How to Live an Energized Life
There are many different reasons why we need energy. Thermal energy is used to keep our body warm, mechanical energy helps us to move, and electrical energy sends nerve impulses and signals to and from our brains. Energy is stored in both food and in our bodies as chemical energy.
We are in constant need of energy. We need it while we are awake, while we are sleeping, working, repairing injuries, having a shower or a bath. We need energy for everything.
So Where Does Energy Come From?
Energy comes mostly from the food we eat. It’s actually better to eat small meals and snacks every few hours rather than three large meals a day. This approach can reduce your perception of fatigue since your brain has a steady supply of nutrition.
Eating foods with a low glycemic— whose sugars are absorbed slowly — can help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches. Foods with a low glycemic index include whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil. In general, high-carbohydrate foods have the highest glycemic indexes. Meanwhile, proteins and fats have glycemic indexes that are close to zero.
Exercise is another way to create energy. It almost guarantees that you’ll sleep more soundly. It also gives your cells more energy to burn and circulates oxygen. Getting into an intense exercise regime might sound overwhelming, but a brisk walk is always a good place to start.
Another way energy can be boosted is through controlling your stress. Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy. Talking with a friend or relative, joining a support group, or seeing a massage therapist can all help to diffuse this stress. Relaxation therapies like meditation, yoga, and tai chi are also effective tools for reducing stress.
Bottom line; make sure you eat a balanced diet, exercise, sleep enough and work to decrease some of your stress, if you want to live a life full of energy.
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