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1/18/11 2:17 P

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Thanks for sharing this site I like it because this article keeps it simple. emoticon

Edited by: PEARLS8 at: 1/18/2011 (14:18)
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11/1/10 6:46 A

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Great additions to 'boosters'. Great job, team!

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10/31/10 2:22 P

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Great article, Anne.....some really great tips on there. I know that I have tried several of them before and they do work, but will report back to you on my efforts on all of them.....wellllll, except for jumping jacks. Don't think I will be doing many of those any way soon. *grin* although you can do it seated...a modified version, but just be sure that your chair is very sturdy..*grin* and the deep breathing exercise, Lee, is always hard to does work.

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10/21/10 7:15 P

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I don't know where I got the following but I copied it and saved it and find it very useful for stress and an energy pick-me-up.

Nighttime Breather

The end of another long day. "Pooped" may be the word you're looking for. Being busy and stressed out all day can sap extra energy pretty quickly. Yet as you look around the house, it's easily apparent that you have more to do before you can snuggle under the sheets. Try this pick-up tonight--it may surprise you.

Your body needs oxygen to perform. Bad breathing, which cuts off a large amount of oxygen, can be an energy killer. Here's a quick breathing exercise to replenish your oxygen and energy stores:

1. Lie down flat on your back, or sit against a wall. Use a pillow for comfort.
2. Close your eyes. Just pay attention to your breathing for a minute or two. Don't try to change it, just notice how it feels.
3. Practice breathing through your nose. Take long breaths, not deep breaths. Try not to force it.
4. Each breath should expand your belly, your lower back and ribs. Relax your shoulders and try not to breathe with your chest.
5. Make your exhale as long as your inhale to make sure all the bad air is gone.
6. Most people take 12-16 breaths per minute. Ideally, it should be 8-10.

Time Involved: 10-12 minutes

Body Benefit: A more relaxed state of mind; a body with calm energy


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10/20/10 4:00 P

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One of the emails I got from Sparkpeople yesterday was on 1min to boost your energy.
It is full of quick, easy ways to boost your energy, and maintain motivation and focus. It can be found at:

I found it very useful and the 2 or 3 ideas I tried certainly helped my energy level!!
Its certainly a very useful email and one I will keep for future reference.

Have a look at it and try a few ideas then report back on your thoughts and ideas on the suggestions. You might even like to incorporate some of the ideas into your daily schedule!!

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