Fight the afternoon slump

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Becoming tired in quickly becoming the new 20th century disease. According to the book ‘The 28Day Plan’ lack of energy can be attributed to: a bad diet, overindulgence in alcohol, lack of sleep and smoking. And we know that stress can zap our energy and leave us feeling tired. So how do we get more energy into our life?

One of the best ways to raise your energy is to consume energy producing foods such as Wildlife Control porridge, muesli, fish, poultry, lean lamb, bananas, dried fruit, fresh fruit, fresh vegies, baked potatoes, wholemeal foods, fresh juices, water, Soya milk, seeds and nuts. Foods to limit are coffee, tea, cows cheese, beef/pork, sugary foods, pastries, biscuits, chips, white flour foods, fizzy drinks and chocolate (oh no!) .

Other tips in the 28-Day Plan book to increase and restore energy are:

Hibernation-take 20 minutes per day for quiet time. Think about no one and nothing. Lie down, listen to some favourite music or close your eyes and drift off to a gorgeous island.

Breath-Spend 5 minutes doing some deep breathing. Sit on the floor in comfortable clothes. Close your eyes and slowly breathe in through your nose, hold for a count of five and slowly exhale to a count of 5.

Laugh-Have a great belly laugh. Refer back to my last newsletter for more tips.

(4). Sleep-Most people realise we need 8 hours of sleep for the most benefit. Some other tips are to sleep with the window slightly open (be security conscious too). Have a firm supportive mattress and adequate pillows. Go to bed the same time every night.

(5). Pamper yourself-Go out and treat yourself to a beautiful bunch of flowers (or choose some from your backyard). Have a massage, give yourself a facial or bubble bath, and go out for herbal tea with a friend.

(6). Do some stretching and bending of your body at the beginning of each day.

(7). Exercise for 30 minutes every day. Some exercise thoughts are: walking, biking, jogging, skipping, bouncing (trampoline), swimming, cleaning and gardening. Have a health check before beginning any exercise program.

(8). Eat breakfast.

So get to it. Use this information and tips to begin placing more energy back into your day!

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