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healthy ways to stay energized without drinking a gallon of coffee?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Healthy energy: Comes from a healthy lifestyle -- adequate exercise, good diet, rewarding activities, supportive relationships, and goals and accomplishments consistent with your values. If you have those and still have low energy when you don't use a stimulant (caffeine), check with your physician for medical reasons. You may also be addicted to caffeine & experiencing withdrawal when you cut back.
Answered on May 3, 2016
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Dr. Nancy Liebler
28 years experience Critical Care
Breathing exercises: The breath can be used to energize the body. Bellows breath consists of a series of rapid, powerful, diaphragmatic rounds of breathing and is an excellent tonic any time your energy begins to flag. Like a strong cup of coffee, breathing exercises can energize by strengthening the brain and the nervous system, but without the deleterious side effects of caffeine. Breaths dissipate brain fog.
Answered on Apr 10, 2016
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Lots of ways!: Knowing what you care about gives you energy. Green tea is great alt to coffee. And there are a few supplements that can too. Cordyceps, a mushroom, enables cellular mitochondria to generate more energy, and improves blood flow to the extremities. Magnesium, for your heart, is run down by stress, supplement puts it back. Also coq10, ginseng and rhodiola. Enough sleep, movement and water, too!
Answered on May 3, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Freshly juiced organic parsley can significantly boost energy - BUT do not take in large amounts.
Apr 17, 2013

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