[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he trials and tribulations of everyday life can easily take a toll on both your body and mind. It is important to keep energy levels maintained and healthy. Although there are various factors that contribute to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue, there are also many small steps you can take to ensure your body is sufficiently producing and exerting energy.
WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR BODY
What you put into your body is one of the most influential factors contributing to the way you feel on a daily basis. Eating a balanced diet can guaranteed a healthy state of being but there are various areas of deficiency that could result in fatigue.
- Magnesium is needed for the production of ATP, which is the main energy-producing molecule in the body. Therefore, when magnesium is deficient our cells are less able to produce energy and we can experience chronic tiredness.
- Iron: Needed to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through your blood stream and necessary for the manufacture of energy. Iron can be consumed through both meat and plant life, although human absorption through plant life alone is less effective.
- Vitamin B12 In relation to Iron, B12 is needed to produce proper red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is also essential to proper digestion, the absorption of foods, the synthesis of protein and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. There is no mystery why B12 vitamin is very important.
- Folic Acid Along with B12, folic acid aids in the production of red blood cells. Since folic acid is easily destroyed during the cooking process, it is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies and easily leads to the feeling of fatigue.
- Water. The body’s functions depend on fluid for balance. Dehydration affects the body’s performance due to the drop in blood volume. As a result, the heart works harder to maintain the needs of your organs as well as supply the skin and muscles with oxygen and nutrients. The body’s ability to diffuse heat is compromised. The increase in internal heat then results in several symptoms, including fatigue.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WITH YOUR BODY
Where it is important to maintain what you put into your body, it is just as important to focus on your body’s ability to care for itself.
- Exercise. Exercise is an important component of combating fatigue. Experts say that increasing physical activity, even activity as simple as walking around the block, increases energy.
- Rest. When the body and/or mind are tired, a very simple solution may be to just take a nap!!
All in all, there are many ways to increase energy. Mainly, a balanced diet containing the proper nutrients as well as supplements of the mentioned vitamins will go a long way. Coupled with the proper amounts of rest and ample exercise, it may be easier than you think to increase and maintain your overall energy levels.