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How to Boost Metabolism – Naturally by Dr. Randy

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How to Boost Metabolism – Naturally by Dr. Randy

Energy drinks are everywhere and are marketed as the only way to get through the day.  What a lot of people don’t know is that energy drinks don’t really give you energy.  These drinks either contain caffeine, guarana, sugar, taurine, B-vitamins or a mixture of all of them.  All of these ingredients are only quick fixes to the long-term solution.  Caffeine is a drug and loses its effectiveness as you use it more, so regular users have to drink more to get the same effects.  Guarana has a lot of natural caffeine which is not typically displayed on the label.  Too much sugar at one time can give you a short-term “high” but is followed by fatigue and a drop in mood.  Additionally, a high sugar intake can cause weight gain and may increase blood pressure.  Taurine and B-vitamins don’t directly give you energy, they help the body use the energy from foods.

There are healthy long-term solutions to your energy problems but you have be conscious of how you feel and try these different ideas to see what works best for you and your schedule.

1) Get moving.  Quick 5 minute walks every hour can raise your energy levels and clear your head.  These break need to be at a brisk pace to get the heart rate elevated.  Also, work on getting 30 minutes of aerobic activity most days of the week.  You will build up the ability to produce more energy naturally. 

2) Sleep.  I know this one is difficult but the average adult needs between 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night.  Stick to regular routines and sleep patterns to set your internal sleep clock. 

3) Eat small and snack smart. Get three meals and two snacks per day and don’t eat until you are completely stuffed.  Choose whole wheat, fruits, vegetables, lean meat or fish, nuts and yogurt.  Fruit and low-fat proteins are good energy sources that last a long time.

4) Eat breakfast.  Avoid sugary cereals and fruit juices.  As you have heard this is the most important meal of the day.

5) Drink plenty of water.  Many things drain the body’s water supply; you don’t have to exercise to become dehydrated.  If you don’t replace the water lost you will wind up feeling tired, drink 8-12 glasses of water per day.  Don’t just drink when you are thirsty, you will be surprised at how different you feel just by drinking water.

Well there you have it, five healthy ways to increase your energy level.  Try one and see how it works for you.  I think you will be surprised how easy it is and the results you will get.

Make the most of the day you are given.

 

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