PHYSICAL ENERGY AND ENDURANCE
The desire for more physical energy and endurance is one of the leading health issues among the general population, and is a major reason why many people take dietary supplements. There are at least four fundamental keys to physical energy:
1) Eating healthy, balanced meals throughout the day. Beginning with breakfast, many nutritionists advise eating 5-6 small and healthy meals appropriately spaced throughout the day, as opposed to just the traditional three. This approach provides the body with a continual supply of nutrients and energy sources.
2) Releasing the optimum amount of energy from the foods. The body needs certain vitamins, minerals and enzymes to fully breakdown proteins, carbohydrates and fats within foods; and to convert them into the type of fuel it requires at the individual cellular level.
3) Performing regular exercise and/or an aerobic activity. Under proper medical advice and supervision, getting your muscles moving and blood pumping has benefits for cardiovascular health, maintaining healthy body weight, and creating a sustained sense of vitality.
4) Getting proper rest. The body needs proper down time to recharge itself. As a rule of thumb, getting eight hours a night of quality sleep is sufficient to rejuvenate most individuals.