Habit: Guzzling energy drinks
Why it matters: These shorter, colder days may leave you itching for a sugary caffeine fix. But in a report last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers about drinks like 5-Hour Energy, Monster, and Rockstar. In just an eight-year timespan, about 20 deaths were linked to these products, in addition to many more hospitalizations. Is it worth the risk?
How to stop: If your energy wanes, try a snack packed with energy-yielding carbs, like half a tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread. That way, your blood sugar is less likely to spike, and you won't crash later. Other ways to boost your energy include a B vitamin supplement, a cold shower, or a walk outside.