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Energy starts with a good night's sleep. If you don't get the
rest you need you'll never have any energy.
For a lasting energy, snack on protein foods like skinless
poultry, fish and pasta.
Avoid sugar type snacks.
A coke, a cup of coffee or other beverages with caffeine will
give you a quick temporary boost of energy but if you take too
much you will feel worse later on when the caffeine wears off.
Since sleep is a source of energy be sure to avoid alcohol or
caffeine close to bed time to assure you of a better quality of
If it is possible, take a short nap in early afternoon. You
will be surprised at how well you will feel, often better than
when you first get up in the morning.
To sleep better, don't go to bed until you are ready. Try to
get up a little earlier each morning until you get tired enough
at night to go to sleep at a reasonable hour.
Keep your work and your hobbies out of the bedroom. Use that
room to rest, relax and sleep.
Never lay in bed if you cannot sleep. Get up and do something
that usually makes you drowsy. Go back to bed only when you can
no longer keep your eyes open.
For a good night's sleep have milk and crackers. You have
heard this for years and it still works well.
There are two ways that I personally use to recharge. That is
to take a cold shower and then sit down with a tall glass of
lemonade. This works well if you live in a hot climate or during
the summer months in northern cities.
Every day keep a record of the things or foods that seem to
give your body a charge and when you need to refresh, you repeat
those methods or eat to give you the energy you need.
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