4 Things to Avoid:
Avoid sugar: While it might seem like a good idea, the gratifying effects of sugar—from processed or packaged foods, sweets, and the like—are short-lived. Use natural sweeteners like stevia, brown rice syrup, and barley malt, which “are better for both your energy and your health,” Prange tells us.
Curb too much caffeine: Skip the double lattes; drink tea instead, McGee says.
Avoid slouching: If you round your body forward, it’ll deplete your energy, McGee continues.
Lose constrictive clothing & shoes: “Your body needs to move and breathe,” McGee says (and no, we’re not giving you an excuse to bring the pajama pants back in style). Same goes for super-high heels because you’ll stand, move, and walk less, McGee adds. ’Nuff said.
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