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Smart Woman: How to Boost Your Energy


Career, kids, finances, and family: Many of today's women are juggling it all and many are exhausted.

In fact, 75-percent of women say they feel drained.

So how do you boost your energy?

The job, the kids, the house, the life - the more you have to do the more exhausted you feel doing it! "one of my colleagues asked me, 'How are you?' and I said, 'oh, I'm so tired,' and he says, 'you know, you say that every day,'" said dr. Lisa Masterson.

Karen Powell, a college president, did feel that way, every day, all day long. In our always-on-the-go society, it's no surprise many women say they're exhausted. "Women do a lot of things in general. We're kind of programmed that way," said Masterson. As a t-v star, doctor, writer, philanthropist, and mom, Doctor Lisa Masterson says she can relate. But Doctor Masterson admits-to have the energy to have it all, first make sure your exhaustion isn't something else. "A lot of times, the energy thing is depression," she said.

Next - set goals.

"All of the sudden you become a new person because you put down your goals, who you want to be," Masterson said.

Step three - eat right. You want to avoid processed foods. That's the biggest killer," Masterson said.

Doctor Masterson says she loads up on other energy boosting super foods - oats, broccoli, spinach, apricots, and walnuts. Step four - try something new, like a new language or musical instrument.

"Not only will it energize your body it will energize your mind," said Masterson.

And finally, put yourself on your priority list, schedule "me" time.

"You have to prioritize yourself as much as you prioritize your job, your clients, um, your kids," Masterson said.

By doing these things, you may not only increase your energy, but also improve your life.

Another way to increase your energy - take a power nap!

Research shows that both information overload and pushing our brains too hard can zap energy.

Studies by the national institutes of mental health found a 60 minute power nap can not only reverse the mind-numbing effects of information overload, but it also helps us to better retain what we learned.

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