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How to Get a Quick Energy Boost

If you find yourself feeling worn out, break free of those doldrums and give you back your pep.


  • Step 1: Get moving Get moving with some quick exercises like jumping jacks or push-ups wherever you are. Bursts of activity will increase your heart rate and blood flow to your brain for a quick pick-me-up.
  • Step 2: Go for a quick walk Take time to head for a quick 10-minute walk in the sunshine. The sights and sounds of nature can elevate your mood and the Vitamin D from sunlight can give you a boost of energy.
  • TIP: Consider purchasing specially designed desk lamps that simulate sunlight and boost mood and energy even during the grayest winter days.
  • Step 3: Motivate with music Flip on some motivational music to get your heart rate up, your mind focused, and your enthusiasm for the day chugging.
  • Step 4: Chow on a healthy snack Chow down on a healthy snack like nuts, which contain protein to dilate blood vessels and help with blood flow.
  • TIP: Protein also boosts mental alertness and energy, and keeps you from crashing later.
  • Step 5: Help a friend Help a friend in need for that rush of good feeling chemicals called endorphins. You can feel the same high by laughing at a funny video, cartoon, or joke as well.
  • Step 6: Surround yourself with happy people Surround yourself with naturally happy people and hand out a few compliments to feel instantly energized the rest of the day.
  • FACT: The Red Bull Energy Drink was founded in 1984, and the drink was an instant success when it hit Austrian markets in 1987.

You Will Need

  • Quick exercises
  • 10-minute walk
  • Motivational music
  • Healthy snacks
  • Happy friends
  • Specially designed desk lamp (optional)

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