Gain­ing a more en­er­getic you

Style Magazine - - Health - BY EL­LIE HUGHES

You might think of high school as a time of be­ing per­pet­u­ally tired, but that’s not nec­es­sar­ily how it needs to be.

If you look out for your en­ergy lev­els with these handy tips then you can be on your way to a more en­er­getic you.

EX­ER­CISE

Log­i­cally, you wouldn’t think ex­er­cise would make you more en­er­getic, but it does.

In­creas­ing your fit­ness and stamina by exercising re­leases en­dor­phins, which are chem­i­cals that make you happy.

Play on a school sports team or go for a run, as long as you do some­thing to stop you sit­ting around all day.

SLEEP

Sleep is vi­tally im­por­tant to en­ergy lev­els, both while in school and be­yond.

Yet it’s easy to get caught up in the ac­tion of modern life and for­get to make sure we’re get­ting enough rest.

As a gen­eral rule, if you’re in high school then you should be get­ting at least eight or more hours sleep a night.

HEALTHY EAT­ING

Food is your main source of en­ergy and if you aren’t eat­ing enough or eat­ing well, then you aren’t get­ting the right amount.

A healthy, bal­anced diet is what you need to get you through the school day in top form.

Try healthy and tasty snacks like yo­gurt and berries or ap­ple and peanut but­ter.

PER­SONAL RE­LA­TION­SHIPS

It doesn’t mat­ter if you’re an in­tro­vert or an ex­tro­vert, a lit­tle so­cial in­ter­ac­tion can go a long way.

Make sure you have time for your friends and fam­ily in your busy sched­ule.

This makes for bet­ter re­la­tion­ships and a break for you to re­cover en­ergy.

PER­SONAL TIME

Ev­ery­thing should come in mod­er­a­tion, so make sure you take time for your­self too.

A con­stantly packed sched­ule will only stress you out and make you more tired than be­fore.

Give your­self a lit­tle “me time” and do some­thing you en­joy.

DON’T LET YOUR PER­SONAL RE­LA­TION­SHIPS SUF­FER

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