I’m a biohacker – here’s the 3 telltale signs you’re completely drained and how to recharge
Have you ever felt burned out and couldn’t recover?
According to “professional biohacker” Dr. Molly Maloof is experiencing the nation in ‘a human energy crisis’.
Most adult lives today include sedentary lifestyles, desk jobs, binge drinking and snacking on processed foods.
It’s this toxic combination of lifestyle choices that often leads to what the former Stanford University professor calls “mitochondrial dysfunction.”
Mitochondria are essentially the batteries in our cells that power our lives. If they slow down, we slow down, she said.
There are some telltale signs that you’ve hit the slump and your mitochondria are failing you, said Dr. Maloof to The Telegraph.
1. You will be reliant on constant snacking
It’s fair to say we all love the occasional snack.
But as we age, it becomes more difficult to regulate our blood sugar levels as our metabolism slows, putting us at higher risk for health problems like prediabetes and obesity.
Even those who appear “lean” might have a struggling metabolism.
Keeping your blood sugar low and your metabolism fast allows your mitochondria to work better and produce more energy, said Dr. Maloof.
2. You feel separated from your loved ones
When you don’t have enough hours in the day to spend time with loved ones, not only does your social life suffer, but so does your mitochondria, the expert said.
Oxytocin, the hormone released when you spend time with people you love, supports the mitochondria.
That’s why we need loving social relationships to thrive, explained Dr. Maloof.
3. You experience premature graying
This energy evaporation not only affects people in mid-life, but also younger people, the expert said.
Premature graying is an indicator of stress affecting adolescents, affecting around 14 percent of those under the age of 30, according to one study.
How to charge
To restart your mitochondria, Dr. Molly suggests getting up earlier.
Studies have shown that middle-aged people who wake up earlier tend to walk twenty to thirty minutes longer than people who sleep longer — which would help with weight loss.
She also suggested making time to socialize with loved ones.
And skip snacking and try to stay five hours between meals to train your body to use body fat for energy.
Timed eating with the first meal at 10am and the last meal at 7pm also trains your metabolism to become more flexible.
This causes your body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates, which helps with weight loss.
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