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How Can I Increase My Energy? Try These 5 Tips.

Struggling to get through the day? You’re not alone. A recent American Psychological Association report found that the majority of Americans are living with moderate to high levels of stress. Plus, many adults aren’t getting adequate sleep, eating right or practising meditation. These factors, combined with our ever-lengthening work days, all contribute to fatigue. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to put some pep into your step.

Try one of these ideas today.

  1. Drink more water. Refreshing and inexpensive, water rehydrates and energizes. (Dehydration is linked to irritability, tiredness and dizziness, among other issues.) If you’re having a hard time upping your H20 intake, set an alarm on your phone to remind you every half hour. Or, take a sip every time you get an email or other notification.

  2. Move your body. The Harvard Health Review recently reported that exercise helps improve both memory and thinking ability. Stretch regularly and look for a lunchtime class in your area to incorporate more movement into your workday. Or, bring your sneakers to work and transform that weekly meeting with your co-worker into a walk-date around the neighborhood.

  3. Do a good deed. Take five minutes to send an encouraging email or buy someone a coffee today.  Helping others can give you an energizing rush of endorphins, Kimberly Kingsley, author of The Energy Cure: How to Recharge Your Life 30 Seconds at a Time, told CNN.

  4. Meditate. This pause truly refreshes. Did you know that meditating helps improve sleep, lowers stress and boosts alertness? The key is to meditate effectively and regularly. Muse, the brain-sensing headband, offers guidance, tracking and motivating challenges to make meditation easier.

  5. Cut down on the java. Caffeine may give you a temporary boost, but as with many stimulants, too much can make you restless and anxious. Try an experiment and gradually decrease the amount of coffee you drink. For instance, if you drink three cups of coffee a day, commit to going down to two for a week, and then 1.5 the next.

Want to learn to meditate, but feel like you don’t know how or don’t have the time? Muse makes meditation easier. Learn how to experience all the benefits of meditation with none of the uncertainty. Also, read on to find out how Muse works and what people have to say about it.

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