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How to Get More Energy, From Morning to Night

Until someone invents a healthy (and legal!) pep pill, here's the next best thing: simple, proven tactics that keep you powered up morning, afternoon, and night.
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All-day energy

by Viriginia Sole-Smith
From Health magazine

We work, we plan, we organize, we go, fueling ourselves on coffee and pure determination. Until, that is, we fall onto the sofa in a stupor. More of us are struggling with energy issues, experts say; they point to the weak economy, which has us working harder and plugging in longer, and the belief that we can have it all (so what if we’re up till midnight making it happen).

“Just like houseplants need water, our energy reserves need regular replenishing," says psychologist Michelle Segar, PhD, associate director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center for Women and Girls at the University of Michigan.

To the rescue: strategies that will keep you humming along—and, happily, don’t take much effort.

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