Sometimes you just need a little jolt of energy, whether it's to help get you moving in the morning or to power you through the final hours of the workday. The problem is we too often reach for the wrong pick-me-ups, says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic. "Some things, such as sugar, are energy loan sharks," he says. "They step on the gas pedal to make you go, but they don't put any gas in your tank to keep your energized." Case in point: If you guzzle an energy drink, which is packed with sugar, you'll get an insta-rush followed shortly by a crash. Instead of such faux fixes, you need things that'll nourish your body and help it produce energy on its own. Here are 10 easy ways to energize naturally.
Turn Off the News
"Network television news is all about selling fear and creating the 'crisis' of the day," Teitelbaum says. "It can bring you down and tire you out. If it doesn't feel good, turn it off. There are better ways to stay informed. You'll free up an enormous amount of energy to deal with whatever it is you're actually facing."
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