Energy Burst
Energy Burst

Traveling and Energy:
Why You Need A Boost

It's not just your imagination – traveling can zap your energy, dry out the skin and make body parts feel different or weird. Why? First, the airplane cabin's pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels fluctuate, and the humidity level is lower than at sea level. When you travel, you’re also often shifting climates and time zones. Finally, intense travel schedules and being away from your home cause stress. All of these contribute to making you feel tired and worn out. 

No matter how many breaks you take, fatigue happens. Use TravelSana® natural energy-boosting self-care kit to combat tiredness and regain control of your trip.

Understanding Body Energy Level

By Dr. Deborah Fratantonio

Energy is the source of life. It is what the body needs to function and act. Understanding the mechanisms used by the body to maintain a high energy level is essential to increasing performance.

Energy Sources

Our bodies get energy from oxygen and food. The body needs fuel for brain function and for physical and motor needs.

Decades of nutrition research show vitamins and nutrients act at the cellular level to provide the body with energy. The human body needs the energy to keep organs functioning, stabilize body temperature, and process food.

  • Carbohydrates
    • Carbohydrates are the essential elements of energy supply. The body converts all carbohydrates in food into glucose, which stores as glycogen in the muscles and liver. Glucose is a fast energy supply with a very high energy value, like “super fuel.” The glycogen reserve in an untrained body takes about 1200 to 1800 kcal, which corresponds to about 300 - 450 g (0.65-1.10 Lb). 
    • The body and brain use a lot of carbohydrates. A long day of concentrated thinking can deplete the body's glucose reserves.
  • Lipids
    • Fat degrates in an aerobic situation. The fat breakdown is slower and requires more effort from the body carbohydrate breakdown in aerobic conditions.
    • Due to the enormous energy value of fat (the energy density is almost twice as high as that of carbohydrates) and a large amount of storage in the human body, it’s an almost inexhaustible energy source.
    • When the body uses up glucose, it passes as fat metabolism.
  • Proteins
    • Proteins are the main structural components of all cells in the human body, made up of amino acids in muscles, skin, nails, hair, blood, etc. They are also the basis of many hormones, enzymes, and antibodies and are necessary for the growth, repair, and defense of the tissues in the human body. Proteins are not a source of energy.
  • Vitamins And Minerals
    • Vitamins and minerals from food or supplements help your body create and use energy.
    • The most concentrated minerals in the body are carbon, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, iodine, iron, copper, zinc, selenium, molybdenum, fluorine, manganese, cobalt, and lithium.

4 Tips To Boost Your Energy

  • 1. Take A Walk
    • Prolonged sitting is the main factor of mental fatigue or fatigue strokes.
    • Walking outside can help relieve stress and regain energy, concentration, and motivation. Natural sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D, which benefits your mood and wellness.
  • 2. Favor Slow-Acting Sugars
    • Low-glycemic foods such as beans, bran, barley, nuts, and yogurt impact your blood sugar levels less than foods such as white rice, potatoes, cornflakes, baked goods, juices, and sweetened beverages. Eating foods with a low glycemic load stabilizes your blood sugar levels and helps prevent dizziness and discomfort following blood sugar spikes. Foods high in carbohydrates or sugars produce insulin resistance, which causes increases followed by sharp drops in energy levels.
  • 3. Stay Well-Hydrated
    • Moderate dehydration makes it more difficult for the body to perform normal tasks. In particular, the brain is susceptible to lack of water, which leads to drowsiness, dizziness, and intense fatigue. 
    • Keeping a bottle of water handy and drinking throughout the day is a good way to stay properly hydrated. Above all, don't wait until you feel thirsty, as the trigger signal is not always reliable and easy to identify.
    • Caution: dehydration is more common in the summer when temperatures are high.
  • 4. Enhance Your Diet With Vitamins, Minerals, And Supplements
    • Overworking can cause lack of energy and fatigue, sleep deprivation, or intense stress. The brain entirely manages these signs of stress. Besides dietary glucose intake, several nutrients and vitamins can improve energy and fight fatigue.
    • Whether by improving concentration, reducing stress, or regulating sleep cycles, food supplements may be an excellent support to fight fatigue and regain energy.