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With busy schedules, demanding careers, and little time, many of us battle just to stay awake. But energy is something that is in our control, even when time is short. Now 50 years young, fitness guru Denise Austin shows readers how to super-charge their lives, using her innovative lifestyle plan. She eats the right foods at the right time of day. She uses the power of stretching and breathing to feed her body with energy-enhancing oxygen. She uses mini-workouts to get energy even on her busiest days--and now you can too!

Denise shows how simple changes can add up to increased energy levels throughout the day. From the foods they consume to the way they sit in their chairs, readers won't believe how Denise's quick and easy plan will dramatically increase their energy levels. In as little as a week, results will be felt: radiant skin, more restful sleep, and a sharper mind...so follow Denise Austin and prepare for a fitness wake-up call!
How to Have More Energy Naturally During the Day

If you often find yourself dragging through the day, you may wonder how you can have more energy. You don't need to resort to medication; there are several natural remedies you can try to get more energy during the day.

What to do:

  1. You will have more energy if you get enough sleep. This may seem too obvious, but most people really do not get an adequate amount of sleep. Try going to bed a half hour early. It doesn't take much to make a big difference.

  2. Take a light nap to boost your energy during the day. Even closing your eyes for ten minutes can.

  3. Remove some stress from your life to get more energy. Stress saps your energy and makes it hard to do what is really important. Look at your daily schedule and see if there is anything you can cut out. Decluttering your home and office will also reduce your stress level.

  4. Exercise to have more energy. A regular exercise program is beneficial in so many ways, but you don't have to do a full blown workout to get more energy. If you find yourself dragging, go for a brisk ten minute walk for a quick boost.

  5. Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water to get more energy during the day. Eat a good breakfast and a sensible lunch. Eat a light snack in the afternoon if you start to feel hungry and low on energy. Avoid sugary and fatty foods because they will just make you feel tired. When you don't get enough water, you may feel tired instead of thirsty. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your energy level high.

  6. Decorate your space with light, vibrant colors and plants. Colors affect your mood whether you believe it or not. Bright colors tend to lift your mood and increase your energy. Plants not only make your space look nice, but they clean the air as well.

  7. You will have more energy if you take some time to relax and have fun. Doing the same thing for long periods of time will drag anyone down. Visit with a coworker, run an errand or call a friend to get a break from your normal routine.

Other Resources

Balance Food & Activity

How to Gain More Energy

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