Sunday, June 26, 2011

Energy Boosters to Get You Through the Day [part 1]

Life can be draining. Living life, going to work, and getting things done can be even more draining. It's hard to be productive when you feel like there are weights dragging you down on every move you're trying to make. From O Magazine, here is (in parts) a list of things that we can do to boost our energy and keep it flowing throughout the day.

Rev-ups and Rechargers

1. Make a list of everything you plan to do today: In Column A, include the activities that drain you; in column B, those that replenish you. Now figure out how to remove one item from A and add one to B.

2. Don't even think about having a bagel or doughnut (refined carbs) for breakfast. Complex carbs, especially uncooked ones (like muesli), and a bit of protein will give you slow, sustained energy.

3. Take an extra step—and 499 more. "Exercise gets your heart pumping more blood to the muscles," says internist Marianne Legato, MD. "It's one of the best antidotes to fatigue."