You never expected to maintain the energy levels you had in your 20’s forever.
But wiped out and falling asleep in your armchair before noon? You never thought that would be the case either.
How is that even possible when you got a full night’s rest?
Well, my friend, there’s a good chance it’s not your age alone. Instead, it’s likely another one of those cruel tricks that nature likes to play on us.
It’s a change that takes place where you can’t see it. But you can certainly FEEL it.
Heck, some days, just trying to get through everyday chores can sap you of your energy and leave you in desperate need of a battery recharge.
But not anymore. Because today I’m going to reveal a hidden cause of fatigue and low energy that could be behind your slowdown. And once you know what it is, you can get to work turning it around.
It’s a lot easier than you might think. I’ll show you how.
Missing get-up-and-go is a message
It’s the very definition of a vicious cycle.
You don’t have the energy to get up and get moving as much as you’d like. But because you’re not up and moving, you don’t feel any better. In fact, you feel worse.
You’re exhausted and can’t get motivated to move. You feel like an engine sputtering on its last drops of fuel.
The truth is this personal energy crisis is typically a message. It’s your body sending you a memo in the only way it can. It’s telling you something is going on that needs your attention.
And if you don’t take care of it soon, it could lead to something far worse than low energy. Because this same underlying condition may lead to metabolic problems and chronic diseases, including diabetes.
A recent study reveals that as your blood sugar rises, you can struggle to increase your “aerobic capacity.” That’s just jargon for having a hard time mustering up the energy to do things beyond your basic routine.
In other words, having to do an extra load of wash or mopping the floor after the dog left muddy footprints everywhere could be enough to send you right off an energy cliff.
Better blood sugar boosts energy levels
The team followed up their initial research on humans with some testing on mice. They wanted to figure out what was behind the energy drain.
They uncovered two reasons for the blood-sugar-linked slowdown…
- The mice couldn’t grow the necessary new blood vessels to allow more efficient oxygen use by their muscles.
- When blood sugar was elevated, a “molecular switch” that muscles require to respond to exercise failed to flip.
If you have diabetes, your risk for this energy-sapping situation is higher, of course. But the truth is even folks who haven’t been diagnosed with the disease can face the same struggle.
It turns out this energy-robbing process can happen in pre-diabetes too.
And since estimates are that 50 percent of seniors are pre-diabetic, and another 25 percent already have the disease, there’s a very good chance that you’re affected by this to some degree yourself.
So if you find yourself struggling to get things done, don’t assume it’s just an inevitable sign of aging. Because when you make a couple of easy changes to improve your blood sugar, you could find your energy levels soaring once again.
- quit ultra-processed foods
- ditch added sugars
- limit the carbs
These basic adjustments to your diet alone could bring your blood sugar back into balance.
And second, consider taking a blood-sugar-friendly supplement such as cinnamon.
Cinnamon is safe, inexpensive, and easy to find. And it can help support healthy blood sugar in both diabetes and pre-diabetes. Look for a water-based extract for the best results.
For more tips on how to lower your blood sugar (and raise your energy levels at the same time), check out my earlier report, Natural trio reigns in rising blood sugar.