From “toxic friends” to that messy desk, these surprisingly innocent stamina stealers may be making your tired.
Clutter is Very Harmful
When you’re surrounded by heaping piles of junk or paper-either somewhere in your home or right on your desk-it can quickly shift your brain into overdrive and also overload. In 2003, some researchers in Princeton University asked few volunteers to focus on just one objet and then quickly moved another object in their view. Once this second object appeared, they noticed a fuzzy version of that particular item pop in their participants’ brain scans. They concluded that more clutter in your working or living space can make it cumbersome for your brain to concentrate, and it may get tired easily within a short time. This particular theory holds well for kitchen too. According to a recent study at Cornell University, a disorganized kitchen raises stress levels and may also prompt you to switch to high-calorie unhealthy food habits.
The way you Normally Walk
Body posture has a direct impact on your stamina and feelings. In a article published in famous journal Biofeedback few years back, data was collected from 110 young adults after they were asked to rate their exact energy levels and general rate of depression. They were divided in two separate groups and were asked to walk either with a spring in their step (by skipping or by moving their arms) or slouched over for three to four minutes. After the walk, the slouchers felt sad, sleepy, and zombie-like, while adults with more vibrant walk reported feeling of more happier, energetic and positive. What I want to say here is that if you being integrate more body movements in your day-to-day life, you will see a good jump in your energy levels and should expect a better quality of life. It’s akin to the principle of “fake it till you finally make it”-it’s possible to convince your body that you indeed possess more energy.
When you’re even little thirsty, it can amazingly alter your energy levels and even emotions, according to researchers working on a projects in the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory. After thoroughly testing many groups of women and men in separate studies, they found that even mild dehydration caused fatigue, headaches, and difficulty in concentration among women, and they also experienced difficulty with mental tasks, especially in areas of working memory and vigilance, among men. In both men and women, these kind of adverse mood changes can limit motivation necessary to engage in even normal aerobic workouts. David Lieberman, one of the study’s co-authors also noted that even mild dehydration interferes with many types of daily activities.
Lack of Critical Mineral and Vitamin Combo
When your body fails to get sufficient energy-making minerals and vitamins-especially magnesium and B vitamins-there is significant drop in your energy levels. A study was carried out at Rush University Medical Center where it was found that all those who have low levels of vitamin B12 have much lower brain volumes and also have many issues with their thinking skills. It was found that improved calcium and magnesium intake boosts brainpower by improving memory and learning. In this research it was found that patients experienced favorable reactions when they mixed magnesium powder and vitamin B with ribose powder (a vital chemical that is the source of all cellular energy). It was found that this approach increased energy to astounding average of 67 percent after four weeks.
Working out too much
Time is gym is important because exercises boost your energy levels (along with mood and your overall health). However, long hours running on the treadmill or pounding the pavement can backfire. Researchers at Texas A&M University stated that continuous overtraining can deplete hormones produced in adrenal glands, leaving your body deprived and unable to handle mental, physical, or emotional stress. In another study conducted by Butler University, it was found that over-exhaustion can result in disturbed sleep patterns, increased muscle fatigue, irritability, and depression, making you more prone to headaches and migraines. Make sure you’re not doing these post-workout blunders.
The People in your Inner Circle
It’s a fact-“toxic friends” do exist. So association with some individuals can be very exhausting. Colleagues and friends who are “energy vampires” will always leave you emotionally drained once you speak to them. According to a 1994 research conducted by University of Wisconsin, people often unconsciously mimic others facial expressions because they want to create identical emotions-whether negative or positive-within themselves. So if you feel bad being around someone, the healthy answer for you is to usually say “no” instead of yes!