08/29/2012 09:12 am ET Updated Aug 29, 2012

Louis Burgdorf, 'Morning Joe' Producer, Talks Stress Relief At The Huffington Post's Oasis

Beef jerky and Arcade Fire are just two of the many things Louis Burgdorf, producer at MSNBC's Morning Joe, turns to when seeking equilibrium. Burgdorf stopped to chat with us at The Huffington Post's Oasis and revealed his usual go-tos for finding balance.

How do you unplug and recharge?
I go in the ocean as often as I can –- I live in New York so that’s a little tough, but when I'm in East Hampton, I go and surf. And I run on the Westside Highway and listen to my iPod -- Arcade Fire, M83 and the soundtrack to the movie, Drive.

How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
Here, it’s five hours a night. It’s probably closer to six on average.

What keeps you looking and feeling best?
I try to get exercise at least four days a week –- whether that’s a full workout or incorporating more walking and taking the stairs. Also, eating healthy.

What's your quick health fix to restore your energy?
I do a lot of things. I try and sleep more. I take Emergen-C immediately. I try and hydrate a lot more. I’ll slam coconut waters. And I also wash my hands a ton.

What foods keep you balanced?
Granola, Greek yogurt, fruit, a lot of blueberries and coconut water. For quick energy I’ll eat a beef jerky called Krave or a Clif Bar.

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