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3 Sure Fire Ways to Amp up your Energy.

 As a coach for busy women, one of the most common complaints I hear is "I don't have the same energy I use to".  I will agree that for many of us, the demands and responsibilities we have, can certainly zap our energy supply.  However, there are some very basic things we can do daily to increase our energy.  

Sleep.  You need it and there is no way around that.  You can't burn the candle at both ends for long and you know if you are doing that.  Take at look at your sleeping habits and assess them.  Are you getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night?  Do you make sleep a priority or do you allow the computer, email or TV to rob you of this health commodity?  If so, commit to making some changes so sleep becomes as important for you as you make it for your children.    

Nutrition.  Are you amped up on sugar and caffeine?  A couple of cups a coffee a day are fine but limit it to that.  Too much caffeine interferes with sleep and can add to other things like anxiety, high blood pressure and stomach problems such as ulcers.  Eat healthy, small meals starting with breakfast and include nutritious snacks as well.  Sometimes when we are pressed for time and overwhelmed with demands, we eat either poorly or not at all.  Really take notice of the fuel you are filling your body with. What you put in your mouth definitely affects the energy you put out.

Exercise.  I can't stress enough the importance of physical activity-for energy as well as disease prevention and overall health benefits.  A successful woman  puts health first because it affects every other aspect of her life. Exercise is an instant and the ultimate energizer. It also reduces stress and can help with anxiety and depression.  Add exercise into your week, even if it is a 20 minute walk, 3 times a week.  Start small and aim for a realistic, consistent routine that can become a regular part of your life.  You will notice how much better you feel, physically, emotionally and mentally.  

So if you are dragging yourself out of bed each morning, start small and begin to implement some of these tips.  They are the stepping stones to the vibrant, fabulous, energetic 40's!


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