Although many people do not recognize it, energy is the driving force behind our daily lives. It’s the motivating factor behind our productivity levels and determines what we can accomplish in a day’s time. During the coronavirus pandemic, most of us have determined that our energy is lacking – but we might not quite know the exact reasons why. Before you can work on boosting said energy, you need to get to the root of the issue first. Here are some reasons why you might be experiencing low energy right now.
Lack of Sleep
Circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle of an individual. It repeats on each rotation of the Earth – roughly every 24 hours. In our technological age, sleep has become an after-thought, and it’s become common practice to engage in poor sleep habits, such as eating before bed, going to sleep too late, or using smartphones/tablets in the wee morning hours. All of these habits harm our circadian rhythm. The pandemic – and the lack of a regular schedule – has made this worse.
Most people are quick to admit that they don’t drink enough water. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the human adult body is made up of 60 percent water. It is honestly a no-brainer that if someone is feeling a bit off, hydration is the first thing to examine. Not sure how much H2O to fit in each day? Take your body weight and divide it by two – and that’s how many ounces you should be chugging every 24 hours. Both natural spring water and alkaline water are excellent choices!
Most people live very sedentary lives where most of their day is spent watching TV, working on the computer, or in bed. Rewind 10,000 – or even 5,000 years – and consider that most humans were active for the majority of the day. Movement is not only needed to generate energy, but also to increase circulation and blood flow and boost synovial fluid, which is primarily involved in reducing friction between the articular cartilages of your synovial joints when you’re moving. See what we mean?
The old expression “you are what you eat” is absolutely true. Without going on a tangent, we will simply say that mass factory-farmed protein is not high-quality protein, and chemically modified produce and vegetables are not ideal, either. Most especially, fast-foods are generally unhealthy and give unneeded calories without many nutrients to justify it, meaning you might still be craving more food afterward.
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