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President's Prescription: Be More Productive

Sometimes, it seems like your day is over before you even get out of bed. We all have commutes, work obligations, chauffeuring children around, pets to tend to and many many other things. But there's a difference between being busy and being focused and productive. So here's some tips on what you can do to accomplish more each day.

• Get more sleep. Late nights and early mornings supplemented with coffee or other caffeine sources won't make you more productive in the long run. It's important to get enough sleep and to get quality sleep. Your mind will be sharper for it.

• Eat productivity foods. Recently, a study was done on foods that boost productivity. Sorry meat lovers, the foods that topped the list actually indicated that plants were best for productivity. So, be sure you're getting plenty of leafy greens, beans, green vegetables, whole grains and fruits and vegetables packed with carotenoid and vitamin C, such as strawberries.

• Get organized. If you're not sure what you're supposed to be doing at any particular minute, of course it's not going to get done. There are apps, reminders, datebooks and many other systems to help you get your day organized. Pick one and use it every day to maximize your productivity.

• Exercise. Think you don't have time to work out? The truth is if you're really busy, then you don't have time not to exercise. Exercise is scientifically proven to create a chemical reaction that is conducive to neural stimulation, what that means is as your neurons are firing your brain is able to concentrate and focus more.

So remember, sleep longer, eat right, get yourself organized and exercise. By doing so you'll keep your body healthier and your day more productive.

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