Dr Oz: Long-Lasting Energy Secrets
Approximately 85% of Americans report waking up tired while 75% say they’re drained during the work day, and the majority of people say they just aren’t getting the sleep they need. Tim Ferriss loves to test and do research on anything he’s curious about. This time, after hearing too many people complain about a lack of energy, he logged hours studying energy and fatigue with the help of CEO’s, celebrities, and more. He worked around the clock until he was finally able to reveal the secret to harnessing more energy and sustaining that level of energy.
The first secret to all-day energy is “do less to get more.” It’s a concept called the minimum effective dose. For example, instead of using a knife to cut a slice of cake, you can use a simple piece of dental floss across the entire cake to cut two slices in half the time, with great results. Instead of working hard, it’s about working smart.
Tim also suggested using micro-doses of exercises throughout the day, like athletes and CEO’s do. You can do just a few simple exercises in the middle of the day to give you a burst of energy when you’re feeling drained. You don’t need to break a sweat, you just need to activate your nervous system. Aim for 2-3 times per day and you’ll reap the benefits.
Dr Oz: Morning Hacks For All-Day Energy
If you’re struggling with low energy late in the afternoon, try titanium tea. Tim loves to use a bag of Pu-Erh Aged black tea with a pinch of green tea, then adds a dash of turmeric and ginger shavings with 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
If you’re curious as to what the most successful people in the world do as soon as they wake up, it all starts with making the bed. Starting the day with something you can control helps build momentum. Secondly, do 5-10 reps of physical activity, whether it’s push-ups or jumping jacks.
Next, be sure to eat 30 grams of protein in the morning to increase body temperature, increase energy, and potentially help you burn more fat. If you can’t live without a cup of coffee but find that one cup just doesn’t do you justice, try taking a shot of grapefruit juice before you enjoy the cup. It will help the caffeine last longer.
Dr Oz: Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep
As for your nighttime regimen, you want to prioritize sleep. Again, routine is best before you prepare for a night’s rest. Thirty minutes before bed, play an electronic puzzle game because it can help override any thoughts that may otherwise keep you awake. Then, 20 minutes before bed, decompress your spine. You can have someone gently pull on your legs while you lie flat on your back with your legs relaxed. If you’re by yourself, try the pigeon yoga pose to stretch your hips.
Finally, five minutes before bed, try putting a cooling gel mattress pad under your sheet. Changing the temperature at which you sleep can be a total game changer! Instead of ear plugs, try putting ear putty in both ears because it can be more comfortable and help block noise for better sleep.
Tim Ferriss is the author of “Tools of Titans.”