Work hard, play hard! You’ve heard the expression before. The irony behind this expression is, the faster we move the SLOWER our metabolism works. And the slower we eat, the faster we metabolize!
When we eat on the go the salivary enzyme content in our mouth is reduced, the breakdown of fat, protein, and carbs in the stomach is impaired, and blood flow to the small intestines is decreased as much as fourfold which translates into decreased assimilation of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
The answer is a simple one: SLOW DOWN.
But sometimes this is easier said than done, especially when we are busy bees. Here are 5 tips for you busy bodies on the go for maintaining your energy all day long!
- Exercise regularly
A daily brisk walk will increase your energy and the effects will last over 2 hours! Continuing this for 3 weeks will lift your overall energy levels and mood.
- Never skip breakfast!
Studies show that people who eat breakfast have more energy throughout the day and tend to be in a better mood
- Stop Stressing!
You ever notice that when you are stressed out about something you’re exhausted? It’s because stress and anxiety actually steal your energy and make you feel mentally and physically drained! Set time aside in your day and do something that helps you relax such as yoga or going on a walk. Even spending 5 minutes practicing your breathing can make that much of a difference.
- Water is key
Sometimes fatigue can be the result of dehydration so make sure to keep hydrated all day long. My tip is to always try to drink at least half your body weight in ounces every day.
- Less sugar and more whole grains
The idea here is to maintain a blood sugar balance. Once you have that sugar spike, you are going to crash shortly after. Instead of getting energy from that donut, substitute that with brown rice, quinoa or some Ezekiel bread!
- Eat smaller meals more often
Eating 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day rather than 3 big meals will give you a burst of energy without eating too much in one sitting! This will also increase your metabolism.
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