GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Feeling a little sluggish following the Daylight Saving Time change?
Fitness guru Chris Freytag has some tips to help you get an energy boost.
1. Contrary to popular belief, exercising doesn't make you tired -- it literally creates energy in your body. Aerobic exercise helps to increase the mitochondria in your body. Mitochondria are the energy factories of the cells. The more mitochondria, the more energy.
So maybe you fit in a workout at lunch - climb some stairs, lift some weights tonight - whatever you can do to move your body today. Even getting up out of your chair every hour to take a lap or two around the office may be enough to get those mitochondria energy factories powered up -- and for you to feel some instant results.
2. Eat healthy – When your body is tired and sleep isn't an option, many people turn to junk food. Better option: choose foods with nutrients to fuel your body. Avoid chemicals and sugar that will leave you feeling sluggish.
3. Dehydration is also a cause of fatigue, so stay hydrated – even in this cold weather. Keep a water bottle at your desk today. Fill it up several times. Get in your 64 ounces of water today.