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Ever have one of those days when you feel sluggish or slow? That’s your body telling you that you need an energy tune-up.

The human body is like a machine because it has many different, interconnected parts that all work together. And like a machine, sometimes when one part doesn’t work properly, other parts are affected. So if you want to keep things humming along, you may need to fuel up, go out for a spin around the block, and recharge your batteries.

Eating smaller, healthy meals keeps your blood sugar normal and distributes energy calories more evenly throughout the day compared to big, heavy meals. Try to consume just enough food to meet your body’s demands and follow through with regular activity and rest to use that energy efficiently.

Regular exercise helps maintain a higher rate of metabolism. For peak energy, do strength training and stretching exercises several times a week and get 30 to 60 minutes of moderate aerobic activity three to four times a week.

Developing a sleep strategy with regular sleep periods that begin and end at the same time each day can have a major positive result on your energy level. If you find yourself nodding off during the day, you may be sleep deprived. To ensure a good night’s rest, limit caffeine drinks close to bed time or take a hot bath before going to bed.

To learn more about increasing your energy level through sleep, nutrition and exercise, visit the free, online health library on the Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake website at www.DoctorsHospitalDallas.com/Energy.

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
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www.doctorshospitaldallas.com

Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 10:23 am   2229 Views   Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
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