Today, a lot of people spend their days sitting in front of computers or operating some kind of machinery. The importance of having physical energy seems to be obvious in the context of talking about athletes and sports. It is also obvious when it comes to occupations in the fields of construction and farming, but other people typically disconnect their physical performance from the state of their bodies.
Most modern jobs simply don’t have any requirements when it comes to physical performance, which is why it is easy to ignore the fact that physical energy is a crucial source of fuel for a human body, even if the job is 100% sedentary.
Physical energy is what allows people to stay focused, think creatively, and even manage the emotions. At the simplest level, a human body obtains physical energy when oxygen interacts with glucose. In practical terms, physical energy depends on foods, eating schedule, amounts of sleep, and breathing patterns.
Most people in the Western world today don’t have any real experience when it comes to prolonged hunger. We are all, however, familiar with the feeling of being extremely hungry and willing to eat the first food that we come by. It is difficult to focus on anything other than food when our stomachs are empty.
On the other side of the spectrum, there is chronic overeating. It is a form of providing the body with too many nutrients and elements, which may lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other dangerous conditions that have both health and performance consequences.
Raw foods such as fruits and vegetables provide recovery in a much more efficient way than do processed foods with added sugars. They do not overwhelm the body with a sudden spike of energy in the way sugars do. Eating raw foods leads to stable, sustainable energy that lasts for a long time.