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5 amazing changes to try right now.

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For better sleep ...

TAKE A BATH BEFORE BED.

Showers are super efficient, but indulging in a good soak will prime your body for bed. Studies show that the drop in body temperature after getting out of a bath may make you sleepier--not to mention it'll help you wind down after yet another cray-cray day.

For more energy ...

DRINK TONS OF [H.sub.2]O.

Nothing sucks the life out of you like being totally dehydrated. Guzzle an 8-ounce glass in the morning and keep sipping throughout the school day, shooting for about 2 liters by bed.

For extra motivation ...

BARGAIN WITH YOUR BRAIN.

Need a shove out the door to work out? Tell yourself you're going for "just five minutes"--and you'll likely be out there for much longer. Experts swear by this, saying it's just the kick-start your brain needs to motivate you off the couch and into your workout.

For less stress ...

TURN ON THE SLOW JAMS.

Research shows that your brain may sync up with the beat of a slower-tempo song, helping to relax your body and ease anxiety.

For a happier day ...

SING OUT LOUD.

And when you need a pick-me-up? Switch from the slow stuff to your party playlist and belt it out, babe. Studies show that those who sing along to their favorite songs are 81 percent less likely to be in a bad mood. Bonus: The benefits of channeling your inner Rachel Berry can last for more than an hour.

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Title Annotation:health: GET FIT FAST
Publication:Girls' Life
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Date:Aug 1, 2015
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