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Energize!

A double-shot mochaccino may help the new-mom drowsies, but there are better ways to up your energy level, says Sondra Kornblatt, mom and coauthor of 365 Energy Boosters. Here are a few to try:

Spice up your diet. Spicy foods (Thai, Indian) are a wake-up call to your taste buds  -- and your brain.

Chew on it. Peppermint gum stimulates the brain.

Sip green tea. It has higher levels of catechins, substances that enhance cells' energy production.

Find a new angle. Try this yoga move to increase blood flow to the brain: Stand one or two steps behind a chair. Reach forward, bending at the hips, until your hands reach the top edge of the chair, then take several long breaths. Slowly rise into an upright position.

Wear red (your baby, too!) to give your senses a jolt.

Snack on pumpkin seeds. They're high in magnesium, which creates an energy-producing substance called ATP.

Tug on your ears. Pull up at the tops, back at the sides, and down at the lobes to stimulate acupressure points.

Get a checkup to rule out problems like hypothyroidism or anemia.

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