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Cherry 5-hour ENERGY® Back for a Limited Time to Benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Last year we introduced our limited edition Cherry flavor benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and we were happy to see such a positive response from our fans! Thanks to your support, we were able to donate $279,061.60 to SOWF at the end of last year's three-month program. Once Cherry 5-hour ENERGY® shots were no longer in stores, fans reached out on social media asking us to make Cherry a permanent flavor. Though it's not a permanent member of our flavor family, we are excited to announce that we're bringing Cherry back for a limited time to support SOWF again this year!

From May 1st through July 31st, 2015, we will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked patriotic bottle of Cherry to SOWF, a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through family services, college scholarships and financial stipends. To learn more about the organization and how their programs help the families of the special operations forces, you can visit SOWF's website.

To kick off the second year of the program, the SOWF logo will be placed on the hood of NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer's red, white and blue No. 15 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing at several upcoming races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, including May 9th at the Kansas Speedway, May 15th at the All Star Showdown, May 24th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and June 14th at Michigan International Speedway. We were proud to see the support of our fans last year, but this year we want to give even more! Find limited Cherry 5-hour ENERGY® shots benefiting SOWF at a convenience or drug store near you, or order online at Shop5HourEnergy.com/!

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Setting SMART Fitness Goals

Thursday, April 30, 2015
When it comes to starting a new fitness routine, it's normal for us to want to set lofty goals for ourselves. There's nothing wrong with being ambitious, but it's important that your goals are reachable so you don't become discouraged along the way. You may be familiar with using the "SMART" technique for setting professional goals, but it's also helpful when it comes to your exercise plan!

S - Specific
Be specific when you're setting a new fitness goal. Something such as, "I want to exercise more," is too general. However, "I want to exercise four days per week," is a good, specific goal. Accomplishing your goals starts with being specific from the beginning!

M - Measurable
Once you set your new goal, be sure to track your progress along the way. If you want to exercise four times per week, a good way to measure this is to keep a workout journal. Each time after you exercise, record what you did and for how long so you can measure your journey and keep yourself accountable. If an actual workout journal isn’t your thing, grab your smartphone and download a workout app to help you track your progress instead!

A - Attainable
As mentioned earlier, being ambitious when you're setting your goals is a good thing, but be sure they are attainable. On the flip side, having goals that are too easy to reach and don't challenge you won't do you any good either. Be honest with yourself and find that happy medium to set attainable fitness goals.

R - Relevant
Set a goal that will immediately be relevant to you and where you're at in your life. Just because a friend is pursuing one fitness goal doesn't mean you need to work towards that goal too. Working towards something that is relevant to you will help keep you more motivated along the way.

T - Timeframe
Lastly, include a timeframe when you're setting your fitness goals. Having an end point in sight will help you keep things in perspective and will give you a specific deadline for accomplishing your goal.

What fitness goals are you working towards? Did you use the SMART method to define them? Fill us in by posting on our Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages!

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Getting Organized at Work to Boost your Productivity

Monday, April 27, 2015
For many people, a clean workspace is a productive workspace but busy days at the office can easily lead to clutter and disorganization. To continue on with our spring cleaning theme, we wanted to share some quick tips on how you can get organized so you can be your most productive at work!

Clean up your desk
This may sound obvious, but sometimes nothing beats going back to the basics. At least once a year,
take some time to give your workspace a top to bottom deep clean. Go through the heaping stack of papers and sticky notes that have set up camp on your desk, file away what needs to stay and toss anything else that can go. A little de-cluttering can go a long way!

Then clean up your computer
It's easy to tell when your desk is in need of some TLC, but don't forget to clean up your computer, too! Send those unnecessary desktop icons to the trash and create folders for any old documents. When you have a job that entails being on a computer for a large part of the day, it’s important to keep your computer organized by streamlining your files so you can be more productive!

Revamp your workspace
Have you ever asked yourself if your workspace is working for you? Having to search for items you use often in your drawers or shelves isn't very productive. Instead set out your essential items on your desk or have them stored away in a readily available location for the next time you'll need them. When you clean up your clutter and organize your things to compliment your work style and personal preferences, you'll be on the way to a more productive day!

Make lists a habit
What's the last thing you do before you leave the office for the night? You're likely in a hurry to get home after a long day at work, but creating a to-do list for the next day before heading out is a helpful habit to start. Prioritizing your tasks and projects the day before makes for a more productive day because you're able to dive in to what needs to get done as soon as you get into the office.

Do you have your own tips that you'd like to share? Tell us in a comment below or share them on our Facebook, Twitter or Google+ page!