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5-hour ENERGY® Fuels up for Another Scavenger Hunt Contest

Sunday, February 26, 2012
5-hour ENERGY® Scavenger Hunt Contest
Well fans, with the highly anticipated Daytona 500 today, it’s time for another chance to win a year’s supply of 5-hour ENERGY®! We’re celebrating the start of another NASCAR season by reigniting the 5-hour ENERGY® Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest.

The contest is simple: fans need to search for 15 hidden 5-hour ENERGY® tokens that are strategically placed on the 5-hour ENERGY® website, Facebook page, Twitter profile and the 5-hour ENERGY® Shot blog. Each token is paired with a code word and number that fans can submit on the contest entry form.

5-hour ENERGY® has teamed up with Michael Waltrip Racing, owner of the No. 15 5-hour ENERGY® Toyota Camry driven by Clint Bowyer, and decided to add a little twist this year. Fans are invited to search for additional bonus codes on Michael Waltrip Racing’s Website and enter these special codes on the Bonus Code Entry Form.

We know it’s not going to be easy, but this contest is designed to test your determination and patience just like NASCAR drivers will exhibit today at Daytona and throughout the 2012 racing season. If you find yourself ready to hit the wall, don’t hesitate to Tweet @5hourenergyguy on Twitter for clues and hints on code locations. He's like your very own Crew Chief, helping you go the distance and finish strong.

The scavenger hunt contest ends on Monday, Nov. 19. After finding all of the tokens and completing the form, participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win a one-year supply of 5-hour ENERGY® shots in addition an autographed Clint Bowyer t-shirt. Don't forget about the Bonus Codes over on the Michael Waltrip Racing Website! Each month you have the chance to slingshot past the other contestants with more chances to win! Good luck, happy hunting and let’s go racing!

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How to Stay Healthy During Winter

Friday, February 17, 2012
Winter is notorious for being cold and flu season. Often you can’t go to work or a store without seeing somebody coughing or sneezing, and germs in public places like these make it hard for you to stay healthy. The fact that germs can so easily be spread is why it’s so important to make sure you take preventative measures to stay healthy.

Wash your hands
This is the most important thing you can do to avoid getting sick. Throughout the day, your hands touch things like pens, money, and computer keyboards that can easily spread germs. These germs linger on your hands and a common way to catch a cold is by rubbing your nose or eyes, so washing your hands are an effective way to reduce the risk of getting sick. Don’t forget that in order to be most effective, you should wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds.

Treat Your Body Right
A well-balanced diet is a good way to keep your body healthy and strong. Eating foods like fruits, vegetables, foods high in fiber and protein, and drinking plenty of water are effective ways to prevent illness.

Exercising regularly also helps strengthen your immune system. Exercising for 30 minutes a day at least 4 days per week has been shown to lower stress hormones and boost immunity. If you don’t have time to exercise, try small things to keep you active, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or get up from your desk and walk around to wake your body up. Being active keeps your body healthier in more ways than one.

It is vital to get enough sleep every night, because a well-rested body is what an immune system needs to function at its best. Adults should get at least 7 hours of sleep per night, while also trying to maintain a regular sleep and wake time. In order to get your best sleep, avoid caffeine 4-5 hours before bed, don’t exercise more than 3 hours before bed, and keep your room quiet and dark.

Keep your Workspace Clean
The office is an easy place to pick up germs. Somebody is always coughing, sneezing, or sniffling so it’s important to keep your personal work area clean. Have disinfecting wipes nearby to clean your phone, keyboard, desk and other belongings are a good way to eliminate germs that travel through the air.
Having hand sanitizer nearby is also a good idea. Washing your hands is best, but you won’t always be able to go wash them so sanitizer is a good alternative. After applying hand sanitizer, be sure to scrape your fingernails against your palm to kill germs trapped under your fingernails, too.

These preventative tips will help get you through the cold and flu season, but getting sick is an inevitable part of life. Make sure that if you do get sick you stay home so you don’t infect others, drink lots of fluids and rest. Be sure to sneeze or cough in your sleeve to avoid spreading germs and even when you’re sick wash your hands often.

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5-hour ENERGY® is ready to Gas & Go with Clint Bowyer in 2012!

Thursday, February 9, 2012
It’s almost that time of year again, NASCAR fans! Soon the sound of engines roaring and the smell of racing fuel will fill the air. Thanks to our new sponsorship of Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 5-hour ENERGY® Toyota Camry, all of us here at 5-hour ENERGY® are more than ready to get the 2012 NASCAR season rolling.

Clint Bowyer is returning for his seventh full-time NASCAR season in 2012. It will be his first season with Michael Waltrip Racing and 5-hour ENERGY®. Clint and the 5-hour ENERGY® Racing Team joins Martin Truex Jr., future hall of famer Mark Martin and two-time Daytona 500 champ Michael Waltrip at Michael Waltrip Racing.

5-hour ENERGY® Clint Bowyer #15 Toyota Camry

Michael Waltrip, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and teammate Mark Martin have a combined start of 1,600 Sprint Cup races. They are the only drivers to have wins spanning four different decades in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series. With this history of success, we only have high hopes for Clint.

In a behind-the-scenes look at his recent photo shoot, Clint shared his thoughts on the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

"I'm really excited about 2012, having 5-hour ENERGY® on board. Very exciting sponsor, high energy, and it's kind of the way I am, so I think we're going to have a lot of fun with the sponsor and interacting with fans and things like that off the race track."

Clint's debut race in the #15 5-hour ENERGY® Toyota Camry starts on February 18 at the Budweiser Shootout. This non-points competition offers a cash prize over $1 million! Just eight days later, Clint will be racing the 5-hour ENERGY® car in the highly anticipated Daytona 500.

February could prove to be a career-changing month for Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip Racing, and 5-hour ENERGY®! Clint's new team has a history of success in the NASCAR Cup Series. In 2001 and 2003, Michael Waltrip took first place in the Daytona 500 without even competing in the Shootout. If Clint pulls it off at the Shootout, he could join the list of five racers since 1982 who have won the Shootout and the Daytona 500 in the same year!

We'd like to leave you with your wheels spinning in anticipation for the 2012 season, so in the famous words of Michael Waltrip’s brother and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Darrell Waltrip, “Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let’s go racing boys!”

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