Would you care for more energy? who wouldn’t want more energy to think clearer for longer periods of time, play harder with your kids, get more done throughout the day, and supercharge your performance. This is the ultimate quest for most Americans living in the hectic 21st century. Many lifestyles today call for a never stop…on the move….never slow down pace, which is great if you can handle it? But many of us feel tired at the end of the day and exhausted at weeks end, which plays a significant role in our performance. The good news is that we can do something about it!
There are 4 categories to an energy equation that if tackled with persistent discipline you are able to deposit more credits into your energy reservoirs.
A + B + C + D = e- (energy)
A. – If you want to maximize your available energy for life, and retain that energy rather than burning out, then do your best to follow these simple nutritional guidelines:
- Eat slow-releasing carbohydrates, ones that release their fuel slowly (Superfood supplements are great for fast paced lifestyles). Ensure you have optimal intake of the essential vitamins and minerals that facilitate the metabolism to work efficiently. Avoid stimulants and depressants, which drive highs and lows in the energy factor
B. – When discussing energy it is imperative to understand the significant role that stress plays in the equation. Conservative estimates suggest that your need for essential vitamins and minerals doubles when under a great deal of stress.
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- Stressors like fast-releasing sugars found in sweets, environmental stress, mental stress, and occupational stress all deplete energy reservoirs. Some of these can be eliminated and some can only be regulated, but understanding the consequences that stress plays upon energy levels is crucial. Specific practices like: positive autosuggestion, meditation, exercise (yoga), and deep breathing are terrific for reducing the ever persistent stress in your life.
C. – A third component of the energy equation focuses on physical activity. The research proves that not only gym related exercise enhances energy reservoirs but that weekly physical activity plays a nice role in acquiring more sustainable energy. Activities such as; gardening, playing with the kids, walking, yard work, or bike riding are all forms of physical activity. Regular engagement in physical activity helps us:
- Deal with psychological stress better
- Add muscle which burns fat
- Reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and other chronic conditions
And, by working out today you will burn up to 120 additional calories tomorrow (where do I sign up?)
D. – the last component in the energy equation is detoxification. When you feel sluggish and tired there might be a specific reason for that feeling, your system is clogged! Our society is overwhelmed by chemicals that are foreign to the body, especially in the food we eat. Certain food additives cannot be broken down as energy and consequently clog the system leading to bogged down bodies. Once the system becomes clogged it must be cleansed in order to work again as nature intended.
So, if you want to feel like a champion then follow the energy equation:
A + B + C + D = e- (energy)
High Quality Nutrition + Coping with Stress + Physical Activity + Detoxification = ENERGY
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