Tips for Summer Fitness

Just because it’s hazy, hot and humid out there, doesn’t mean you need to skip your workout.  You just need to be smart about your summer fitness routine.  Risk of dehydration is higher than in cooler months. During the cooler months, when you exercise, your body is warmer than the environment, but when it’s blazing… Read more »

B Deficiency Impacts Energy Levels

B vitamins are responsible for creating energy from the food you eat.  According to recent studies, being even slightly deficient in these vital nutrients can decrease your body’s ability to repair itself after exercising and inhibit energy levels and performance during workouts. A study from the University of Oregon found that athletes who don’t consume… Read more »

Increase Energy and Improve Heart Health

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 »

The Dangers of Too Much Caffeine

If you wake up already feeling stressed, tired and unable 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… Read more »

Five Energizing Snacks to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Now that spring is here and we have more daylight hours to burn, it’s easy to start feeling run down.  Social calendars fill, we eat out more, work out less and we get fewer hours of restorative sleep. Many times we look for quick fixes like coffee or soda for an instant afternoon caffeine buzz. While… Read more »

Seven Energy Boosting Tips and Tricks

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 caffeinemight give you a quick burst of energy, but once it wears… Read more »

Increase Energy with These Foods

We’ve all been there. It’s 3 pm and your head is getting heavier, it’s hard to focus and you know the afternoon slump has arrived. You need to increase energy levels stat.  Resist the urge to reach for a coffee or sugary snack just because your defenses are down. While it’s true that your body… Read more »

Energy Drinks and Your Heart

If you find yourself resorting to energy drinks for that afternoon slump, you may want to think again.  A recent study has found that consuming multiple energy drinks on a regular basis can increase your risk of abnormal heart rhythm and raise blood pressure levels. If you already have a heart condition, you need to be… Read more »

Are You Always Tired?

If you find yourself dragging throughout the day and don’t have enough energy to do the things you love, there could be an underlying reason.  Here are five of the most common reasons you’re always tired: You’re Not Drinking Enough Water – Being even slightly dehydrated can take a huge toll on energy levels. Dehydration causes… Read more »

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 »