POWER THROUGH YOUR DAY
Want to be one of those woman who seem to zip througt their days all energized and super alert instead of running on enemy? Try this timetable turned energy plan-you’ll feel like you re carrying a special human battery pack!
PUT FUEL IN YOUR TANK
To up your energy,think three things: high-fiber carbs, protein, and magnesium ( which helps oxygen get to your organs). Try oatmeal, almonds, berries, and banana.
USE A MINTY TOOTHPASTE
The scent of mint works like smelling salts , says Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. “ It instantly makes you more awake and alert and improves mental sharpness and memory.”
GO FOR A SUNSHINE WALK
The ecercise wil rouse you, of course, but you’ll also benefit from a hit of morning sunlight, it stimulates vitamin D production, which can up your energy levels, and it helps sync your internal clock so you start your day feeling bright-eyed, not groggy.
KEEP ON HYDRATING
Being even a little dehydrated can drain your energy, say studies at the University of Connecticut Human Performance Lab. Sip water throughout the day. Bonus if you add orange or lime slices: Essential oils in the boost alertness and mood.
GET OUT OF YOUR CHAIR
Plop down for a long period, and your metabolism, heart rate, and oxygen flow all show down. The result is that you feel wiped out. Dr. Oz’s Rx”: Hop up out of your seat every half hour or so- do a stretch, pace while you’re on the phone , or walk over to a colleague rather than sending an email.
ADD THIS ENERGY INGREDIENT TO YOUR LUNCH
Do you feel like face-planting on your keyboard? You could be low on iron- the most common nutritional deficiency. Include at least one iron- rich ingredient in your midday meal: Good sources include lean beef, turkey, salmon,tuna, tofy, and legumes such as chickpeas.