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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Author: Elle Canada

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Energy boosters: Complex carbs

Need a sugar fix? Before you run over to the vending machine, think about this: refined sugars (think candy bars and chips) only give you a rush for a hot minute and have no nutritional value. Instead, opt for bars full of whole grains and seeds that are packed with complex carbs and nutrients. The Simply Bar ($2.79 each), at Loblaws, Bulk Barns, Rexall and other health food stores, wellnessfoods.ca.

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Energy boosters: Vitamins

Ok, we get it, making sure your diet includes essential vitamins can be challenging. However, taking the appropriate supplements can fill in where your diet lacks. Jamieson B75 Complex Suppliment ($23.50), at pharmacies across Canada.

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Energy boosters: Citrus scents

This fresh scent tingles your senses and increases your energy with one sniff. Dab on a fragrance with notes of citrus for an extra kick. Byredo Bal D'Afrique Eau de Parfum Spray ($235 for 100mL), at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com.

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Energy boosters: Blue light

An light that features LED technology can resore natural light signals needs to boost your mood and energy levels. It’s a pill-free way to get a surge of energy mid-day.Phillips goLITE BLU Light Therapy Device ($120), at amazon.com.

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Energy boosters: Music

Studies have shown that listening to upbeat music prompts your brain to produce oxytocin, which elevates your mood and fights off stress. So, plug in your Kate Spade earbuds and crank up the tunes on this music concierge app that is sure to have the perfect playlist for you. Songza.com.

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Health tips: 6 energy boosters to try

Energy boosters: Rehydrate

Drink water. It’s that simple. Dehydration is the number one cause of fatigue, so make sure to drink up throughout the day. For a low-sugar option that bolsters extra potassium and magnesium, rehydrate with coconut water. Zico Original Coconut Water 1L ($5.50), at Walmart.ca.

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