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Lately I find it hard to keep my eyes open while studying, and difficult to stop from yawning in the middle of work. How can a girl concentrate on anything while wishing she was snuggled up in bed falling fast asleep? She can’t! It has become clear that I need more energy, so I decided to do a little research to see what I can do to give myself a boost. Here are some of the best tips I came up with – I guarantee you’ve heard some of these before, but some of them, or the ways some of them are meant to be done, were certainly new to me.

  1. Get Enough Sleep
    We’ve all heard this one. The “you need your rest” mantra we hated as kids, but now miss oh so much. Seriously though, get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. You’d be surprised how much it helps.
  2. Eat Breakfast
    Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Don’t skip it. Even if it’s just grabbing a granola bar as you race out the door, or grabbing an apple or banana from the break room at work. It’ll make a difference to how you get your day going.
  3. Drink Enough Water
    8 glasses a day ladies! 6 of those glasses are supposedly best to drink before 3pm because that’s when your body does most of it’s flushing out of your systems, so re-hydrating will help that process, as well as keep you ready for action AND (this is always a plus) help keep your skin looking great.
  4. Rub/Tug On Your Earlobes
    According to Chinese medicine, stimulating your earlobes also sends stimulation to the rest of your body. It also helps draw blood to your head and gets it flowing. So give your ears a little massage and a few gentle tugs when you’re feeling drowsy.
  5. Stretch
    Sitting around all day is enough to make anyone drowsy. Get up and stretch, let your body get some movement. You’ll notice that you perk up a bit.
  6. Work Out
    Working out releases endorphins, which in turn, release energy into your body. That pumped up feeling you get after working out? That would be those endorphins.
  7. Try Deep Breathing & Meditation
    Deep breathing allows more oxygen to get into your system, giving your body more to work with. Let your stomach inflate as you inhale slowly and deeply through your nose, and deflate as you exhale slowly through your mouth, pushing out the air until you can’t anymore. Meditation and visualization can help bring you to a place where you feel fresher and are ready to tackle anything at hand. Meditation however, does take practice. But don’t give up! I promise you that once you master it, it is well worth it.
  8. Take Power Naps
    No, not hour-long ones. Believe it or not, the perfect power nap lasts only 15-20 minutes. This way, your body only has time to go into the first stage of sleep, rather than going deeper and not having enough time to come out of it properly. Anything over 20 minutes can lead to waking up more exhausted than before. So set that alarm!
  9. Eat Healthy, Balanced Meals
    Making sure to eat healthy and regularly is an important life skill. It helps to nourish your body and get the right nutrients into your system as the day goes on. Choose healthy snacks as well, to ensure that you are getting your energy from the correct places, and also to help you keep up your energy longer.
  10. Play
    Remember how you could run around for hours as a kid? Well that’s because you loved it! Get out daily and play – literally. Do something fun with your kids, your pet, or a friend. Do something you enjoy. Make time for you to have some fun.
  11. Re-evaluate Your Relationships
    Relationships can easily drain you of your energy. If you constantly have to argue with someone, work hard at keeping up a relationship, or give and not get anything back, you need to take a long hard look at those relationships. There’s a fine line between putting in the effort, and being taken advantage of or being worn down. Be careful.
  12. Take Your Vitamins 
    Taking a vitamin supplement can help boost your energy (whether you have a vitamin deficiency or not) and make you healthier overall.

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This morning on my way to school I was exhausted, to say the least. I needed a boost, some energy, a revival of some sort. But what…? As I drove on I got to thinking and it hit me:

We all have those mornings where we can barely drag ourselves out of bed, or the afternoons where all we want to do is collapse when there is still a million things to be done. And I know that we all have those moments in our lives where we’re feeling down, or tired, or just plain worn out in general. Well I have the perfect pick-me-up for that!

Rules: This can be done alone or with any number of friends or family members – in a car, kitchen, park, room – just about anywhere safe – BUT the key is to ONLY do it in an environment in which YOU are COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE.

Step 1: Find your favorite song.

Step 2: Find a music player of some sort.

Step 3: Turn volume up high – preferably loud enough to where you can’t hear yourself sing, or you can only hear your voice in sync with the singer(s). (This may best be done once the music has started to avoid hurting your ears.

Step 4: Sing your heart out. And I mean it. Sing loud, sing from your stomach, sing with feeling and passion and give it all you’ve got.

Step 5: If you feel like it, dance.

Step 6: Continue to rock out until your mood has improved. :)

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By Liz Brody
O, The Oprah Magazine  |  June 04, 2010

We crave it, lust after it, would give our firstborn for it (especially our just-born). Energy is the hot currency in this breathless, sleep-deprived, 100-miles-per-hour world.

Acupuncturist and herbalist Christopher Hobbs attributes our energy shortage to mismanagement. "We take great care in running our finances, but we never think about managing our energy," he says. Using the bank analogy, the three key questions to ask yourself are: How can you increase the day-to-day amount you have available? How can you add to your savings account—your deeper reserves? And is there any way to use it all more efficiently? "The amount we have on tap would surprise most people," Hobbs says. He and the rest of a team of 15 medical experts O brought together to lead us toward better health have a host of ideas about how to infuse a little more energy into each day.

1. Make a list of everything you plan to do today: In Column A, include the activities that drain you; in column B, those that replenish you. Now figure out how to remove one item from A and add one to B.

2. Don’t even think about having a bagel or doughnut (refined carbs) for breakfast. Complex carbs, especially uncooked ones (like muesli), and a bit of protein will give you slow, sustained energy.

3. Take an extra step—and 499 more. "Exercise gets your heart pumping more blood to the muscles," says internist Marianne Legato, MD. "It’s one of the best antidotes to fatigue."

4. Plug into a great memory of you bursting with excitement—your first crush, a big promotion. Relive it in your mind. "Enthusiasm, radiance, joy—these energetic states come from happy emotions," says stress expert Alice Domar, PhD.

5. Get a blood test for both low thyroid function and anemia—two of the most common, and treatable, causes of fatigue.

6. When you get home from work, stretch for five minutes. "It takes energy to hold our muscles tight—a big waster," Hobbs says.

7. Don’t turn on the TV for 24 hours. "Television," Domar says, "can suck the energy right out of you."

8. Assign one of your regular chores to another member of your household. If you live alone, is there one task (laundry, dog walking) you can hire someone to do?

9. Do you spend your mornings hooked up to a coffee mug? Try smaller amounts of caffeine—you may feel more acceleration with less. Or switch to green tea, which has some caffeine and lots of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

10. If you have the opportunity, flirt, even if you’re in a wonderful relationship. Innocently catching a man’s eye and offering some acknowledgment creates a charge.

11. Want pure invigoration? Jump rope for three minutes. Or just jump in place. "There’s nothing on the planet better than getting up and moving," says nutrition and metabolism expert Pamela Peeke, MD.

12. Get a half hour—even better, an hour—more sleep and just see what it feels like.

13. Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Are you dwelling on an ex-lover? Stewing over a grudge at work? Consider letting go.

14. Go ahead and grab an energy bar if you don’t have time for a meal. But, Peeke warns, choose one with no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of saturated fat (two to six grams of total fat).

15. Write down what your purpose in life is. "You have to be going somewhere to have the energy you need to get there," says cardiologist Mehmet Oz, MD.

16. On your commute home, don’t read or listen to the news. Pop your favorite rock-out album into your car stereo or portable CD player and amp it up.

17. Take a deep breath—one that feels like it fills your whole body. And let it out all the way. Take another, and one more.

18. Fill a big, beautiful bowl with equal parts water and vinegar, and add sliced cucumbers. Chill it. Throughout the day, refresh yourself with a cucumber nosh.

19. Slip on some strappy heels, a sexy bra. "Arousal," says sexuality expert Pepper Schwartz, PhD, "is like the energy you feel when you start a race. Your senses are alive, your focus is more intense, you’re more aware of your body."

20. To override an energy dip, have a slice of avocado or a small handful of nuts—snacks containing healthy fats offer smooth, long-lasting octane.

21. If you’re spread so thin you’re just about threadbare, gaze inward: Are you using frenetic activity to avoid feeling pain? Or to mask some kind of insecurity? And are you willing to address those problems so you can restock your vitality?

22. Call up your most fun, zany friend and get a dose of enthusiasm—it’s contagious. Even better, make plans to do something together.

23. Go out right now and spend some serious, or not so serious, cash on yourself. There’s absolutely no science to it, but shopping has a way of reanimating you when you’ve run out of steam. Could it be a natural high?

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Gray skies got you down? Try restorative postures to rebalance your nervous system.

By Carol Krucoff
source: www.yogajournal.com

For years, winter brought serious mood changes for Natalie Engler. She craved carbohydrates, struggled with lethargy, and hated to get out of bed in the morning. The feelings lasted through April, when her mood brightened and her energy returned.

This cyclic form of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is thought to be triggered by a lack of sunlight during the winter. SAD is often treated with light therapy, which gave Engler, now a restorative yoga teacher, little relief. “I just figured that winter blues was something I’d have to live with,” she recalls. But during teacher training with clinical psychologist and Integrative Yoga therapist Bo Forbes, Engler developed a practice to combat her winter depression. It included pranayama (breathwork) and meditation in front of her light box; vinyasa yoga; and at least 20 minutes a day of restorative yoga, which she describes as the single most powerful part of the practice.

“Restorative yoga may look passive from the outside, but it’s very active internally on both subtle and dramatic levels,” says Forbes, who is the founder and director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics in Boston. “Our nervous systems are designed to respond to minute fluctuations in our environments. Restorative yoga, combined with breathwork, is a potent tool to recalibrate the nervous system.”

Restorative yoga and breathwork form the heart of the therapeutic yoga practice Forbes developed for emotional balance. “Many people don’t realize that SAD has three distinct phases,” she says. “In the dead of winter [December through February], it looks like depression, with symptoms such as lethargy and carbohydrate craving. But in the fall and early spring, it is often characterized by hypomania, where people tend to have physical agitation, racing thoughts, and a decreased need for sleep and food. At these times, your practice should address that increased anxiety and activation.”

Forbes advises people who are struggling with SAD, or think they might be, to first notice whether the body feels energized or tired, and whether the mind is agitated or lethargic. Then, practice the following sequence, choosing the breathwork that’s appropriate for you. It may help to do some active postures first, particularly if you’re feeling restless and anxious. “It’s important to learn to practice to your nervous system and ride the waves of emotional fluctuations, not just when things get really bad,” Forbes says, “but all year long, to strengthen and support your emotional health.”

Restore & Rebalance

Bo Forbes says the breathwork in these restorative postures makes all the difference in their effect on the nervous system. If you’re feeling anxious and restless in your mind and body, as is typical of SAD during the fall and early spring, exhale for twice the count of your inhalation as you practice these poses. (If you’re still feeling agitated after that, take a supported Childs Pose.) If you’re feeling lethargic in your mind and body, make your exhalations and inhalations of equal length. Hold each pose for 5 to 20 minutes.

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Meditation is a great way to get inspiration. If you’re seeking comfort, peace, and calm, then meditation may be the right tactic for you. Meditation can help bring forward subconscience thoughts and feelings, as well and allowing you to get in tune with your inner self. Its used for relaxation, some medicinal purposes, and side by side with yoga. Give it a try and find the right kind of meditaiton for you sepecifically with my 10 Days of Meditation.

Dhyana (Cross-Heart Kirtan Kriya Meditation)

Step by Step

1. Sit in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) with a straight spine. Close your eyes and then open them just a little bit. Stare at the tip of your nose. Meditating here will help still a noisy mind.

2. Cross the forearms below the wrists, in front of the chest. Prepare to work with the mantra Sa-Ta-Na-Ma.

Saa – Infinity
Taa – Life
Naa – Transformation
Maa – Rebirth

3. Begin to chant, Saa – taa – naa – maa as you play the fingers by touching the thumb tip to the fingertips in the following fashion:

Saa – touch the tip of the thumbs to the index fingers
Taa – touch the tip of the thumbs to the middle fingers
Naa – touch the tip of the thumbs to the ring fingers
Maa – touch the tip of the thumbs to the pinkie fingers

4. Continue for 11 minutes. To end, inhale, hold, close the eyes, and become completely still. Relax. The hemispheres will balance; a new sense of peace will ensue.

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Meditation is a great way to get inspiration. If you’re seeking comfort, peace, and calm, then meditation may be the right tactic for you. Meditation can help bring forward subconscience thoughts and feelings, as well and allowing you to get in tune with your inner self. Its used for relaxation, some medicinal purposes, and side by side with yoga. Give it a try and find the right kind of meditaiton for you sepecifically with my 10 Days of Meditation.

Dhyana (Calm Heart Meditation)

Step by Step

1. To begin, find a comfortable posture for meditation (seated on a cushion or blanket, in a chair, or against a wall). It may be helpful to set a timer for 10, 20, or 30 minutes so you can deepen your meditation without being distracted by the time. You may also want to gently ring a bell at the beginning and end of your meditation.

2. Place your hands on your knees in Jnana mudra (index and thumb touching), with palms facing up to open your awareness or palms facing down to calm the mind. Scan your body and relax any tension you feel. Let your spine rise from the base of the pelvis. Draw your chin slightly down and let the back of your neck lengthen.

3. Bring your awareness to the center of your chest. To draw your mind into meditation, start to repeat the sound Om with each exhalation. You can chant Om silently at your heart region or out loud, letting the sound emanate from your chest, as though you have lips on your heart.

4. Let the sound vibrate like a gong, where the sound of Om ripples in all directions. As you work with the sound, feel that each Om widens your heart like a great lake. As you stay with the Om, feel that your heart is being washed of any unnecessary gripping, tension, or feeling.

5. Next up is the Skeptic. Before asking the Controller to speak with the Skeptic, however, take a deep breath; when you shift into another voice, it’s good to give the mental movement a physical correlation.

6. When you are ready, bring your hands together in Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal) and complete your meditation with a moment of gratitude, reflection, or prayer to integrate the energy of your meditation into your life. You can bring your awareness to your heart anytime throughout the day to return to the seat of unconditional love.

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By Stephanie Schorow, Special to Lifescript
Published March 03, 2010

It’s 4 p.m. and you’ve hit the wall. You can’t concentrate and your zip is zapped. But hold off on that Snickers fix. Find out what’s draining your energy and learn how to put more pep in your step…

You haven’t been getting enough sleep lately, but could that be all that’s zapping your energy?

Constant weariness may stem from more than a few late-night parties. Some culprits? Disease or heavy bleeding, for example. Or it could be your couch-potato habits and poor diet.

Whatever its cause, ongoing fatigue can leave you vulnerable to infections, according to a Carnegie Mellon University study published in 2009 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Of 153 healthy men and women aged 21-55, those who got less than seven hours of sleep were almost three times more likely to catch a cold than those who slept eight hours or more.

But fatigue isn’t just triggered by physical causes, says Lilian Cheung, R.D., a Harvard University lecturer and director of health promotion and communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. It’s mental too.

Being stressed out or working too hard – even thinking too much – saps energy levels, she says. “The mind needs to rest.”

Sometimes an underlying medical condition – diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, fibromyalgia – drains your get-up-and-go and you’ll need a doctor’s help to treat or manage symptoms.

But we can be our own energy-sapping enemies. Here are 8 ways you may be depleting your pep. Plus, learn new ways to get from slow to go:

Energy Zapper #1: A sugar- and fat-filled breakfast
Mom always told you to eat breakfast. But wolfing down a bagel or muffin as you sprint out the door isn’t the nutrition she had in mind.

That carbohydrate-rich meal tastes great, but you’ll be crashing in a few hours.

Sugar-and-starch combos boost energy temporarily because of the way our bodies process glucose (sugar), says Stuart Fischer, M.D., founder of the Park Avenue Diet and author of Dr. Fischer’s Little Book of Big Medical Emergencies.

Eating stimulates the pancreas to release the hormone insulin, which helps glucose enter your cells and gives you an energy burst.

A typical sugar-loaded breakfast puts too much glucose too quickly into the bloodstream. The cells can’t absorb it all, so excess glucose is converted to the molecule glycogen, which is stored in the liver and muscle tissue. That’s when blood sugar levels drop and you start to drag.

If glucose levels drop too much, “your brain can get a little fuzzy,” Cheung says. “Some people have trouble concentrating.”

Re-energize: Start the day with whole grains and/or lean protein, which take longer to convert into glucose and can sustain energy levels for longer periods.

Fisher’s breakfast Rx? A bowl of oatmeal or two boiled or poached eggs with tomato and lettuce.

Energy Zapper #2: Not exercising
Too tired to work out? Whatever you do, don’t skip it. Exercise will put spring back in your step.

People who regularly complained of fatigue increased energy levels by 20% with regular, low-intensity exercise, according to a 2008 University of Georgia study.

You don’t have to run marathons either. The study found that those who did low-intensity exercises, such as walking, cut fatigue levels more than those who ran or did high-impact aerobics.

Re-energize: Exercise every day, even for as little as 10 minutes.

If you’re in a time crunch, just “take a walk around the hallway,” Cheung says.

If possible, work out first thing in the morning, Fischer says. “It can be as stimulating as an espresso [for] waking you up.”

If you’re drooping after lunch, take a 10- to 20-minute walk. Even just standing up while working instead of sitting in front of a computer helps loosen the body.

“That’s why I love the speakerphone,” Cheung says. “I don’t have to hold it or bend my neck in a way that drains me.”

Energy Zapper #3: The bottomless coffee cup
Heading to the java joint around the corner for your fifth cup of the day? Not only will the caffeine keep you tossing all night, it also does a number on your hormones. Coffee stimulates production of adrenaline and cortisol, two hormones that increase alertness.

But that effect doesn’t last, so you pour another mugful. Trouble is, after the third cup, the caffeine stops working. “It’s like squeezing a sponge,” Fischer says. After a while, you only get a few drops.

People who keep chugging cups throughout the day may over-stimulate adrenaline production. That stresses and slows the adrenaline gland, causing hormone depletion, Fischer says.

Re-energize: Cut back – but don’t necessarily give up – coffee. One to three cups a day may make you sharper, Cheung says, noting studies have shown that java improves cognitive function in the elderly.

Researchers found that midlife coffee drinkers had a lower risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s as they age compared to those drinking little or no coffee, according to a long-term Finnish study published in 2009 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Check out 9 Caffeine Myths Explained.

Energy Zapper #4: Carb-loaded snacks
It’s 4 p.m. and you need a wake-up call. A trip to the snack-room vending machine might perk you up, right? Wrong that’s where you get burned.

“A candy bar actually depletes [energy] in the long term,” Fischer says.

Remember what happened with your sugar-coated breakfast? Candy, too, provides the boost but it’s quickly followed by a slump. So goes for high-energy drinks, such as Red Bull.

Energy drinks are particularly bad for overweight people “like poison,” Fischer says.

Obese people are already overproducing insulin from the excess sugars they consume. A candy bar sends another huge jolt of sugar into their systems, he says.

Eventually it leads to insulin resistance, a condition in which the body produces but does not process insulin correctly, and type 2 diabetes.

Watch out for “healthy” juices too, because they’re often loaded with sugar, Cheung says. About 12 ounces of orange juice has 10 spoonfuls of sugar – the same as in 12 ounces of cola.

Re-energize: Choose high-fiber or protein snacks, like a slice of turkey wrapped around a carrot stick or celery stalk, Fischer says.

For a refreshing low-sugar sip, drink seltzer water with a splash of juice, Cheung advises.

Edamame (green soy beans) are an excellent source of soy and protein – and healthy for women because they contain phyto-estrogen, a plant-based form of the hormone, Fischer says. Microwave them for a quick snack.

Nuts, such as pistachios, raw almonds and walnuts, are another energy-booster.

“I love nuts,” says Keri Glassman, R.D., author of The O2 Diet. “They’re filled with antioxidants and have fiber, healthy fat and protein.”

An added bonus: They keep your ticker healthy. People who ate nuts several times a week reduced their risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death or cardiovascular disease by 30%-50%, according to three recent studies.

Just don’t mindlessly munch handfuls all day because nuts are high in calories. If you’re on a diet, practice portion control – an ounce or so a day, Cheung says.

Energy Zapper #5: You’re not getting enough magnesium
Nodding off at your desk? Sleepiness and muscle weakness are symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

Many Americans consume less magnesium than the recommended amounts. “The good news is that it’s widely available” in a lot of foods, says Jill Weisenberger, R.D., C.D.E, Lifescript’s Nutritionist.

The mineral is crucial to keep your body functioning – it plays a role in more than 300 of its biochemical reactions, according to the National Institutes of Health. It maintains muscle and nerve functions, keeps the heart ticking steadily and your immune system strong and promotes bone strength.

Plus, “blood pressure creeps up as we age and diets rich in magnesium help keep it in check,” Weisenberger says.

Certain drugs, such as some diuretics (Lasix, Bumex and hydrochlorothiazide) and antibiotics (Gentamicin, tetracycline and Amphotericin), can cause a magnesium deficiency. So can some disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, a serious chronic inflammation of the intestines, and poorly controlled diabetes.

Re-energize: Head for the salad bar: Dark-green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, are the best source of magnesium. Same goes for certain fish, like halibut, which has 90 milligrams (mg) in a 3-ounce serving.

“Eat a variety of whole grains, nuts, beans like pintos and kidney beans and dark-green vegetables,” Weisenberger says.

Women need 310-320 mg of magnesium a day – more if you’re pregnant (350-400 mg) or breastfeeding (310-360 mg). You can take supplements, but first get your doctor’s OK.

Energy Zapper #6: Heavy periods
Do you drag during heavy menstrual periods? You could have iron-deficiency anemia, a condition where you don’t have enough iron in your blood. The mineral is crucial to making hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen throughout the body.

Women are particularly susceptible to iron-deficiency anemia because of heavy bleeding, long periods and uterine fibroids. Tiredness is one hallmark; other symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness and weakness.

“Anemia from a heavy period produces fatigue that can’t be helped by exercise, coffee or anything else,” Fischer says. “It’s as if the person isn’t breathing as much.”

Re-energize: Women need 18 mg of iron a day; less (8 mg) if you’re 51 and older.

See a doctor for a blood test to diagnose anemia. Don’t take iron supplements on your own, Fischer warns, because the supplements can cause upset stomach, constipation and other digestive problems.

Plus, it’s best to get the mineral from iron-rich foods, including clams, organ meats, eggs, green leafy vegetables, dried beans and legumes.

Energy Zapper #7: Not enough zzz’s
It almost goes without saying: If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll be tired – and gain weight. Too many late nights spark cravings for sweets and high-carb treats, Fischer says.

Re-energize: Women need at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night. If you’re not getting that, take short “power naps” of 10-20 minutes if you can, Glassman says.

Or meditate for 10-15 minutes to clear your mind and refresh your body.

It’s like rebooting your brain, just like you do with your computer, says Hawaii-based psychologist Matthew B. James, Ph.D. The goal is to ease your brain temporarily from an active beta wave state to an alpha wave state, the state that precedes sleep.

His suggested meditation:

Step 1: Stare out the window or at a pleasant picture and slow down your thoughts.

Step 2: Take long breaths through your nose and out your mouth with a “ha” sound.

It doesn’t have to take much time. You can meditate anywhere and almost any time, says Cheung, who has written the soon-to-be-published book Savor – Mindful Eating, Mindful Life with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hahn.

“People think you meditate only on a cushion,” she says. “You can be standing in an airport security line.”

Energy Zapper #8: Stress
The brain doesn’t distinguish between the anxiety of being late for work or being chased by a saber-tooth tiger. Either way, our “fight-or-flight” system releases hormones, including adrenaline, to give us a burst of speed or action.

But unless you’re actually running from a huge hungry cat, the hormones build up in your body and eventually wear you out. It may be in your head, but psychological stress can cause physical problems such as lower energy levels, chronic pain, digestive problems and illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

Re-energize: There’s one stress management tool that women carry with them everywhere, Cheung says: Their breath.

“All they need to do is focus on the breath, following their ‘in breath’ and their ‘out breath,’ ” Cheung says.

Even simpler? Just smile, she says. This relaxes facial muscles and releases tension.

Are You A Stress Case?
Jobs, bosses, colleagues, family, money, and time… stress creeps into life from all angles. Do you ever wonder if you’re a stress case? Take this stress quiz to find out.

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