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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Energy Boost IV

Okay, one more post with some tips and tricks to empower you kicking fatigue to the curb and then I will no longer bother you with it. At least for now. Grin.

Pressure points.
Acupressure techniques can be natural energy boosters, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Applying pressure to key points on the body stimulates the nerves that regulate attention and alertness. Kornblatt suggests pulling on your ears – a practice touted in acupressure and craniosacral massage. (Start by gently tugging around the ears and lobes, then move up the tops of the ears and back down the sides.)

Research also shows that the acupressure point in the center of the top of your head can have a huge impact on pumping up energy. To find the point, place your thumbs on the tops of your ears, and stretch your hands up until your middle fingertips meet at the top of your head. Tap on this spot lightly for a few minutes while taking deep breaths, and feel the results.

Chug some H20.

Believe it or not, dehydration is a major cause of fatigue. Water makes up about 80 percent of the brain and is an essential element in neurological transmissions. When you're dehydrated, your blood is thicker and travels more slowly to the brain to deliver oxygen.

To avoid feeling sluggish from a lack of fluids, aim for eight glasses of liquid a day. "Water is the best choice because it has no calories, but decaffeinated coffee, natural fruit juice, herbal tea – even zero-calorie sodas – count toward your overall fluid intake," notes Moores. "The most important thing to remember is to avoid liquids that have a lot of sugar, such as smoothies, because the energy gains are only temporary."

Talk to yourself.

Positive self-talk plays a huge role in your energy level. Having a personal mantra, such as "It's going to be a great day!" can put a positive spin on your outlook. Tape an inspirational quote to your refrigerator, or look at yourself in the mirror and admire your favorite facial feature. On the days when you're in pain, repeat the phrase "I'm strong enough to get through this."

Staying positive is the very best thing you can do to boost your energy and promote good health.

~ Source: Arthritis Today.

From experience I know that last is absolutely true. When being under a lot of pressure and/or feeling down, it is good to count all the blessings and have faith. Nothing stays the same and it is all temporary. It will all work out, even if it does not seem like it at the moment.

Find the upside in the downside; yeah, your car may have broken down, but your friend is more then willing to help you out. It is raining and cold outside, but at least you got a roof over your head and can enjoy a hot cup of chocolate. We may not see our children and grandchildren, but at least they are healthy and well.

These are just a few examples and when you look closely, you will find many more blessings. If you don't see them, then remember the greatest one of all: God is always with you. How uplifting is that?!

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."


Anonymous Kitty said...

These are great tips Corry. Thanks for sharing sis :) ((HUGS)))

November 23, 2009 6:28 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

You are most welcome. I hope they are helpful. :-D


God's Grace.

November 23, 2009 7:21 AM  

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