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Improve your health, boost your energy and live a balanced life

Kavita Lahar

By Kavita Lahar

Improve your health, boost your energy and live a balanced life.

We’ve all had one of those days. You know exactly what I’m talking about! It’s almost as if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed…you’re tired, grumpy and you want nothing more than to hibernate and take the day off. But that’s not an option! Here are some tips to get you moving, improve your mood, increase your energy level and help with your overall mental alertness.

1. Drink water. And lots of it!
A recent study led by Coleen Munoz found that the more water you consume, the better your mood will be. A similar study published in PLoS ONE found that consuming more water can also help increase energy levels. The inverse can result in increased tension, tiredness, and confusion.

2. Time to go fishing!
Many studies have suggested that omega-3 fish oils have a number of health benefits. It’s reported that those who have a higher diet of omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to experience signs and symptoms of depression. Regular consumption of fish oils also helps balance your mood. A popular choice for those just starting out on omega-3 oils are Jamieson Omega 3 Select.

3. It’s all about the light
Exposure to sunlight or to specific wavelengths of light has been scientifically proven to help boost your mood and increase mental alertness. While there are many available options in this category, Valkee’s HumanCharger lets you take the remedy on the go with its brightlight earbuds. Consider adopting this time of therapy into your daily routine.

4. Catching Z’s
It goes without saying that sleep is very important. According to the Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs 7-9 hours of it! And it’s equally important that you establish a consistent sleep habit to help energize your body as well as increase your mood and mental alertness. Try using the Sleepbot app to help with your sleep routine to make sure you get the rest you need.

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