The 30 Minute Energy InfusionBy Fred Christy
"Fatigue makes cowards of us all" was a motto of the late great football coach Vince Lombardi. His coaching record in the NFL was outstanding.. His ability to motivate and inspire average players to greatness was his legacy. And he believed 100% in what he practiced and preached to his players. Vince was aware of how fatigue affected his players and their "will". He knew how easy it was to make excuses and perform poorly as they fatigued. Vince and his Green Bay Packers were able to play as hard in the last minute of the game as the first. Many times they won the game because of physical conditioning. We can all perform at our optimal levels consistently if we develop good "energy" habits.
It's not only on the football field when fatigue limits us. Fatigue clouds our life vision, robs us of our greatness. When we tire easily everyday tasks are harder and take longer to perform. Our ability to concentrate is compromised. Even driving a car is more difficult and dangerous. It can even become obvious to our superiors at work. It AFFECTS every area of our lives.
Fatigue is amplified by unhealthy habits. Energy is increased and created by positive habits. If you are constantly running low on energy at work in the afternoon be aware that you can change this. Try all of the following suggestions for 30 minutes at see what happens.
Walk briskly for 10 minutes outside in the sun
Drink 16 ounces of fresh non-tap water
Do 50 jumping jacks
Eat 2 servings of whole unprocessed food
Take 20 deep , slow breaths
Do 5 different stretches
Meditate deeply for 5 minutes
This routine should take you no more than 30 minutes. Perform it at mid-day break or lunch. Do it INTENSELY. The energy infusion will last for 3-4 hours.
Have fun and prosper !!