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    What Morning Routine Can Give Me More Energy?
    Do you constantly struggle to get out of the bed? Dr. Oz has a simple routine that will turn you into a morning person in no time! You'll start the day energized and ready to go.
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    Our bodies need a constant supply of energy to function properly to maintain health and internal balance. The food we eat is what provides our cells with the needed energy to survive and function properly. But before food can become a usable form of energy it has to be converted into smaller units called substrates, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The energy stored in these substrate molecules is then chemically released in cells and stored in the form of a high-energy compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When the chemical bonds that hold ATP together are broken, energy is released for cellular work (such as performing muscle contraction).

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    28-day Holistic Health Overhaul, Pt. 1
    You can detoxify your body and lose weight with a holistic approach to dieting.

    Watch as yogi Cameron Alborzian and Dr. Oz discuss the holistic approach to detoxing and dieting in this video.



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    Physical activity is the best way to boost energy levels. Regular physical activity increases the blood flow to your body and improves your cardiovascular health and fitness. This will allow more blood and oxygen to get to the body providing energy to do work. Regular physical activity also increases production of vital hormones such as thyroid-stimulating hormone, testosterone, human growth hormone, and catecholamines, all of which help increase your metabolism and give you more energy. Regular physical activity also makes you more efficient at utilizing your body’s stores of fat and sugar for fuel, which allows you to burn them for energy and also helps regulate blood sugar levels and prevent the peaks and valleys that can cause fatigue. All of this will help you see a big increase in energy once you start engaging in regular physical activity.  

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    The morning is the best time of the day for energy work. The prana is fresher, and you’re fresher energetically. Additionally, energy work is a good way to start your day. Thus, if you have only one time of the day for breathing, meditating, and self-healing, it should be the morning. Of course, if you have a schedule that makes it difficult for you to practice in the morning, or if you’re not a “morning person,” the routine still works any time you practice it. But we recommend that you try to do your energy work in the morning.
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    For more energy, one needs more iron. Although chickpeas are packed with iron, your body cannot absorb it all without vitamin C, plenty of which you can find in red peppers. Try alternating slices of red pepper with pita when eating hummus or add red pepper to tabouli, one of my favorite fresh and healthy recipes.
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    From thyroid issues to anemia and plain old digestive disorders like constipation and irritable bowel, the state of your health in every system of your body will dictate the state of your energy level. When there's a bleep in an organ, tissue, system, or group of cells, there's a misfire that culminates in an inefficient metabolism. Just one minor deficiency or miscue happening in the body can trigger a cascade of troubles that result in energy depletion. It's hard, in fact, to be low on energy if your body is operating perfectly and there are no hidden health challenges.

    When you don't give the body the excuse to downshift, it won't. But when there's a health issue to address and the body needs to fight a germ or make up for a dysfunction somewhere in the whole system, then you will certainly feel it. Your energy will be limited as your body uses all it can to heal, protect, and consolidate its resources, so the ones that are required to keep you alive are still available no matter what. The body doesn't necessarily care, for instance, that you feel energetic. It just wants to maintain its non-negotiable systems of survival such as your heart and lungs.
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    In the body, thermal energy helps us to maintain a constant body temperature, mechanical energy helps us to move, and electrical energy sends nerve impulses and fires signals to and from our brains. Energy is stored in foods and in the body as chemical energy.
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    Understanding the energy density of foods and using it to guide eating choices can help people eat the way the research suggests they should be eating -- not only for weight management, but for optimal health.

    Here's a simple method for determining the energy density (calories per gram) of foods you buy in the supermarket:
    • Look at the Nutrition Facts Label on the food package.
    • Find the serving size weight in grams and the calories per serving.
    • If the calories are a smaller number than the grams, the food has low energy density. Feel free to enjoy satisfying amounts of that food.
    • If the calories are equal to, or twice as much, as the grams, eat moderately and watch your portion size.
    • If the calories are more than twice the grams, limit your portions.
    You'll discover that dry foods, like crackers, have high energy density (calories more than twice the grams). Surprisingly, fat-free pretzels have the same energy density as cheese. Munching on these without controlling your portions can quickly add weight.

    Do a little pre-planning. Fill snack baggies with cut-up vegetables or cut-up melon, strawberries or any fruit and line them up in the refrigerator so you can just grab them to go for lunch or snacking on the run.

    To add fiber and lower energy density, look for breads with at least three grams of fiber per serving and cereals or starches with at least five grams of fiber per serving. In recipes, use smaller amount of potatoes and using more vegetables like green beans, spinach, cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms and zucchini.
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    How can exposure to blue light increase energy?

    Fatigue is a common complaint among people of all ages. In this video, fitness expert and author Tim Ferriss discusses why blue light can make a major difference in your energy levels.

     

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