Health Hints: 6 Surprising Energy Zappers
If you're sick and tired of feeling, well, you know, find out why your energy levels are so low and vow to make a health change -- or six
Because we are always "connected" we never truly disconnect from the stresses of work. And stress triggers a fight-or-flight reaction in the body that has a direct impact on energy. Another problem with technology is the wealth of information it puts at our fingertips. We feel compelled to stay informed, which results in mentally draining multi-tasking. It literally becomes difficult to shut down -- both the computer (say, to pick up a book or have an actual face-to-face conversation) and our brains (exposure to screen time has been shown to interfere with sleep).
Try instituting a no-electronics zone. Maybe everything gets turned off when you get home. Maybe you stay gadget-free an hour before bed. Or you could try leaving the phone at home for a few hours while you run errands and see if you end up being more productive.
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