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3 Tricks to Increase Your Energy

One. Sleep! Okay, this one seems a little obvious, but did you know 1 in 3 adults are not getting enough sleep? According to the Centre of Disease Control in a 2016 study they found a third of adults are missing out on quality Z time. This lack of sleep can greatly affect your waking life. “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.” By changing your sleep schedule to provide yourself with the optimal seven hours you will find yourself ‘a better self’ before you know it. Source:https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0215-enough-sleep.html Two. Stay hydrated.Water is important. Water is actually 70% of our body makeup so it is really, really, important. Dehydration is commonly associated with headaches and fatigue. The recommended water intake for the average adult is 8 glasses (8oz/glass) of water a day. To find out if your water deprived try one of these helpful ways to monitor your water intake, track water intake on an app on your phone. You can use FitBit or My Fitness Pal to log your water intake each day to see if you are hitting the mark for the required levels. If you aren’t big into technology then try buying a large (1 litre +) water bottle and placing goals along the bottle of times to have certain amount consumed by. Three. Exercise daily.Exercising frequently can boost your energy levels by burning calories more efficiently and building stamina. This helps for your body to operate like a well-oiled machine and it will take more to tire you out. Looking for ways to get exercise in during the week? Before work even? Check out the many fitness classes Warrior Packs has to provide to keep you moving!

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