It’s not even noon, and you’re beat. You find yourself dozing off in your chair.
And that exercising everyone from your doctor to your spouse keeps nagging you about? Well, THAT’S never going to happen.
Simple activities that used to be a breeze have turned into a battle. And while you once seemed to have endless energy, you now get worn out just getting up.
The engine has run out of gas. And it’s easy to just blame it on getting older and your body wearing out.
But don’t give up yet, my friend. Because the truth is, it’s NOT your age. Not entirely, anyway. And it’s certainly NOT your fault, either.
Are you easily wiped out doing simple activities? Do you suddenly just not have the capacity you used to? Then, chances are there’s something else going on.
And the good news is fixing that something and restoring your energy couldn’t be easier. You CAN feel good… and be active… again.
And today, I’m going to show you exactly how.
The surprising cause of mysterious fatigue
Staying active may be more important now than ever before. With the pandemic, we’ve all been cooped up inside way too long.
We may not be going to restaurants and malls again anytime soon. But we can’t just continue to stay locked in the house, either. And it’s not just because we’ve run out of reruns of Law & Order to watch either. It’s starting to take its toll both mentally AND physically.
The truth is being totally sedentary is even more dangerous than COVID-19. Plus, it makes us more vulnerable to the virus in the long run, anyway. So it’s a good time to rediscover local parks and pathways.
As long as you can maintain social distance, putting your legs to work with a brisk walk, hike, or bike ride will do you a world of good. And not just for your fitness, but your sanity too.
But of course, that can also be a LOT easier said than done when your energy levels have taken a hike of their own. And if you find yourself getting easily winded even after just a little light activity, it can be downright impossible.
But now new research has revealed a surprising hidden culprit behind many mysterious cases of fatigue and low energy. They say it could be a sign of rising blood sugar.
RESTORE your energy with BETTER blood sugar
The new study finds that as blood sugar rises, we can struggle to increase “aerobic capacity.” That’s your ability to handle increased levels of activity beyond your normal baseline.
The team followed up their initial research on humans with some experiments on mice. They wanted to figure out WHY the energy drain was happening.
And they found two reasons for the blood-sugar-linked slowdown…
- The mice were unable to grow the new blood vessels needed to help muscles use oxygen more efficiently.
- A molecular switch” that’s needed to help muscles respond to exercise failed to flip when blood sugar was elevated.
This is, of course, a concern for anyone with diabetes. But the study also finds it’s a problem even if you DON’T have the disease. It turns out this energy-destroying process can happen in pre-diabetes too.
So if you’re “get up and go has got up and gone,” and you find yourself struggling to get some much-needed exercise, don’t assume it’s just a sign of aging. Make a couple of easy changes to improve your blood sugar, and you could find your energy levels soaring once again.
First, quit processed foods. Ditch the added sugars. And limit the carbs. A few minor adjustments to your diet 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.