Ready, Set, Recharge!

The goal: work less, play more, feel great. This guide to good times will do wonders for the body, mind and spirit.

  • Hang with Happy People and Laugh a Lot: Being near a positive person is enough to induce a smile. Happiness is contagious, so catch it by regularly joining up with cheerful friends. Laughter may also reduce blood pressure, decrease stress hormones and increase endorphins.
  • Stop Stress: Savor the scent of an orange and feel instantly relaxed. Citrus fruit contains a compound whose odor has been shown to lower stress levels.
  • Bring the Outdoors In: Nothing energizes like nature. Hang a large wall mirror opposite a window and expand the view of sky, grass and trees. Sunshine is the quickest get-happy solution. Stepping out to enjoy it increases levels of vitamin D, which may help fight depression.
  • Lend an Ear: For a quick hit of energy, massage from the lobes to the tops of the ears for 30 seconds. Doing so can affect different parts of the body and increase energy.
  • Breathe Energy In: Simply inhale and exhale rapidly through the nose to feel refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle the next item on a to-do list.

Originally posted by http://www.fitnessmagazine.com.

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ACI Specialty Benefits ranks in the nation’s Top-Ten providers of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), corporate wellness programs, student assistance, corporate concierge, and work/life services to corporations worldwide. ACI partners with clients to Perk Up employee engagement and performance with benefit programs that improve morale, productivity and the bottom-line. With a 95% customer retention rate and over 7 million lives covered. ACI remains a privately-owned specialty benefits corporation, headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.acispecialtybenefits.com or call 800.932.0034.
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