How to Stay High in Energy

When you are focused on being healthy and happy, most people like the idea of being able to keep involved in their favourite outdoor activity until their mood changes rather than because fatigue sets in.

Keeping your energy high and avoiding fatigue is a balance of deep sleep, proper hydration and nutritious snacks.

Active people know the importance of deep sleep and proper hydration, however, a common cause of fatigue during endurance activities like hiking is the poor choice of snacks.

Many people rely on sports bars or granola bars that have ingredients that interfere with proper body functioning.

Here are some tips:

* Avoid bars with ingredients like hydrogenated oils that have no nutritional value.

* Avoid bars containing mostly assorted types of quick sugars like corn syrup that will give you a temporary high sending your blood sugar into turmoil.

* Choose snacks like fruits and vegetables that have a high fibre content so you get a slow energy release. High fibre foods are mostly firm so they do not fall apart in your bag.  Examples are apples, carrots and celery. Bananas get squashed and attract flies.

BONUS: Fruits and vegetables also give you additional water and their natural alkalinity also balances the acidity the active body produces. Dry snacks like trail mixes tend to dehydrate the body. Eat in small amounts.

For emergency energy: dates, figs, raisins and other dried fruits will help you make it home for dinner but you will need to drink more water to help with the re hydration of these dry foods.

If you like the idea of buying organic food for the quality of the food and the richness of its taste but you believe organic food is expensive then check out How to Buy Organic Food Inexpensively.

Best of Health to you,

David

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