Lack of energy? Are You Uncertain Why?
Let’s face it: we all get more fatigued as we get older. It’s part of the aging process: we lose mitochondria (energy-producing engines in the cells) and we produce less adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that delivers energy to cells throughout our body. Other causes of fatigue, such as inactivity, depression, lack of sleep, a poor diet, or heart disease, can increase the feeling of tiredness or sluggishness.
But age and disease-related factors aren’t the only drains on your energy. Your lifestyle habits may be to blame for some of your daily fatigue. The following energy zappers are common culprits that you can change.
If you have less muscle mass, you have fewer mitochondria and less ATP production, being sedentary compounds the problem by weakening and shrinking muscles and causing them to use energy inefficiently. Physical activity strengthens muscles, helps them become more efficient, and conserve ATP while increasing the production of energy-producing brain chemicals.
Inactivity Solution = Even though we naturally lose muscle mass as we age, we can slow the process by incorporating Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Training. You no longer need to feel intimidated by the recommendation of 30 minutes per day, at least five days per week of moderate-intensity exercise. By training with EMS, you’ll only need to train 30 minutes, twice a week, and still obtain better results than five days of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. Why and how you ask? In just 30 minutes, the EMS suit is able to activate more than 350 different muscles simultaneously, contracting up to 36,000 times! That’s penetrating up to 90% of your muscles which helps you burn an average of 700 calories or more per session.
Too Much Stress and Lack of Sleep:
Lack of sleep will lead to chronic stress over time and this will dramatically increase levels of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol reduces the production of ATP and it increases inflammation, which also reduces ATP production. However, stress-reduction techniques are associated with lower cortisol levels.
Too Much Stress and Lack of Sleep Solution = By incorporating EMS into your workout, it will increase your endorphin levels, you’ll feel happier, better, more confident, and have higher self-esteem. When all these things happen, you’ll feel more relaxed causing your cortisol hormone to reduce and it will help you have a better sleep.
Other common culprits you can change are Poor Diet Choices. If you’re not nourishing your body, you won’t have the vitamins and minerals necessary to produce enough ATP, and you’ll feel more tired. Eating too much-processed food can increase inflammation, which impairs the production of ATP and energy. On the flip side, if you’re eating too much food at one time, that can cause blood sugar spikes and lead to fatigue. While having a balanced diet is important, ensuring to avoid Poor Beverage Choices is excruciating. Sweet beverages can cause blood sugar spikes followed by a drop that causes fatigue. Being dehydrated can also make you feel tired, as can drinking too much alcohol or caffeinated drinks near bedtime (alcohol interrupts sleep in the middle of the night).
Poor Diet and Beverage Choices Solution = When training with EMS, your body naturally craves healthier food and intaking more water than you normally would. By combining a well-balanced diet and consuming more water, this will result in a more glowy, plump, and hydrated skin complexion.