How can I have more energy during the day?

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The number one answer for having enough energy throughout the day is, of course, getting enough sleep throughout the night. Both quantity (seven to nine hours) and quality are important. If you are getting enough quality sleep and you still feel fatigued during the day, it's time to look at your diet. Eating a healthy breakfast with protein and complex carbohydrates is important, as foods high in simple sugars can give you a burst of energy that soon fades, leaving you tired. Protein and complex carbohydrates can last much longer, giving you steady energy throughout the day. Finally, an active lifestyle has been shown to combat fatigue. Taking a brisk walk during your lunch break can help energize you for the rest of your workday.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One surefire way to fight your fatigue is to ban the snooze button. You've decided what time you are going to get up every day -- and that does not mean 15 minutes early and snoozing until it's time to get out of bed.

Ditch the caffeine and find alternative ways to boost your energy, like aromatherapy, exercise, and spicy foods. Aromatherapy can wake up certain parts of the brain, and by inhaling some fresh lemon you can give yourself a lemon lift without spending $5 at Starbucks.

Another tip is to counteract the energy drain caused by a heavy lunch with a preemptive multivitamin. Vitamins C and E open arteries and increase circulation; heavy meals laden with fat constrict arteries and make you sleepier.

Boost your energy by taking D-ribose, or ribose, daily. Some research has found that natural D-ribose supplements can significantly improve energy. It's available in pill or powder form and is an essential energy source for your cells.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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