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Get Energized for Spring Cleaning

Monday, April 6, 2015

It's that time of year again! Winter is gone, and it's time for some deep Spring cleaning. Instead of dreading the hours you'll spend sprucing up, think of it as an energizing and rewarding experience to prep for warmer days! So how can you get energized and find the motivation for spring cleaning?

First off, remember that all of your hard work will pay off. Although it may seem like a daunting task, cleaning your home can be an exercise that creates a healthier and happier environment for everyone. Instead of thinking of spring cleaning as a chore, think of it as much-needed exercise for your physical and mental health.

Once you're ready to get the ball rolling, it's a good idea to make a list of all the places that need cleaning before you begin. This way you can prioritize and avoid missing some easily overlooked areas like these:

  1. Dusty window sills, baseboards and hard-to-reach surfaces: Often these locations are out of site and out of mind, but getting rid of dust can improve the air quality in your home.
  2. Dirty electronics: Our desktop monitors, TV screens and phones accumulate tons of dust and oils from frequent use. Keep your gadgets in tip-top shape by keeping screens sparkling and keyboards crumb-free.
  3. Pillows and mattress: While throwing your bedding in the wash might be second-nature, don't forget about the surfaces they cover! Most pillows can be machine or hand-washed. Use baking soda or a sunny day with low humidity to naturally kill off hidden bacteria in your mattress.
  4. Grimy shower curtain: Do you remember the last time you changed your shower curtain liner? If the answer is no, then it's probably time to!
  5. Cluttered car: It's easy to overlook your car when it comes time to clean! When you're doing your spring cleaning, take some extra time to head out to your car to give it a thorough cleaning. Make those windows shine, vacuum out mysterious crumbs and de-clutter your glove box.

Still not feeling motivated for spring cleaning? Well, have you tried 5-hour ENERGY® lately? 5-hour ENERGY® shots are a quick way to fuel up while you refresh your home this spring. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share your spring cleaning triumphs!


Quick & Easy Commercial Break Workouts

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Have you ever tried commercial break workouts? Instead of fast-forwarding or zoning out during your favorite show's commercials, we invite you to use those extra minutes to get up and get active! The next time you're tuning in to your fave TV show, we challenge you to take on these four commercial break workouts!

This V-Crunch workout from Women's Health Magazine targets arms, abs, and legs. All you'll need is a comfortable flat surface and a dumbbell or medicine ball.
  1. Lie on your back with arms stretched above your head holding your weighted object and legs straight, elevated from the ground several inches
  2. Crunch your straightened arms and legs simultaneously up until they touch
  3. Lower down to previous position, keeping your limbs elevated off of the ground
  4. Repeat in 30 second intervals with 15-second breaks until your show resumes

Standing Weighted Lunges
Lunges are a fantastic way to work your lower body, and these standing weighted lunges require minimal space. If you're finding this exercise easy, take it to the next level and add weights for a simultaneous arm workout.
  1. Begin by standing up straight while holding desired weights with arms straight down at your sides
  2. Start with bringing your right knee up and forward as your left knee moves down to the floor
  3. As you advance into the right lunge, lift your right forearm upwards to bring your weight parallel to your shoulder.
  4. After action is complete, immediately return backwards to original standing position
  5. Repeat this movement with your left leg and arm
  6. Continue alternating sides throughout the commercial break
  7. You can also try alternating weight lifts with opposite legs during lunges

Frog Hops
Frog Hops work your quadriceps, calves, glutes, and hamstrings. Also known as the "prisoner squat jump," this exercise gets you moving and energizes your body.
  1. Stand with your hands touching behind your head
  2. Bend into a squat
  3. Jump forward a few feet at moderate height
  4. When your feet make contact with the ground, immediately try to jump to keep momentum and avoid harsh impact
  5. Repeat this 5-10 times in sets throughout your commercial break

Couch Dips
Why not use your couch as a workout aid? This exercise works your chest and shoulders and can be adjusted depending on your desired level of difficulty.
  1. Use a couch, chair, ottoman, table, or bench to serve as support during the exercise
  2. Sit in front of your furniture item facing away while holding on to the edge with hands extended separated at shoulder width
  3. Keep your legs extended in front of you perpendicular to your torso and bent at the waist
  4. Bend your elbows to slowly lower your body to create a 90 degree angle between your forearm and upper arm
  5. Lift yourself up using your triceps to your initial position
  6. Repeat dips in sets of 10-15 with short interval breaks in between. Increase difficulty by slightly elevating your feet on another flat surface

Quick and easy exercises like these are a great way to stay active, alert, and energized during your commercial breaks. Don't forget to grab a bottle of 5-hour ENERGY® to help you power through your mini workouts! Have your own quick commercial break exercises? Share them with us!


Fans Asked, Clint Bowyer Answered!

Friday, March 20, 2015
Ever wonder what Clint Bowyer's favorite 5-hour ENERGY® shot is? Or how fatherhood is treating him? We sat down with Clint to ask him a handful of the questions you wanted us to ask him earlier this year!

Recently, one of our racing fans asked, "Does Clint Bowyer take a 5-hour ENERGY® shot before races?"

It's no surprise that Clint said "Of course I drink 5-hour ENERGY®!" On race day, Clint has to stay energized and focused. With our new and improved taste and 10 great flavors, Clint can fuel up in minutes and feel awake and alert for hours.

Here are examples of some of the questions fans are asking Clint:

  • What type of NASCAR memorabilia do you collect?
  • How much 'home time' do you get between weekly races?
  • When do you take your 5-hour ENERGY®?
  • How many 5-hour ENERGY® shots does it take to get through Speedweeks?

Tune in to our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages every Friday to see if Clint has the answer to your question! Also, be sure to subscribe to stay up to date with all of the #AskClint questions. Yours may be answered next!

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