I reckon they got it right in defining the tender age of 21 years as the time when one comes of age and officially becomes a fully grown adult. Yes, there are many differences between say a 29-year-old and his 21-year-old counterpart, but these are two fully grown adults we’re talking about.
After the age of 21 it seems as if things just go downhill in terms of how your biology works and while it may not take effect the instant you turn 21, it gradually starts to kick in, manifesting through indicators such as taking longer to recover from an illness, taking longer to recover from a night of heavy drinking and partying, taking longer to get back into shape when you get back to working out and even just noticing that something like your memory isn’t quite what it used to be.
All of that can be dealt with after you come to terms with it all that is, but one change which needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency is that of your diminishing energy levels. You do after all need your energy in order to continue making a living for yourself and just to make provision for your general survival. We don’t all work for the likes of Google and Facebook, where you can take a nice siesta in the sleeping pods that are located at the workplace premises, so taking an afternoon nap every day is perhaps something which we can’t all enjoy.
Many of us could definitely do with one though, but in the conventional corporate world, that’s just impractical.
So what do you do in the wake of your energy levels which are clearly not quite what they used to be? Energy drinks can only get you so far alongside the two million cups of coffee you drink every day. In fact, these are some short-term solutions which should never be deployed over prolonged periods. You can only pull an all-nighter once, fuelled by energy drinks and coffee, but if you want to address the issue of your diminishing energy levels in a much healthier way that has better, longer-term results, you have to be a bit more scientific about your approach.
If it means taking a vitamin supplement every day, for the rest of your life, then so be it, but ideally, you want to adjust your diet so that your body is able to absorb maximum energy out of the food you eat and make the most efficient use of that energy.
You can start with increasing the fibre you take in so that you detoxify your alimentary canal in a more natural way than through something like taking laxatives, followed by replacing as much processed foods as you can with whole foods that come in the closest thing to their natural form as possible.
The sugar and subsequent energy boost you get from eating an apple are much better for you than the sugar contained in an energy drink or chocolate bar, for example, but it does take time for the changes in your energy levels to start kicking it to the point that you notice them.
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