Do you wake up in the morning and are already exhausted thinking about everything going on that day?  You wish you had more energy but just don’t think it’s possible when you have kids at home or have to work full time.  We have 5 tips to help you have more energy!


5 Tips to Help You Have More Energy

5 Tips to Have More Energy

Sleep is Important – For those of us with kids, small kids for sure, sleep is at a premium at your house.  I know that it’s not always realistic to get 8 hours of sleep every night when you have kids that get up early or even still have night wakings.  The time that you do have to sleep, protect it.  Make it important, getting quality sleep over quantity is really important. Here are a couple tips

  • Set a bedtime for yourself, as much as you want to stay up to watch that last episode just don’t do it.  The show will be there tomorrow and you’ll feel better in the morning.
  • Don’t eat or drink caffeine too late, I know this is an obvious one but you may need to even cut out the caffeine in the afternoon so that you can fall and stay asleep.
  • When you go to bed have your room completely dark, don’t sit on your phone and scroll through Facebook for an hour before you go to sleep.  When you’re in bed, it’s time to wind down and sleep.

Drink More Water – One of the top reasons that people feel tired and fatigued is because they’re dehydrated.  Water really is important to help you have more energy, drinking water is such a crucial.  To be honest, I drank coffee and soda up until about a month ago.  I wasn’t a big water drinker, but that changed when my Dad had his 27th stent put in his heart.  Things had to change and soda was the first to go.  Now, I drink lemon and cucumber water all day. I have so much more energy and I’ve actually lost weight too!

  • When you think you’ve drank enough water, drink more!!
  • Keep a water bottle full and with you all the time.  Especially when you’re out, this will prevent you from stopping to grab a soda or other sugary drink


  • Infuse your water if you dislike plain, it’s a great way to flavor your water naturally

Set Your Alarm (get up before your kids) – This one seems weird, right?  Get up earlier to have more energy.  Even if it’s just 15 minutes before your kids get up, have that ME time.  It’s exhausting hitting the floor running every single day.  Instead give yourself that time to wake up slowly, brew your coffee or read the paper. Your day is going to start of so much smoother and less crazy which means you’re not going to feel as drained later in the day. Trust me!

Head Outside – The sun, it can do magical things.  Soaking up the rays does amazing things for your energy level.  I know, in the dead of winter, it’s not always the easiest thing to do.  Believe me I know, I’m in Iowa.  But, bundle up and head out to walk the dog or enjoy a stroll around the block.  Get out of the house and moving!

Get Moving – Make exercise a priority! That doesn’t mean you have to get crazy with it.  But start walking every day, find a buddy so you can talk too.  We can all find 20 minutes in our day to walk, do a few sit ups, push ups, etc. but just get moving!


A great tip that I have is to get yourself a Fitbit HR to track your movement, sleep pattern and your heartbeat.

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  • Exercise apps
  • Sleep tracking
  • Caller ID

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    I am so lazy but I know I need to lose lots of weight…

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    I try to walk at least three times a week!

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  • Cindy

    Hello Chrissy! Loved the blog! I agree that sleep is very important to feel energetic. Moreover, drinking sufficient water is also very significant to stay fit and energetic. Fitness trackers like fitbit are very helpful in achieving your health. Thanks for the informative blog.

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    I workout 6 times a week! We go to our gym on the Military base. And on Sundays, We go walking.

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    I try to work out 3 times a week but that doesn’t always happen

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    I work out once a week

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    I try to at least 3 times a week, but sometimes it is difficult working 12 hour night shifts and having little ones at home!

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    Although I’m still recovering from surgery, I try my hardest to move everyday. It’s not much because my lung isn’t fully re-inflated but hey I’m trying.

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    My consistency is getting better, but at least 3 days a week. I am trying for at least 4 resistance training in the gym and 5 to 6 cardio days, preferably outside walking in the sunshine.

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    I usually workout 5 days a week but some weeks I do workout everyday.

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    I love to walk.

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    I workout 5-6 days a week

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    I try to hit the gym 3 times a week

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    I workout in the Senior Center by doing Yoga,Zumba and Stretch and Tone three days a week.

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    I try to work out 5 times a week!

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    I only work out once a week. I am trying to do more!

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    I try for 3 times a week – doesn’t always work out for me though.
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    Few times a week depending on weather

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    I get about an hour a week in by walking the dogs.

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    Does chasing after little ones count???! Maybe once a week…

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    I work out a few times a week!

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    I try to workout several times throughout the week!

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    I work out 3 times a week! Plus run after a two year old all day everyday!

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    3 days a week

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    At least a few times a week, sometimes at home and sometimes in the gym

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    I don’t work out.

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    I don’t work out, but I recently started becoming more aware of my lack of exercise by looking at the health data app on my iphone. I really need to move a lot more!

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    I work out about 4 times per week!

  • Sharon Rooney

    A couple of times a week. I fill in with walking, I always try to get my steps in.



  • Debbie E

    3 times per week

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    I workout 5 days a week.

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    I try to work out everyday.

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    I try for 3X a week now…but I”m hoping to get more in as the weather gets nicer.

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    I work out four times a week at the gym.

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    about 3x a week

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    I try to work out 5 days a week, but life happens! I really think this fitbit would motivate me.

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    I am trying to get back into working out at least a couple of days each week.

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    awesome! I would like to win it

  • Dena Campbell

    I don’t work out per se but I do walk, hike, run and play with my very hyper dog daily. The latter part of 2015 I was hit with a lot of health issues that I’m in the process of getting to the bottom of. What happened made me see that at my age I need to be healthier and more in control of my life and how I’m living it. My goal for 2016 is to get control, find a happy, healthy place in life and for once, live.

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    I work out a couple times a week. I just started so I am working my way up to exercising more.

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    I don’t really workout very much at all.

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    I try to walk my dog everyday, sometime not very far, but at least I try

  • Becky Bartlett

    5 days a week

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    I have worked out every single day for the last year and I’ve lost 55lbs

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    I try workout 3 times a week.

  • Carol Scheive

    I try to work out at least 3 times a week and i walk 1 mile almost everyday (depends on weather)

  • Jenny N

    I don’t work out as often as I should. Working up to every day instead of the 2x week right now.

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    not often

  • Tamara Bognar

    Since the New Year I have kept to my resolution of working out 4 days a week! I have found my lost sleep, my lost energy and my toes!!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Tricia Williams

    I walk daily at least 10,000 steps

  • Ronda Patrick

    I try to stretch 3-5 days a week.

  • Ivan McKinnon

    I work out approximately three times each week, though my daily job keeps me moving.

  • Tina P

    Could really use the motivation.

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    I workout every morning for at least 30 minutes.

  • Marie Vitalini

    My husband and I try to work out together 3-4 times a week. Having someone else to keep me accountable helps!

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    Not as often as I should, maybe twice a week. I have been wanting a fitbit so I can step my game up.

  • Samantha Plotkin

    I workout 4-5 times a week.
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  • Alexandra Robertson

    I try to work out 4 days a week. Would love to win this to keep myself motivated!

  • Susan Broughton

    I try to work out at least once a day. Don’t always get to but I try.

  • Lauren Lovejoy

    Great article!

  • DJ

    I workout about 4-5 times a week.

  • rig

    I would love to win a fitbit. Working on losing weight and getting healthy. Thank you for the opportunity and the tips.

  • MaryB

    I try to do my walking workout every day. My strength training exercises are more sporadic.

  • Audrey

    I have been looking at fitbits wondering which one would be good since I work out 4 days a week.

  • Danyelle H

    I try to work out 4-5 times a week

  • Karen H.

    All great suggestions! I have the Fitbit Zip and it really does make you move more. If I’m close to 10,000 steps before bed, I’ll walk around the house until I hit that magic number. Crazy but it works.

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