If you feel tired every day, it could be that you are bored with your job. Most people, I’ve learned from my research, do not like what they do for a living. In fact, 96% of the poor in my Rich Habits Study said they did not like their job.
You may think you’re just bored with your job, but in reality low-level stress, caused by job dissatisfaction, is forcing your body and your brain to exhaust it’s available supply of glucose, its main source of fuel.
When your glucose level drops, the body notifies the brain and the brain’s response is to put you to sleep, in order to reduce the need for glucose. That is why you feel tired on the job. So what can you do?
There are certain things you can do that add more fuel to the body:
- Exercise aerobically every day for 15 – 30 minutes – Aerobic exercise increases oxygen levels in the body. Every cell uses oxygen to break down glucose within each cell for use as fuel. When you increase your oxygen level by aerobically exercising, you make it easier for each cell to convert glucose into fuel.
- Take Vitamin D (1,000 – 5,000 IUs) – Vitamin D is actually a steroid. It has many benefits: It helps rid the lungs of bacteria and it boosts your immune system. Having less bacteria in the lungs means the immune system does not have to work as hard. Plus, because Vitamin D boosts your immune system, your immune system has more readily available resources (white blood cells) to attack intruders. It doesn’t have to reach out to the body asking it to create more immune cells, which means the body does not have to work as hard.
- Eat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil very day. Coconut oil is a fat that gets converted into Ketones, a unique source of fuel used by the brain. Ketones are a healthier fuel source because they do not require insulin in order to be converted to fuel. Glucose, the main source of fuel, requires insulin in order to convert it to fuel. More ketones means the body does less work, since it reduces the work of the pancreas, which is where insulin is produced.
- 2/3rds of your meals should be vegetables. Vegetables are easier to digest and that means less work for the body to convert into energy.