Three *Obvious*, Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy
Summertime social life killing your productivity? Here are the key ingredients to keeping energy levels up while you kick game-winning goals, rescue oil-slicked birds, etc.
You can’t always afford to spend more time in bed, but if you haven’t invested in a great mattress yet, what are you waiting for? Consumer Reports advises no less than $800 for a decent Queen mattress, though you can find awesome deals around that price. Here’s how: call around to local mattress stores, and ask if they have any discontinued models for sale at a discount. You can often find clearances up to 70% off retail.
As the saying goes: just do it. Objects at rest tend to stay at rest, so get positive and get moving. Make it a priority to run/bike/swim/jump around for 30 minutes or so, at least a couple times a week. And when you have a spare 5 minutes here and there, try doing The Plank (image shown) for as long as you can hold it.
More often, in smaller amounts. Waiting too long between meals can cause glucose levels to spike and crash. And digesting big meals can leave you craving a much-needed siesta. Snack on healthy foods throughout the day to keep hunger at bay and your metabolism in high gear.