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You really are trying to be healthy…you go to the gym, you drink water, you even eat healthier.

So why do you still feel so exhausted?

Here are some surprisingly healthy things that may be taking away more of your energy than you realize.

You’re Getting To Bed Earlier…But You’re Not Doing The Right Things In Bed.

Being social is a good thing. A healthy thing. But sleep…kinda more important. Did you know that 65 percent of participants of a recent say they check their phone for text messages and are on social sites while in bed, right before they turn off the lights?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 95 percent of Americans use a computer or other electronic device within an hour of trying to fall asleep.What’s wrong with this?

“All that tech gadget use, especially their bright lights, may stimulate brain activity and reduce melatonin levels, which may make it difficult to both fall asleep and perk up the next day,” says Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, an associate professor at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

What To Do Differently: An hour before bedtime, put the phone down, close the laptop, turn the TV off, and do something relaxing that will properly prepare your body for sleep, such as drinking a hot cup of herbal tea, taking a bath, or meditating.

You’re Eating Veggies…But You’re Not Eating Enought Of The “Right” Veggies.

Okay, technically, there are no “wrong” veggies. Just about any choice will help provide your body with the nutrition it needs. However, there are certain vegetables that contain higher levels of those nutrients.

What To Do Differently: Eat more cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale. These produce rock stars contain isothiocyanates, compounds that activate a protein called Nrf2, which in turn generates mitochondria, the part of cells responsible for converting glucose into ATP. According to experts, the more mitochondria you take in, the less tired you’ll be.

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