Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Are You in Need of Energy? Then Read This!

I really dislike starting the day feeling all tired and sluggish.  Sometimes, even after getting a full night's rest I feel as though I'm not ready to start off the day.

Luckily, I was able to review the book Get Energy: Empower Your Body, Love Your Life by Denise Austin.  This book focuses on what you can do to bring and improve your energy levels, regardless of your age.  The good thing is that this book focuses on making lifestyle changes as opposed to doing temporary changes.

What You'll Find in the Book: {source}
  • An in-depth quiz and a “Personal Energy Plan Worksheet” to determine your energy-zappers
  • A guide on what foods to eat — and at what time of day to eat them to maximize energy
  • Five-minute stretching and breathing routines for a quick energy-boost
  • Mini-workouts you can squeeze in on your busiest days
  • Easy lifestyle changes for more radiant skin, restful sleep and a sharper mind
  • Energy makeovers of busy women just like you

By far, my favorite part of the book is the five-minute stretching and breathing routines for a quick energy-boost section.  It's incredible how much better and energized you can feel by just performing a set of specific stretches during the day.  After having tried the stretches, I can say that they have definitely changed my overall mood.  The morning stretches help me start off the day better... happy mommy equals happy baby!  The night-time stretches help me get a better sleep because I get to unwind and relax before officially shutting my eyes.

The book is a very simple read; I was able to finish it in a couple of days by reading at bedtime.  The other good thing about it is that you can just keep going back to reference it because everything is so well organized.   This book doesn't present any gimmicks or fads;  all it does is give reasonable sound advice.  The truth is that with today's hectic lifestyles we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves and then wonder why are we so tired and worn out. This book reminds us that it's ok to take a couple of minutes for ourselves each day because these little changes can make for great, big, positive changes in our lives.

Have you read this book?

Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured book, free of charge, for review purposes only.  This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Your experiences might differ.


  1. healthy tips on getting energy are always welcome in my house!!

  2. That 5 minute stretch and breathing routine sounds like an easy way to get motivated!

  3. Thanks for sharing. After I get out of bed- I try to stretch each morning so I am not stiff. It makes a big difference and I am ready for anything that comes my way.

  4. Definitely a book I need to read...my energy comes and goes all day and I would like to do something to keep it at a steady level all day!

  5. i like the idea of mini workouts


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