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How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on August 21, 2015.

How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy is available for streaming on the The Great Courses website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel online.

The Great Courses
1 Season, 12 Episodes
August 21, 2015
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How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy Full Episode Guide

  • In this final lecture, review key concepts from what you've learned to build a personal action plan for living a more energetic life. As Dr. Bonura explains, an energetic life is a purposeful life, so think about your life's purpose and what success means to you. Then work to create time to relax and restore your mental energy.

  • There are no quick fixes for living a more energetic life, but there are a few tactics--from chewing peppermint gum to performing acupressure--that will help you boost your energy levels in the short term. At the same time, it's important to reflect on your life circumstances to lift your long-term energy baseline.

  • George Bernard Shaw once said, "We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." In this lecture, Dr. Bonura explores the connection between play and energy. See how to add more fun in your life--and why physical play is such a profound source of vitality.

  • Gain new insight into the relationship between food and energy. The good news here is that counting calories and obsessing over dietary numbers might actually be counter-productive to good health. Instead, learn how to be mindful and follow a few sensible guidelines. The lecture ends with a powerful lesson on restorative yoga.

  • Your life is filled with choices--what to buy, where to spend time, what to do from one moment to the next--but making so many decisions requires massive amounts of energy. Here, you'll find out how to simplify the process of decision-making and how to build a richer, more satisfying life.

  • Mindfulness--living in the present moment--can have a dramatic impact on your energy levels and how you feel about the world around you. Dr. Bonura helps you increase your sense of inner awareness with a series of breathing and meditation exercises. Discover where you spend your energy--and where your energy is lacking.

  • Good relationships are one of the strongest ways to promote good health and reduce stress. Find out several strategies for building a strong social network as well as ways to deal with challenges that inevitably arise in your closest relationships, including marriage and parenthood. Learn a few exercises to relieve stress.

  • Most people spend so much time at work that how you feel about your job likely has a significant effect on your overall energy. Consider a few ways to improve your engagement with work, beginning with the establishment of boundaries to protect your personal life and maintain your general well-being.

  • Your energy level is deeply linked to your breathing, so becoming more aware of how you breathe--and performing a few simple exercises--can truly change the way you feel in your day-to-day life. Here, learn by doing as Dr. Bonura takes you through five breathing exercises to help you regulate your energy.

  • Find out why sleep matters so much to your well-being. Research shows that regular sleep provides a range of benefits from better cognitive performance throughout the day to lower risk of disease over your lifetime. Reflect on the barriers to good sleep as well as a few things you can do to improve your sleep.

  • What is energy and where does it come from? Start your course by thinking about the emotional and physical inputs--from good self-care to living a purpose-driven life--that contribute to vitality. Then try your first exercise to become more aware of your body and the signals it is sending you.