Posts Tagged ‘Energy level’

Top 10 tips to fight fatigue

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

When your energy levels are low, everything you do becomes a big task. Read on for practical tips to fight fatigue.

If you struggle to make it through the day, avoid a social gathering due to the effort it involves or just feel plain tired day after day; it’s time to step back and rethink what’s bringing you down. Eliminate the things that sap your energy and bring in changes that give your energy levels a boost.

Top 10 tips to fight fatigue

Get some exercise: When you find your energy levels dropping, you could either reach for a chocolate bar or take a ten-minute walk. Opt for the walk, research shows it elevates your mood and energy levels for longer while a sugar boost will increase your energy initially but cause a drop a while later. (more…)

Why chocolate is good for your health

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the American Chemical Society (ACS) – the world’s largest scientific society, has released a new Bytesize Science video today featuring five chemistry facts that highlight why chocolate, in moderation, may be good for you.

The video, produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, is available at www.BytesizeScience.com

The video explains how a bar of chocolate contains hundreds of compounds, many with beneficial properties.

Among the video’s “sweet” facts were that chocolate may improve your mood, and not just because of its delicious flavor.

Chocolate contains a number of chemicals that inhibit the breakdown of the neurotransmitter anandamide — sometimes called “the molecule of bliss” — which can block feelings of pain and depression.

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5 foods to boost your energy

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Whether you’re heading out for an exercise session or suffering from a mid-afternoon slump, there are times when we all need an energy boost. For an instant pick-me-up to help you keep going, check out these top 5 energy-boosting foods.

Oats

If you’re feeling worn out, weak or unable to concentrate, you could be deficient in certain B vitamins. B vitamins not only help to keep the brain functioning properly, they also help the body to break down carbohydrates into glucose to fuel the body. For a good source of B vitamins, try incorporating oats into your diet with a morning bowl of porridge or a few oatcakes.

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Health news of the day: Exercise outdoors to improve health

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Outdoor activity helps revitalise us and increases our energy levels besides easing tension, confusion, anger and depression.

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