'7 Day Energy Surge'

May 5, 2009 1) Exercise done right at least 31 minutes/3 times a week
* include strength training
* exercise in front of a fan to avoid overheating

2) Eat every 3 - 4 hours
* eat small meal before workout and high protein snack afterwards
* drink green tea

3) Get a sleep strategy
* try to sleep 7 - 8 hours each night
* keep a regular schedule

4) Proper Breathing technique (when u take a deep breath, be sure to exhale first)

5) Listen to music while you exercise

How to Get a '7 Day Energy Surge'
Jim Karas Says With a Simple Program, You Can Control Your Energy
April 28, 2009 -

Sometimes you just have one of those days when you wake up refreshed, bound through the day and seem to have endless energy.

For most people, those days are few and far between, but there might be something you can do about it.

In his new book, "The 7 Day Energy Surge," author and fitness expert Jim Karas exposes the bad habits that sabotage energy shows you how to increase your energy with some simple strategies. Read an excerpt of his book below, then head to the "GMA" Library for some more great reads.

The 7-Day Energy Surge
Jim Karas

If you have to slap the snooze button three or four times before getting out of bed, doze off during daily activities, or only perk up after your 5th cup of coffee, Jim Karas has the solution for you in only 7 short days!

Named one of the best personal trainers in the country by Allure, Karas has worked in the weight loss and fitness industry for more than two decades and speaks nationwide on the topic of optimizing energy. Through his work, he has learned that a host of common complaints-excess body weight, pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, stress, and depression-are tied to one's energy and the common behaviors that deplete it.

In THE 7-DAY ENERGY SURGE (April 14, 2009; Hardcover; $26), Karas lays out a plan that puts you on the road to achieving energy beyond their wildest dreams. He exposes the bad habits that sabotage energy, lays out the principles for increasing your energy, and offers simple strategies that are easily customizable for anyone to use anywhere, at any time.

What's more energy-positive habits also translate into weight loss. Plus, by maintaining that lower weight, exercising regularly, sleeping well, breathing deeply, and keeping a positive mindset, you will not only experience a surge of energy but you will fight pain, fatigue, headaches, stress, depression, disease, and aging.

With just a few moments of planning each day, and by adopting energy-positive habits, you can possess a large bank of energy, lose weight, look great, stall the aging process, have great sex, enjoy peace of mind, and feel better than ever before.

About the Author:

Jim Karas is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller The Business Plan for the Body as well as The Cardio-Free Diet and Flip the Switch. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and founder of Jim Karas Personal Training, LLC, which has trained more than 500 clients in Chicago and New York. In addition to lecturing and presenting workshops, he has been frequently featured on ABC's Good Morning America as he helped Diane Sawyer lose weight and enhance her energy at the same time. Jim lives in Chicago with his two children.

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