|Home > Expert Blogs > Trainer Pete's Blog|
AboutPeter Samberg CSCS, aka “Trainer Pete” is the owner of One on One Fit Studio. Pete shows you that it doesn't take hours at the gym to get results if you work more efficiently. Trainer Pete specializes in helping people overcome time obstacles to shed body fat and live healthier/happier lives and he does it by KEEPING IT SIMPLE
» Meet Peter Samberg
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all Trainer Pete's Posts
Recent Posts» Is Morning the Best Time of Day to Workout?
» Avoid Goal Setting Mistakes
» Why Crunches Won't Give You a Flat Stomach!
» 2 Moves for a Tight Butt
» Wipe Out the "Get Healthier" Resolution
Archive» June 2010
» May 2010
» April 2010
» March 2010
» February 2010
» January 2010
I get a lot of questions from clients about the effectiveness and safety of many energy drinks out there. Now I am not a dietitian but my strong opinion on them is that they definitely are not needed and some can even be adding to your weight loss struggle. Many are filled with a ton of sugar and the ones that are not may have harmful substitutes for sugar in them, along with gross amounts of caffeine.
So what to do? For a drink I always offer green tea as an alternative, it's the only thing I personally drink for a little pick me up but more importantly I ask what has you so tired that you "get that 2pm feeling" everyday?
Let me tell you it's not healthy to always be tired and feel like you could go to sleep at any point during the day. Like you have heard from myself and many other trainers, exercise is a great way to boost your daily energy. If you are not exercising, that would be my first advice, but many people that are exercising still feel tired. Exercise is a great way to boost energy but there are other factors that can help as well. Here are a few other things that can greatly effect your energy levels:
1. Are you getting enough sleep? I feel silly for even mentioning this because it seems like common sense to me. But when I ask the same tired people, "How much sleep are you getting?"... the answer is usually, "Not enough."
We need sleep to function properly. Your body and mind do an amazing amount of work every day and they need this time to recover and recharge. Most adults need, on average, 8 hours of shut-eye to wake up feeling refreshed. Note that everyone is different and some may need a little more and some may need less. Find what works for you. If you are not getting enough sleep it is a sure way to feel tired, not to mention it has been shown ... Continue
Hot Topicsdiet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe
Most Popular Searches
Most Popular Blogs» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market
Highest Rated Blogs» The Top 10 Workout Songs for March 2015
» Losing Weight as a Couple: 7 Secrets to Success
» Enjoy the Benefits of Eating Local
» Buying & Preparing Lamb: The Basics
» The Road to Being Booty-ful