If you are a sedentary individual and you are feeling low in energy, or you feel tired and lethargic after exercise then now may be the right time to have an activity review. Alongside good nutrition, physical activity is probably the most important component of building optimum vitality for life!
Why? When you are physically active, oxygen intake is increased which combines with energy from the food that we eat. Together they convert in little organelles in the cells of your body (the mitochondria) to create (ATP) the energy-bearing molecule that biologists consider to be the energy currency of life.
Human beings are designed to be rich with Mitochondria to power all the body systems to function in an optimum way. The mighty mitochondria are in almost every cell in your body and particularly abundant in the muscles, heart, and brain. However, they do not respond well to being under used. With inactivity, they decline and become less efficient resulting in a progressive loss of muscle mass, and loss of energy and vitality, which affects mind body and spirit.
To move, think and thrive as human beings, we need to power our cells to work for us. Thus, it is worth keeping your mitochondria in tip top condition through continuing physical activity.