Energy Boosters, De-stressing the Commute, Food to Boost your Mood

Watertown Massage Associates – Newsletter (October, 2013)

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In this Issue:

Energy Boosters – Ways to get you through the Day

No amount of coaxing, pleading, or pedal pumping could get the engine in the rental car to turn over. It was going nowhere. The travelers had filled the car with unleaded fuel, but it had a diesel engine. It had been able to run a little way on the wrong fuel, but not far. And when it finally stopped, it stopped for good.

De-Stressing the Commute

The average American commuter spends an hour a day driving to and from work. During this stressful, stop-and-go time, it’s likely that blood pressure increases, adrenaline begins pumping, and muscles constrict and tighten. By the time you get home, you’re wiped out and grumpy, and you have less to offer to those you come home to. If this sounds familiar, recognize that you have the power to reduce commuter stress. Here are a few tips to make your commuter time contribute to — rather than detract from — your life.

Foods to Boost your Mood

Don’t let your diet get you down. If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up that will boost your mood but go easy on your calorie count, consider these “superfoods” recommended by Mehmet Oz, MD, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and contributor to

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