Do you find yourself hitting up Starbucks or your coffee maker in the morning? Or maybe you hit a major energy slump in the afternoon? Here's a tip on how to get some of your energy and alertness back!
It may surprise you to find out that just a 10 minute walk can boost your energy levels for up to two hours! Scientists actually recommend 30 minutes of exercise a day, so just a few 10 minute walking breaks will get you to your goal. It may not seem like it makes much sense, but exercising actually increases energy. The activity boosts your metabolism, heart rate, and blood flow to both your brain and skeletal muscles. This increases energy availability and alertness. Walk to a co-workers office instead of calling them, or if you are walking distance from the store try walking instead of driving.
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I am a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Health Coach located in Charlotte, NC. I hold a B.S. and M.A. in Wellness Management. I have a passion for health and for helping others achieve the healthy life they desire.