9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

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1. Try Something New

New experiences are known to give your body a rush. Scientific research proves it! “We’ve known that when people do something novel, the brain’s reward chemical, dopamine, is released,” says Gregory Berns, M.D., a neuroscientist at Emory University, in Atlanta.

2. Stay Active
The more you move around, the better your circulation, and the better your body can move oxygen and nutrients to the places they’re needed in your body. If you sit at a desk job, it may be helpful to get up and walk around periodically; at least once an hour is ideal.

3. Breathe Deeply 
Andrew Weil, M.D., suggests this simple breathing exercise when you’re feeling yourself tire: “Put the tip of your tongue against the ridge behind your upper teeth. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Then inhale deeply through your nose for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and exhale through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat for a total of four breaths.”

Read all 9 simple tricks at RealSimple.com

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