Dodge brain drain
by catching some rays!
One reason we feel like climbing back in bed by midmorning on dreary days: A gland in the brain (the pineal) produces the sleep hormone melatonin overnight but has trouble shutting off production if we don’t see sunshine shortly after waking. The antidote: a five-minute break outdoors (the perfect excuse to enjoy the crisp fall weather)! Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that even brief exposure to UV light resets the pineal gland, revving alertness by 35% for two hours!
AND TRY SKIPPING!
Amazing energy is just a hop, skip and jump away, literally! A San Francisco State University study revealed there’s no need to hit the gym— simply skipping for three minutes raises your heart rate enough to make you feel up to 56% more energetic.