St. Mary's Medical Center

Spring 2015

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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3 0 S P I R I T O F W O M E N S P R I N G 2 015 w w w. s p i r i t o f w o m e n . c o m H aving energy can mean the difference between enjoying a zestful day and just slogging through the endless hours. "It's not just about physical energy. It's mental energy, an overall enthusiasm for living fully," says Lesley Seeger, a staff therapist with The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. But if you find it challenging to get to that state, you may be overlooking these five simple, achievable and even enjoyable steps you can take to get energized. 1. FUEL UP You don't expect your car to run on empty, so don't assume your body is going to function well if you have erratic eating habits. That's why you should always eat breakfast, says Alissa Rumsey, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. S P I R I T H E A L T H C O A C H By Bev Bennett to boost W AY S t o b o o s t YOUR ENERGY LEVEL 5

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