Restore: Yoga Increases Energy

Are you feeling slow and sluggish? Now is the time to do something refreshing that will increase your energy levels and help restore your body.  Yoga is the answer and it’s not as hard as you might think. In addition to improving sleep quality, relieving stress and anxiety and improving overall physical health, yoga can… Read more »

Five Reasons to Avoid Energy Drinks

Our fast-paced, stressful lives often leave us wishing for extra hours in the day.  By lunchtime, we’re out of steam and need a little pick-me-up.  Soda, coffee and energy drinks are tempting, but before you reach for that Red Bull or Monster Energy, consider this. Energy drinks are usually packaged like soda, and have a… Read more »

8 Energizing Foods to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Long workdays paired with unhealthy eating patterns leave most of us feeling like we could use more energy. Many times we look for quick fixes like coffee or soda for an instant afternoon caffeine buzz. While the immediate boost feels good, soon enough we’re struggling again with fatigue — and unfortunately an afternoon nap is no longer… Read more »

Ten Energy Boosting Tips

As the day wears on, do you find yourself lacking energy and thinking about the nearest coffee shop for a quick pick-me-up? When you’re dragging, don’t look to a candy bar, cup of coffee, or energy drink for a lift. The sugar and caffeine might give you a quick burst of energy, but once it… Read more »

The Danger of Drinking Too Much Coffee

If you wake up and can’t seem to function before you’ve had a cup of coffee, you’re not alone. Millions of people use coffee every day to increase energy, minimize fatigue and improve concentration.  For some, it feels like an absolute necessity, while for others it’s more of a habit than anything else.  However, consuming too… Read more »

Five Heart Healthy Energy Boosters

Do you wish you had more energy to do the things you love or even just to get through the day without feeling exhausted? Are you looking for ways to improve your heart health? Despite what the ads are telling you, fast-fix energy drinks, double lattes and caffeine-laden sodas aren’t the answer. The key to… Read more »

Energy Boosting Snacks

Instead of reaching for that afternoon coffee, trying one of these energy-boosting snacks instead.   They’ll provide a quick pick-me-up, without the caffeine slump a few hours later. Apple or Banana with Peanut Butter – You don’t even need to keep a whole jar in your desk anymore. There are single serving containers of peanut butter… Read more »

Five Reasons to Skip Energy Drinks

Across the country, students are preparing to return to school.  Long hours of homework await and students often reach for a quick pick-me-up to get the job done.  Hence the rise of the energy drink industry. But before you or your student reach for that Red Bull, consider this. Energy drinks are usually packaged like… Read more »

Energy Bars are Glorified Cookies

While an energy bar may sound like a great pre-workout snack, many of them are nothing more than glorified cookies. Many of these bars can pack a staggering 300-plus calories, far more than the ones you’re probably about to burn off. When energy bars first appeared in grocery stores in the late 1980s, they were marketed… Read more »

Top Tips for Rest and Recovery

When you’re an active, sporty individual, you might not think about what your body needs post-workout. However, rest and recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building. After heavy use, a muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it too hard or too… Read more »