While it no longer seems to be the norm, there are people who possess an all day "get up and go" enthusiasm, yet others cannot seem to get moving, constantly dealing with chronic tiredness and/or "bone-tired" weariness. Physical energy can be elusive. For centuries, humans have relied on energy and vitality to move mountains by hand, but now, we must figure out how to maneuver self and family out the door to arrive at work and school on time.
The immediacy of the modern world demands quick fixes. To increase energy, we generally reach for stimulants like sugar and/or caffeine. A coffee and bagel or juice and toast. And while these foods may provide a source of immediate energy, the choice of "fuel" does not result in long term gains, but rather the "crash and burn" we feel mid-morning or mid-day.
The human body is amazing. It is designed to use the fuel we provide to produce energy 24 hours a day. The dietary fuels we choose will influence health and vitality, which ultimately impacts our decisions and abilities to engage in playful or focused mental and physical activities. When we have lost the zest to think clearly, walk or dance, it impacts so much more.