Regular readers of Listen to Lena will be surprised to see that I’m reviewing – gasp – a book.
Not that I’m not a big reader; on the contrary, whenever I’ve got a few moments to myself (on average, about 23 minutes per day) chances are you’ll find my nose buried in a book. But since I look to books for self-improvement and entertainment, I normally shrug off requests to review material – I like to call it “using my spare time wisely”. However, when I was introduced to Energy Now! by Michelle Cederberg, I made the decision to accept the review – mainly because since I started on a path to healthier living, I was vitally interested in what she had to say.
About Michelle Cederberg:
Michelle Cederberg has worked in the trenches of the health and fitness industry for more than 20 years as an educator, personal trainer, life coach and speaker. She has a Masters in Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise and Health Psychology, plus a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Cederberg brings hands-on, applied knowledge of energy and health to the challenges facing her readers. (She also happens to be Canadian!)
For a lot of people, a lack of energy is a big problem in day to day life. Michelle Cederberg shares tips for re-fuelling naturally in her new book “Energy Now! Small Steps to an Energetic Life”. Energy Now! explores how mind, body and spirit each play a part in determining one’s liveliness. Digestible small-steps advice is achievable no matter how busy the schedule or demanding the career. Cederberg’s realistic, energy-generating tips include:
• Dehydration is the biggest source of daytime fatigue. Replace one drink (soda, coffee, juice, etc.) with one big glass of water at least three times daily. Don’t enjoy water? Dilute your juice if you have to. Just drink more water.
• A good sleep keeps energy levels high. Spend 30 minutes before bed away from all screens. Allow your mind and body to unwind completely for a sounder rest.
• Exercise is key. Even in small amounts. Skip the coffee run and go for a quick 10-minute walk instead; daily exercise doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment. Ten minutes a day is all it takes starting out.
• Coffee isn’t the answer. Can’t go without a caffeine fix? Make sure you drink it up by 1 p.m.; any consumption later than that will negatively impact the quality of your sleep.
• Create your own energy. Do something positive with your day. Help someone, reach out to a loved one with kind words, or spend time with someone you admire. Positive energy is contagious….