Take the Ultimate All You 12-Week Health Challenge
Take the 2013 All You Ultimate Health Challenge and improve yourself—inside and out— in just 12 weeks.
Week 1: Amp Up Your EnergyGet a head-to-toe checkup: Feeling fatigued even after a good night's sleep? Schedule a physical just to make sure there isn't a nutrient deficiency or health condition to blame, such as anemia, thyroid issue or diabetes.
Seek out sunshine: Open your curtains in the morning. Sleep doctors say this simple action can lift your energy level. How? When you expose yourself to the sun's bright rays, your body's pineal gland stops secreting the sleepy-time hormone melatonin, so you begin to feel more alert.
Work in a walk: Go for a quick stroll to get your heart pumping. Tight on time? Experts say even just 10 minutes a day of aerobic exercise can help. If you need a reminder, set an alarm on your phone or computer. When it buzzes or dings, it's time to get up and get moving.
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