Increasing Your Energy – CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the best energy-producing nutrients, and it’s one that most people dont’ get enough of. CoQ10 increases the activity of the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures inside the cells. If you’re taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol, you’re probably deficient in CoQ10 because statins deplete CoQ10 from the body.

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Increasing Your Energy – Eggs

Whole eggs keep your energy humming and prevent the postmeal slump that occurs when you eat too much. Whole eggs are better than egg whites alone because the yolks are high in choline, a B bitamine that reduces inflammation and the fatigue that accompanies it. The old addage that eggs are heart attacks waiting to happen have been thoroughly debunked by studies in the past 20 years.

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Increasing Your Energy – Green Drinks

Green Drinks can raise your energy level during the day. Juices made from wheat grass, barley and other vegetable extracts are alkalizing which shifts the body’s balance to a less acidic state. Too much acidity drains energy. Green drinks can take some getting used to because most of them have a slightly grassy taste. Most health-food stores have a variety of “green” juices.

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Increasing Your Energy – Caffeine

When it comes to feeling energized, is caffeine a friend or foe? If a cup or two of coffee first thing in the morning, gives you a lift, go for it. There’s ample evidence that coffee has health benefits. Too much caffeine, however, can sap your energy and make you feel fatigued.

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Balance Exercises–Ball Hand Off

Ball Hand Offs helps you feel less self-conscious while walking, which in itself can be counterproductive or cause falls.
 
The more shuffled and fractured your gate becomes, the more likely a fall.
 
This exercise is not recommended if you need a cane or other assistance to walk.
 
You’ll need a partner who is comfortable walking backward and handling a small ball, such as a tennis ball.
 
Start at the end of a long hallway with your partner facing you a few feet in front.
 
Walk foward while your partner walks backward handing off the ball back and forth as you go.
 
Repeat three to four times.
 
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Balance Boosting Exercises–Over the Shoulder Walks

Over-the-Shoulder Walks takes head turns one step further.
 
Once you’re comfortable with standing head turns, it’s time to walk as you look right and left.
 
Stand at the end of a long hallway, feet hip-width apart.
Turn your head to the right, maintaining that gaze as you walk forward three or four steps.
 
Then turn your head to the left, and take another three or four steps.
 
Turn your head slowly at first until you feel comfortable turning your head quickly.
 
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