Feeling Sluggish? 10 Ways to Get Your Energy Up in 5 Minutes or Less

No matter how hard we try, we all feel a bit less peppy from time to time. But your cure is just a few moments away!

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December 17, 2010 12:00 PM
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Eat a Piece of Chocolate

Like a nap, this one can present a challenge if willpower is something you are lacking in addition to energy. To help limit your intake to one piece, keep some individually wrapped chocolate squares on hand. Eating one will give you an endorphin buzz. Plus, the slight amount of caffeine chocolate contains — dark chocolate has more than milk chocolate — won't hurt, either.