Thursday, September 30, 2010
The more energy conundrum
It never fails to baffle me how on a day where I wake up at the obscene hour of 5:25 am to get to my class, I have MORE energy than on the days where I get the extra sleep that my body also needs and craves. Yesterday one of my painting tasks took two hours. Today, after my class, it only took one and a half.
I was tooling around on the net trying to find out why. I found this little study confirming that exercise is better than napping for more energy, less lethargy. But here's the answer to the question in one word: OXYGEN! Exercise increases the oxygen to more parts of your body. Also, over time, your body will build more capillaries to help deliver the oxygen to even more areas, which creates more bloodflow, hence more energy. And, go figure, all that oxygen helps you sleep better too.
So go get your oxygen fix today ladies!
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 10:30 AM