See Why Your Cells Hold the Key To Your Energy Levels
Aside from obesity, iron deficiency, diabetes and heart disease, Americans, above all others, are fighting a daily battle with another health foe, and that is fatigue.
The hustle and bustle lifestyle that so many of the population leads has a knack of catching up to us as individuals. Burning the candle at both ends, as it were, can lead to serious energy and overall health issues. Without sufficient sleep, time for the body to re-energize, regain strength and have enough power to get you through each day, our bodies and our well-being are put at serious risk. Without sleep, our bodies' immune systems cannot properly function, and this increases the likelihood and susceptibility to serious illness.
Our energy needs can change at the drop of a hat, as the body works in a number of different ways, and requires bursts of energy or long lasting amounts of it without notice sometimes. Obviously sitting and watching television on the couch requires far less energy than going for a nice six mile run, but there's no on-and-off switch to let your body know of a drastic change in energy needs.
What many people fail to realize is that simply eating too much, or sometimes not enough, can affect the body's need for energy. In order to produce a sufficient amount of energy for the bodies needs, the mitochondria within the cells, responsible for energy being transported throughout the body, need to be able to produce oxygen to convert glucose and fat into energy storage,this is most commonly referred to as ATP, and is done through a process called aerobic respiration. ATP is able to release energy when the body needs it and keeps the body going when it is being exerted or used at a rapid rate.
So, in order to beat that sluggish feeling half way through a busy day, the body needs more of those energy deliveries from the cells within the body itself. Energy in mitochondria can be generated anaerobically, as well, or through aerobic respiration. this means that something as easy as taking a few purposeful and very deep breaths in concession can help to amp up the flow of energy.
Now, taking a deep breath is just an easy way to supplement a natural way to regain energy, and anyone suffering from chronic fatigue will need something more than a few breaths to help fully restore proper energy levels. Many of those that do suffer from severe tiredness on a frequent basis often have undiagnosed cases of serious ailments like anemia, hypothyroid, or nutrient deficiency. For most, a change in dietary intake, as well as the incorporation of a more healthy lifestyle, can raise levels of energy naturally in a more permanent way.