OKLAHOMA – The end of Daylight Saving Time is here, and even though we get an extra hour of sleep, it can take a bit of adjustment.
With dropping temperatures and Daylight Savings Time on Nov. 3, how are you going to keep those midday cat nap urges away?
Here are a few tips to keep those urges away.
1. Soak up some sun with some Vitamin D
The connection between mood disorders and vitamin D deficiency is well-established. A study at the University of Newcastle in Australia tested the effects of supplemental vitamin D intake versus a placebo in a group of healthy subjects in late winter. The subjects receiving vitamin D had a dramatic improvement in mood scores versus the placebo group.
2. Take Zinc to get rid of your sniffles
According to a study published in the American Society for Microbiology , zinc gluconate lozenges were tested in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial as a possible treatment for common colds. Zinc lozenges were found to shorten the average duration of common colds by about 7 days and up energy levels significantly.
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3. Caffeine and Water Fix
We’ve heard it over and over: Drink lots of fluids to stay healthy. Why not drink something crisp and caffeinated while burning a few extra calories?
One to Try: Medifast Essential 1 Calorie Burn: Available in Strawberry lemonade, Green Tea Lemon and Berry, these packets have no sugar, no fat, no sodium and only 5 calories! Each serving gives you 100 mg of caffeine and 90 mg of EGCG to enhance fat burning.
4. 30 Minutes of Cardio a day, Keeps you from being sleepy
According to Certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Expert John Rowley, doing a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week is vital for your energy levels. Cardio exercise increases the heart rate and increases the amount of oxygen in the body and oxygen is the largest source of energy for your body.
5. Take a 10 Minute Time Out
According to Dr. David Sack, M.D., mental health expert and the CEO of Promises Treatment Center, taking a ten minute time out can free your mind and prevent your mind from getting fatigued.