Move More Series: Power Up to Move More

Here are some great tips to keep your energy going strong!

April 11, 2018
Power up to move more!

At the end of a long day at work, sometimes the last thing you want to do is fit in a workout.  With low energy reserves, it can be a chore to get up and move more.  But there is hope!  Here are some tips to keep your energy up and your motivation going strong all day!  We're going to get you feeling Healthy for Good.  :)

HYDRATE:  Drink water throughout the day and especially before, during, and after physical activity.

FUEL UP:  When your energy is starting to lag, snack on healthy carbs, like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

FIGHT FATIGUE:  Alternate sitting and standing during the day.  Wear comfy shoes you can easily walk in, or use insoles for your legs and feet.

REFRESH:  Try stress-relieving activity breaks, like lunchtime walks, meditation, and yoga to rejuvenate and refresh anytime.

BREATHE:  Practice breathing deeply by inhaling through your nose and exhaling slowly through your mouth, to deliberately send more oxygen to your brain and body.

EAT FOR ENERGY:  Avoid eating saturated fats or too much protein throughout the day.  They digest more slowly and can take away oxygen and energy-delivering blood from your muscles.

DON'T WAIT:  Make it a habit to go right from work or school to your workout or activity.  If you stop at home, you may be tempted to skip it.

REFUEL:  Refuel after your sweat sesh with lean protein, healthy carbs, and plenty of water so your body can recover more quickly.

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