Run your day with the below time breakdown and you’ll be shocked by how your energy skyrockets.
You wouldn’t run your car on empty. Take the time to eat a balanced meal of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to jumpstart your body and brain for the day ahead.
REFILL YOUR WATER BOTTLE
Find yourself getting tired during the day? Try increasing your water consumption. Coffee and soda are poor substitutions. Caffeine is a mild diuretic and can create a mild energy crash after being metabolized.
TURN YOUR LUNCH INTO YOUR POWER HOUR
When hitting the afternoon “wall”, stead of getting that second double-shot latte, get up and move around to get your blood flowing and oxygen to your brain.
CUT THE SUGAR
Put down the doughnut. Grab an apple instead. Healthy snacks every 2-4 hours such as a protein bar, nuts, or fruit will save you from a possible binge that isn’t so healthy.
CHOOSE GOOD MUSIC WHILE EXERCISING
Want to get more from your evening workout? Boost your moon and your performance with some energizing tunes. Researchers have found that listening to music at 120 beats or more per minute increased running capacity by 15%
Best workout tunes from our personal trainers:
“I Got a Feelin”- Black Eyes Peas
“Declaration”- David Cook
“Pump It”- Black Eyed Peas
“Pour Some Sugar in Me”- Def Leppard
“Eye of the Tiger”- Survivor
“Show me how to live”- Audioslave
“Empire State of Mind”- Jay Z
“300 theme song”- Tyler Bates
“Second Chance”- Shinedown
GET SOME SLEEP
Eight hour a night is best. If you get under seven, try getting to bed 30 minutes earlier to give your mind more time to recover. A rested mind and body make for more efficient tomorrow.
Originally from PRO Pulse May-June 2010
By Clark Masterson and Jessica Hopkins