More energy? Better performance? Improved concentration? Alertness?
Energy drinks is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, but do they work, or is it purely advertising and marketing hype claiming that they will boost your health, increase your performance and other enticing benefits?
Most energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine and sugar, which can give you a temporary burst of energy, but the boost is short-lived. There are no long-term benefits. In fact, they may cause health problems, such as weight gain, increased blood pressure, anxiety, nervousness and poor sleep.
“If you’re taking an energy supplement, it may be because good nutrition or adequate sleep is lacking. Take a look at your overall eating habits. The first step to all-day energy is to make sure you’re not skipping meals. A lot of women curb calorie intake in the morning and afternoon, which leads to energy slumps followed by nighttime bingeing.” Katherine Zeratsky, RD, a dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
“Why do I have so little energy that I need to seek out these drinks in the first place”? is perhaps the real question we should be asking ourselves. We are not born sluggish or constantly tired.
This lack of energy is as a result of poor health habits such as:
- Poor food choices and poor food quality, which may also result in weight gain
- Repressed negative emotions, such as stress, anxiety, anger and fear, because they negatively impact our physical health
- Poor lifestyle habits, such as lack of exercise, smoking, or over-use of alcohol
- Lack of sleep
- Poor breathing
1 minute health tip: There is no “quick fix” if you want to increase your energy and take care of your health.
Craniosacral therapy and Reflexology are non-invasive, drug-free techniques that support energy creation, reduce stress and treat mind and body. Healthy eating and effective lifestyle habits are part of all sessions. If you prefer a different therapy that’s fine too, as long it treats mind, body and emotions. There is no physical health without emotional health.
If you want to have more energy, vitality and improved performance so that you can reach your full potential, contact Arthur for more information. It’s worth the call.