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10.01.2012

Improve Energy All Day {Motivation Monday}


Almost everyone experiences it, and we have all seen the commercials to combat that “2:30 feeling”. There are some simple steps you can take right now keep your energy levels high throughout the day.

Drink plenty of water – dehydrated bodies function less efficiently.

Avoid caffeinated drinks – high levels of caffeine can cause anxiety, irritability and decreased performance.

Avoid sugary foods – Foods high on the Glycemic Index (fast food, candy, sodas, etc.) can give you a sugar rush followed by a crash.

Eat a balanced diet – A balanced diets ensures your body receives all the proper nutrients.

Don’t overeat – large meals force your body to redirect blood flow to the digestive system and away from the brain.

Get more sleep – most adults need 7-8 hours a night. Change your routine to make sure you give your body the rest it needs.

And stay active! Staying active even through the weekend helps kick start your work and school week.

What did you do this weekend? Did you work out at Wylie Recreation Center, go dancing or participate in an athletic event? Help motivate your community and share what you did to stay active this weekend in the comment section!

Steven Harben
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie