Today I’m going to share some tips on improving your energy.
But to start, I thought I’d share an interesting little story…
In this day and age, we generally like to think that our legal system (on the whole) is fair.
That’s perhaps not the case…
You see, a study has been done of over 1000 parole decisions made by judges over a 10-month period.
The results showed that, amazingly, a prisoner is more likely to have his/her parole request accepted if their case is heard at the beginning of the day rather than towards the end of the day.
Also, as part of the study analysis, they split the cases into 3 distinct sessions…
The first session ran from the beginning of the day until a mid-morning snack break.
The second lasted from the snack break until a late lunch, and the third lasted from lunch until the end of the day.
The study showed that a prisoner would double his chances of receiving parole if his case was heard at the beginning of one of those 3 sessions as opposed to later on.
As an example, one of the judges started the morning by granting parole to about 65 percent of the prisoners.
However, that percentage dropped to nearly zero by the end of the session, and then increased to about 65 percent after the snack break.
The same pattern was seen in the second and third sessions.
It basically seems as if, as the judges start to tire / mentally fatigue during a session, they are more likely to deny parole because it’s an easier decision.
People’s freedom is apparently left in the hands of how energetic the judge is feeling when they hear their case!
It definitely sounds like these judges (like most people) could do with some more stable energy levels through the day.
How about you? Are you the same?
Do you find you have peaks and troughs in energy through the day, and perhaps your mood, decisions, performance, and relationships are being impacted as a result?
If so, 3 of the best tips I can give for more stable energy during the day would be…
Stay well hydrated
Not drinking enough is a fairly basic but REALLY common cause of energy problems through the day.
The amount you need is dependent on your size, sex, activity levels, heaty, how much you sweat etc.
But 2 litres of water each day is normally a good number to be aiming for.
If you find it hard to get that amount, simply fill up a 2 litre bottle of water at the start of the day, and make sure its emptied by the time you go to bed.
Secondly, how active you are can affect your energy levels.
If you work an office job especially, or are at home for much of the day, then being too sedentary can be a big problem
(and can actually affect your health probably more than you realise).
At least aiming to move about and take a short walk every hour (even if only for a couple of minutes) can make a very big difference to how you feel.
I appreciate that when tired, moving about is the last thing you want to do.
But moving creates energy.
I’m not suggesting you go and run a marathon. But next time you feel an energy slump, instead of lying down, try standing up, puff your chest out, and have a quick powerful walk, if only for 100m.
It can work wonders.
Start the day off right
Finally, the type of things you have for breakfast can make a very big difference to how you feel for the rest of the day.
Most people will normally have something that is very high in carbs (cereal, oats, toast, for example).
But while carbs can often be needed for energy, we normally already have enough of them in our system.
Having too much at breakfast can give a spike in energy but then cause blood sugar cravings (and energy crashes) later in the day.
Instead, having some proteins and fats alongside your breakfast is a great way to help with that.
It’s a great way to start the day, and can help your energy levels (and cravings) a HUGE amount.
p.s. please don’t think I’m trivialising the amount of fatigue that someone with IBD can experience. It needs much more than the average person and much more than what I mention above. But those steps can be a very big step in the right direction and are all relatively easy to implement.
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