Dr Oz: Natural Ways To Get More Energy + Ice Cold Water & HIIT

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Dr Oz: Beat Your Energy Slump

Dr Oz wanted to share the best and worst ways to overcome your energy slump. Kim joined him and shared she drinks 4-5 cups of coffee a day. Dr Oz said we should all re-think how we think about energy. He explained that normally, we have highs and lows of energy all day long. Dr Oz said there are ways we can have our body use natural energy stores, rather than taking supplements or downing coffee. So what are some of the best ways to get more energy without the crash?

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Dr Oz: Natural Ways To Get More Energy + Ice Cold Water & HIIT

Dr Oz shared a couple different ways to get more energy, that are much better for you than reaching for another cup of coffee. (pinksherbert / Flickr)

Dr Oz calls them his “energy squad” and he’s referring to nutritionist Keri Glassman, fitness trainer Donovan Green, and psychotherapist Dr Mike Dow. Keri said eating a lunch that’s too big can contribute to feeling sleepy in the afternoon. Keri talked to women at a coffee shop who admitted they all needed their daily coffee. Keri explained to them that the coffee their drinking isn’t actually giving them energy, because it’s a stimulant.

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Dr Oz: Ice Cold Water For Energy Boost

Instead of drinking a ton of coffee, to beat the afternoon slump, Keri suggested drinking ice cold water. She explained that 60% of our body is water, so if we aren’t properly hydrated, we can feel tired. Cold water also lowers our internal body temperature faster, cooling us off faster to help us feel more energized.

Dr Oz: HIIT For More Energy

Next, Donovan Green helped the same four women get active and boost their energy using HIIT, or high intensity interval training. He explained that it will get your heart rate up and boost your energy. Go hard for 60 seconds and then rest for 15 seconds. The women jumped rope, did mountain climbers, and did a front raise and squat with dumbbells. Dr Oz explained that the exercise actually helps your body make more energy, whereas coffee doesn’t create real energy.

Do you plan on incorporating HIIT exercises and ice cold water into your daily routine? What are your best natural ways to get more energy?

Dr Oz: Healthy Snacks For More Energy

Then, as Dr Oz’s “energy squad” drove around, they met up with some women who wanted a healthier alternative to an afternoon, energy-boosting snack. Keri explained that it has been scientifically proven that you want a snack that is a combination of protein and fiber. Protein keeps you satisfied and fiber keeps you full, which gives you a steady release of energy. Some examples of a great snack include turkey jerky and vegetables, nuts and dried fruit, apples and nut butter, and some hard-boiled eggs with vegetables.

Dr Oz: Energizing Snack

Dr Oz talked to a woman who has twin 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old, as well as her own restaurant. She said the healthier snacks have made her feel so much better. She likes to make her own energy-boosting snack by combining oats, granola, graham crackers, almonds, and honey. All mixed together and rolled into a ball then frozen, and they make the perfect snack for an afternoon slump.

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