1. Have the right bite for breakfast
If you start your day on an empty stomach, you'll be in a slump before lunch. Fresh fruits, granola & yogurt, omelette's or energy smoothies are perfect.
2. Eat more often
A large meal will make you feel lethargic. Eat smaller-portion meals or snacks about every four hours to keep your blood sugar—and energy!
3. Fill your tank
If you're low on H2O, you'll likely feel fatigued. Getting the equivalent of about 6 to 10 cups of water a day is essential for energy, since water helps us digest and metabolize our food.
But you don't have to drink plain water to stay hydrated. "Juicy foods"—fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, cucumber, celery, tomatoes and apples—which are over 90 percent water, can help you meet your fluid quota. And broth-based soups & milk.
4. Get more of the vitality vitamin
Vitamin C is the way to be, helps lift your fatigue levels and helps your skin get its glow back.
5. Rev up with exercise
When you're tired, the last thing you want to do is jog or hit the gym. But a workout can recharge your batteries by releasing feel-good brain chemicals and pumping energizing oxygen to your brain.
6. Lighten the overload
A schedule that leaves no room for R&R is guaranteed to wipe you out. On weekends, pare down your to-do list to high-priority activities and ask for help, if necessary, so you don't spend all your time tending to others but do what you enjoy.
7. Soak up some sun
Evidence suggests that early-morning exposure to bright light increases energy and that working under sunlight-intensity artificial light in the afternoon can keep you alert and productive when you're short on sleep.
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