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Health tips to get more energy for your life

Start today: A 4-week plan for more energy

Get a boost with these bright ideas for being at your energized best
Do you feel like a 25-watt bulb in your 150-watt life? If so, maybe it’s time to shed some light on your personal energy crisis — and create a plan for recharging.

Here are some simple — but powerful — ideas to give you a boost. Try adding one or two strategies a week to your routine to keep your energy building.

Week 1: Food — the juice that runs you
Make sure you’re getting premium fuel. This week, take steps toward eating for more energy — and better health.

Plan ahead. Map out a week of healthy meals and snacks. See “This week’s healthy grocery list” for a handy shopping tool with wholesome foods.

Break for breakfast. Your brain and muscles need morning fuel after hours without food. This three-part combo can provide the energy and nutrients you need: a whole grain plus fruit and a source of lean protein — for example, oatmeal with berries and low-fat or fat-free yogurt.

Week 2: Sleep — your renewable energy source
When you don’t snooze, you lose — energy, that is. So this week, focus on getting the rest you need.

Keep a bedtime. Slip between the sheets at the same time each night. Most adults should aim for seven to eight hours of slumber. Keeping your bedroom dark, quiet and cool can help you drift into dreamland.

Squeeze in a short power nap — if you find it helps. But it’s best to do this in the early afternoon — not too close to bedtime.

Week 3: Exercise — the pep in your step
A brisk walk can be a great go-to energy booster. And over time, getting more fit can mean having more energy. This week, begin to move more.

Put it on your daily calendar — as nonnegotiable appointments. Pressed for time? You don’t have to do it all at once. Start with 10-minute sessions worked into your day — and build from there.

Recruit a buddy. Maybe the two of you could give salsa lessons a whirl or stretch your limits in a yoga class. Or how about reprising a childhood favorite? Maybe you loved to bicycle, swim or play basketball. You’re more apt to keep doing an activity you truly enjoy.

For safety’s sake, talk with your doctor before significantly increasing your level of physical activity.

Week 4: Energy siphons — your vitality drainers
This week, make some positive changes to help keep your zip from getting zapped.

Unwind daily. Take a few minutes each day to de-stress. Whether you journal, do crosswords, putter in the garden or just enjoy a quiet moment, it can be revitalizing.

Say “No more.” Snuff out bad habits that are dragging you down. For example, if you smoke, seek help. Make an appointment with your doctor to talk about the options available to help you quit.

Finally, as you make energy improvements, remember to be patient if you have setbacks. It takes time for new habits to click on for good.

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Article courtesy of United Healthcare newletter

How I Get My Energy And Positivity For Life

This is my first official blog post and I appreciate you reading this.

My friends and family always ask me why do I always have so much energy and how do I get it. There is no secret formula or magic potion. What I will share with you is what works for me and I’m pretty sure it will work for you. Proper exercise and nutrition is the foundation to set this into motion. There is no better time to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing than in the morning, but the key is to get the exercise in any time of day. I try to do some sort of exercise before work to start the day off right (I will go into the different kinds of exercise and the nutrition aspects on future blogs). The reason why exercise helps with your energy is based on a scientific fact that we are all composed of trillions of cells in our bodies. Each of these cells has an energy powerplant called mitochondria which produces ATP (basic molecule for energy). What exercise does is it makes each mitochondria become much more efficient so it’s like you are upgrading your internal engine from a go-cart to a race car. The caveat is that it takes time for your body to adapt; at least several months of CONSISTENT exercise for your body to fully acclimate. Rome was not built in a day so your body needs time as well. NO EXCUSES!

We are all made of energy; we all emit a certain frequency into the universe. When your energy levels go up, so will your positivity. If you feel healthy and good about yourself, the positive energy that you present will surround you with an aura of confidence that is undeniable. When you are positive, people around you will be more warm to you as well. One of the best things with having high energy and emitting a high frequency, is that you won’t be depressed, get sick much, you will feel that nothing in life is impossible. Your happiness is a reflection of your health and doors will open to you like no other guaranteed!

There’s ton of excuses that people make why they are not happy. The life that you have is exactly the life that you have created for yourself. Stop blaming others for your misfortunes and start creating your own happiness by taking action and doing something positive for yourself and for others. Trust me, I have gone through my battles and I have realized that your mind is the most powerful force you have. It can be your best friend and turn around be your worst enemy. Learn to control it by thinking positive thoughts especially during difficult situations. Be grateful for what you have but always dream bigger! Your happiness is a choice so choose it wisely!

~KDT