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How can I have more energy during the day?

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.

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