Recharge After Christmas!
by Denise Austin ||
Hi Everyone! Hope you all had an amazing Christmas! I sure did! It is soooo much fun here in Thailand, but one thing is for sure, it takes a bunch of energy. LOL. The holidays can be a lot so it's important to recharge and keep our body energy levels up! Try my tips on how to recharge!
Breathe Deeply. Close your eyes and breathe slowly — in through your nose, out through your mouth — and repeat this until your heart rate slows. Meditative breathing like this increases the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream, which can help lower your blood pressure and heart rate and can relax tense muscles. With each breath, you'll deliver energy-giving oxygen to every cell in your body.
Get up and Move. Once an hour, simply stand up and stretch your arms over your head, take a deep breath, swing your arms from side to side, or walk up and down a flight or two of stairs. The science is basic: Moving stimulates circulation, which allows more oxygen to be transported to your muscles and brain. And more oxygen means more energy! You'll be amazed at how big of a difference these 60-second breaks can make.
Eat an energizing snack. Having a snack will help — but not just any food will do! The most energizing snacks offer a mixture of healthy carbs and protein, a hearty combo that will rev your metabolism and power you through to your next meal. Shoot for the 100- to 200-calorie range, and keep a few of these snacks on hand to ensure you never get caught with a grumbling tummy. Some of my favorite options: sliced veggies with hummus, air-popped popcorn and string cheese, or a piece of your favorite fruit with a handful of nuts.
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Love always from Your Personal Trainer,