All-day energy, every day

Waking up with All Day EnergyWe’re a nation of can-do people: We work, we plan, we organize, we go, fueling ourselves on coffee and pure determination. Until, that is, we fall onto the sofa in a stupor.

More of us are struggling with energy issues, experts say; they point to the weak economy, which has us working harder and plugging in longer, and the belief that we can have it all (so what if we’re up till midnight making it happen?).

"I’m seeing so many women who think of themselves as machines that can run nonstop, and they’re living with this deep fatigue," says psychologist Michelle Segar, associate director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center for Women and Girls at the University of Michigan. "Just like houseplants need water, our energy reserves need regular replenishing."

To the rescue: strategies that will keep you humming along — and, happily, don’t take much effort.

Full story of all day energy at CNN Health

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Will Savage

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