puzzle or try a new recipe. Do something that you have to concentrate on but you can enjoy and lose yourself in.
* Breathe. When we're stressed, we tend to take short, shallow breaths that deprive our body and brain oxygen. To counteract this, sit still, place a hand on your stomach and take ten deep, slow breaths. You should feel your stomach pushing against your hand. This will help you feel calmer and bring down your heart rate and blood pressure. While that sounds like the opposite of energizing, you won't be yawning anymore, either.
* Exercise regularly. Active people benefit from the many positive effects of exercise, one of which is more energy. As you become fitter, your body releases hormones, giving you a natural "high".
* Get some sunlight. Just 5 to 10 minutes of natural sunlight a day will help lift your mood and energy level as well as help your body produce Vitamin D.
* Look forward to something. Plan a vacation, getaway weekend or fun day trip. When stress strikes, recall the event you've planned for the near future.
* Get out into nature. Explore the woods, a garden or just sit on the grass and appreciate the sights, sounds and smells.
* Maintain a positive attitude. Negatively affects your mood, job performances, physical appearance and health. Your mood is contagious to those around you,too. Upbeat, optimistic people are more likely be healthy, energetic and successful. A Swedish study of senior citizens founds that mental health was an even stronger predictor of longevity that physical health.
* Take care of yourself. As our lives become increasingly stressful, we're less likely to take time to relax. Treating yourself a massage or facial takes only an hour and is a great way to recharge yourself.
* Turn up the music. When your down, put on your favorite tunes, crank the volume and dance or sing.
* Set goals. Whether your dream is to write a novel or climb a mountain, setting specific, realistic and attainable goals is the only way to make it come true. Break your final goal into smaller,manageable steps so you can see your dream come true.
* Call a friend. According to research published in Psychological Science, the happiest people are the ones who have good social relationship. Career and exercise are important but life won't look so good if you don't have someone with whom to share your high and lows.
* Get a pet. A 1992 study of 8,000 people found that pet owners have lower blood pressure and more physically active than those without pets.
* Do something nice for others. Numerous studies have touted the benefits of volunteering. You don't need hours and hours of time-something as small as an hour or two a month can boost your sense of well being, as well as make someone else day.
* Read informative, fun, good and oriented magazine,books,ebooks and articles in the internet etc. Read on regular basis that help you broaden your thoughts.

4 comments:

Maus said...

thanks fro sharing this ,,need some of those in the list...

NYoMaN said...

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janed said...

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Long Nguyen said...

Thank for the info. I think i lack of sth

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