Human Resources & Organizational Development
You're exhausted and ready for a nap. But your to-do list isn't getting any shorter. Rather than reach for another cup of coffee, try boosting your energy with these tips:
Tired of feeling tired? Imagine waking up and actually feeling rested in the morning. You want to feel this way every day, right? Unfortunately, getting a good night's sleep is not always easy, especially if you have sleep problems that keep you tossing and turning all night. Talk with your doctor about safe and healthy ways to improve your sleep.
When you skip breakfast, you skip out on nutrients your body needs to fire up your morning. You're also more likely to overeat at lunch and reach for sugary snacks midmorning. A balanced breakfast can set you up for success. It improves productivity and concentration. And it may even help with weight control.
What dounts as a healhty breakfast? Fiber and protein together fuel your body so you feel satisfied longer. Go for a combination of high-fiber whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, fruits and begetables.
Team up with coworkers for a better breakfast. Skip the doughnuts in the break room and bring a basket of fresh fruit to share.
Keep energy going through the morning with this recipe for Peanut Butter, Banana and Flax Smoothies.
June is Men's Health Month. Studies show men are less likely than women to address worrisome symptoms or go to the doctor. In aaddition to getting regular checkups, men can significantly lower their risk of developing serious conditions with healthier lifestyle choices like a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking.
1. Get Sleep
Sleep 7-9 hours every night. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression have been associated with inadequate sleep.
2. Get Active
Exercise doesn't have to be a chore. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and go on a bike ride or enjoy an evening walk with your dog. Get your body moving at least 2 1/2 hours a week.
3. Get Checked
See your doctor for regular checkups. Pay attention to signs and symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and excessive thirst and see your doctor if you have these or other symptoms. Regular checkups can pinpoint conditions before they become a problem.