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Balanced Diet: The best way to keep a healthy body is a healthy diet. Especially at your age, a well balanced diet with vegetables and protein is necessary. Stay well hydrated with 2 liters of water a day. You should be able to get all of your necessary minerals and vitamins from your diet. ...Read more
Breathe: One way is the hawaiian "ha" breath. Find a quiet space. A round begins by breathing in to 7 counts (at your own comfortable speed). Hold breath for 7 counts. Breathe out for 7 counts. Hold breath again for 7 counts. This is a full round. Do 7 complete rounds. Other ways, from dr. Judith orloff: http://www. Drjudithorloff. Com/free-articles/4_techniques_to_protect_your_energy. Htm. ...Read more
Study first: Use the energy you have to study. Most other things are not as important and do not take as much energy. Make it a priority. Exercising daily will help you stay alert and think better. Eat healthy food and avoid fried processed food when you are able to do so. Make sure you get enough sleep. ...Read more
Why not already?: One question is: why are you not already energized when you wake up? Waking up feeling exhausted is not a normal part of the human condition, and can be a sign of a sleep disorder or just poor sleep hygiene. See dr. Patrick melder's health guide on sleep disorders here on healthtap, currently found at www. Healthtap. Com/health_guide/250. Identifying the problem will lead to a solution. ...Read more
No: If you have sufficient vitamin b12, extra doesn't help. Think of it like adding a fifth wheel to a car that needs four. Get your B12 from food such as wild salmon, sea kelp, and other sea vegetables. Don't let someone stick you with a needle if you can avoid it. Just a way to make money for some doctors and other health care providers. ...Read more
Healthy snacks: Most people run off caffeine and sugar through the day - that's not a good way to go. Doing that makes your blood sugar and Insulin levels yo-yo. It's best to start your day with a high protein and healthy fat breakfast, and then make sure that all of your snacks have a mix of protein, fat, and minimal complex carbs. Take a look at information on paleo diets. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Here are some suggestions: (1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid or minimize caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read more
How can I be more energized and awake in the morning. Also make my skin healthier and look clearer?
21 female. I've been taking gericomplex for mono, its not making me energised but I grew 3cms taller since I started it. Why?
Diurnal variation?: A 21yo female should have already reached her full growth. The gericomplex is a non factor. A normal individual can vary in their height between 0.8-2.8cm during the course of the day. You are tallest when you arise and thereafter gravity pulls you down. Accuracy between measurements is often less than perfectly reproducible. ...Read more
I have 5 athletic events this weekend. How can I properly take care of my body so that I am fully energized before each event?
Good luck!: You sound like someone who values his/her health. Stay active, but be careful you don't push your body to the point of injury. Get plenty of rest between events, warm up beforehand, stay hydrated, eat healthy well-balanced meals (rather than grabbing snacks or "energy" drinks), wear appropriate attire & footwear for each activity, don't overheat or become chilled, have a friend or relative nearby. ...Read more
Get enough sleep: Best way to feel awake and energized is to make sure you get enough sleep per night. Most people need no less than 7-9 hours of sleep per night. That's sleep, not time in bed. If you are getting less than that or on the low end (closer to the 7) it's likely you're going to feel more tired, especially in the mid-afternoon when your circadian rhythm nadir kicks in. ...Read more
7-8 hours sleep: If you wake up tired, and are dragging and drowsy during the day, you may have sleep apnea. You need to see your doctor and perhaps have a sleep study. Today in many cases an oral appliance can be used instead of the CPAP machine. A dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can help you if you do have sleep apnea. Do not take sleeping pills. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Eisen: Balance work with the rest of your life. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Avoid sugar, caffein: Regular exercise, getting enough sleep, avoid sugar and caffeine, open window if you can. It could be due to sick building syndrome - lack of proper air circulation if windows are sealed closed. Get up from your desk every hour for a stretch or a short walk. If you are a vegetarian, vitamin B12 supplementation can help. A multivitamin and coq10 could also help. Or, perhaps your job is boring. ...Read more
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! ...Read more