Your 10 Day Pick Me Up Simple Things You Can Do to Overcome Fatigue, Depression and Stress

Your 10 Day Pick Me Up Simple Things You Can Do to Overcome Fatigue,Depression and Stress

By Dr. Mary Starr Carter

During the holidays, special occasions, stressful times, it seems like we can throw our diets and exercise routines out the window.  After a few weeks of this we may or may not realize we are feeling more tired, achey, and even a little depressed.  This break from good health can last a few weeks, a few months or even a few years.  It's important to know that we all fall off the wagon especially around the holidays, but there are some simple Pick Me Ups you can do that will get you back on track.

Water Water Water. If you have let soda, more coffee runs, alcohol creep into your diet STOP.  Cut back on those things or even eliminate them for 10 days and just drink water.  Not just a little water but lots of it. Get up to half your body weight in ounces of water per day.   Yes you will run to the bathroom a lot more until your body starts to really absorb the water. This could be about day 7 but right around the 5-7 day mark you may notice you have more energy, less pain, and improved digestion.    Some people even notice their thinking get's clearer.

“Every time I have pain or a headache I drink an 8 oz glass of water wait a few minutes and then another 8 oz of water.  I would say about 50% of the time my pain decreases or goes away”  LK

If you are like me once I get into the sweet I can't stop without intervention…  My intervention comes in the form of food replacements.  I like Balance Complete and water because it is quick easy and tastes great.  Balance Complete will give me nutrition, fiber,a sweet fix I may need and by not having a heavy meal I have more energy.  Replacing a meal a day for 10 days not only helps get me back on track but it helps re-program my body's taste buds. 

“Balance Complete helps me overcome sugar and bread habits”   CH 

I give 10 more strategies for overcoming sugar habits in my ebook 10 Hidden Secrets why you can't keep your hand out of the cookie jar.  

Moving gets the blood pumping which can bring more energy to the body. If you work a sedentary job or a job where you are standing in one spot all day long then I highly recommend heel raises and stretching a minimum of every hour for 30 seconds at a time. We all have different abilities but not moving is very detrimental to our bodies.  If you drive for more than an hr do abdominal and buttock squeezing for 5-10 seconds several repetitions every couple of hours.  

“Writing all day at my computer I have to get up and move every hr or else my body hurts at the end of the day and I lose focus when I don't take stretch breaks.” JC

Are you out of your good sleep habits?  Or maybe you rarely have good sleep habits?  The best thing you can do is give yourself 10 days of going to bed at the same time every night and waking at the same time every night.  Rest is Best but it is best when we can create a habit for our health.  Some people's habits are 5-6 hrs of sleep at night and an additional 90 minute nap after work.   What is your best sleep habit for your lifestyle?

If you have trouble sleeping get our FREE copy of  Sleep Well Ebook.

If you feel like you may not be able to do the above recommendations for 10 days I understand we all have different and ever changing lives.  Give your best effort for as many days in a row you can. If you can go longer than 10 days GREAT!   But there is one thing that is the Ultimate Pick Me up.  Drinking 6 oz of NingXia Red a day for 10 days Super Saturates the body with healthy nutrition and fortifies your health. 

You drink 1 oz in 8 oz of water every 2-3 hours. A 10 day challenge can really improve the way you deal with stress, decrease the sugar blues, and increase your energy.  

“My daughter struggles with anxiety. I started giving her 2 oz of NingXia Red in her lunch every day and 1 oz at home.  I can always tell if she doesn't drink her NingXia Red at school because of her mood when she gets home. We immediately get out a packet and she drinks it and you can see her body relax and the anxiety go away. “ PL

To learn more about the benefits of NingXia Red please read our recent articles Ningxia Red:Good Eating is Not Common Sense.

So here is a 10 day Challenge for you.  I know if you will give it your best effort you will feel better. If you have a medical condition seek proper medical advice before starting your 10 day Challenge.  But everyone can start drinking more water and getting rest today.  If you need to go slow that's fine your results will just be slower. If you want faster results do everything listed for 10 days or more and you will feel the difference! 

Let us know how your 10 day Challenge goes! 

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as  the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

  • Verda

    Great tips, I will take the challenge.

  • Dj2me55

    These pick me up tips are excellent to fight the feelings of lethargy that I experienced with eating a few too many calories this week.

  • Great reminders on how to maintain your energy levels.

  • Maintain your energy levels during the holiday season.

  • Ellen

    I find walking my dog several times a day is quite helpful in keeping me very active and all the systems running better

  • Kathryn Faso

    As you point out Dr. Mary, it is SO important to take good care of ourselves over the holidays when old HABITS cause our bodies to lose energy, lower the immune system etc. Started my day today wioth Balance Complete, Mineral Essence, Ningxia Red and K&B Tincture. All in a smoothie.

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  • Jordan

    I have notcied that now that I am a new Mom and I do not get near enough rest and it makes a huge difference in my attitude

  • Debbie

    I truly need to get my blood pumping and get into gear, thanks Dr. Mary

  • Poodi999

    I never thought to give my daughter NingXia Red for her anxiety, I will give that a try.

  • Your testimonials are always so powerful, Dr. Mary!  Same for your newsletter.
    Your advice to triple my water if I drink tea or the occasional Cherry Coke, has made a big difference in my skin and moods.  Love the idea of this 10 day series 🙂

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  • Djallen2008

    Not only have I done the 10 days, I am continuing to do it. I feel better and my sugar is down.

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