What Happened to The Energy I Had As a Kid?
Have you ever found yourself having a hard time keeping up with children? Chances are, you have. But it’s not just a matter of fitness, kids really do seem to be tireless compared to adults. A scientific study confirms this: children have higher energy levels than even trained endurance athletes.
Unlike adults, kids are able to use more of their aerobic metabolism, which allows them to be less tired from high-intensity exercise. Their muscles also recover faster, because their bodies don’t produce as much lactic acid as adults.
You might remember your younger self being quite energetic. In elementary school, you could easily spend an entire afternoon running around, jumping, and just generally being active. But as we age, our extra energy starts to decline. That’s why it gets harder to keep up with kids as we grow older–we simply have lower energy levels than them.
Another thing that makes kids so energetic is their lack of inhibition. This is especially true for toddlers, as everything is new and exciting to them. A four year old will chase a dog into a park even if you tell them not to, because they simply can’t help themselves. So don’t worry, hyperactive toddlers that refuse to listen are perfectly normal. They’re just being kids–it’s their way of testing boundaries and learning about the world around them.
However, if you do want to keep up with children somewhat, there are a few things you can do to help improve your energy levels:
Stretch Before Doing Physical Activity
Stretching helps prepare your muscles for movement. So if you know you’re heading into active playtime with kids, do some dynamic stretches first to get your muscles warmed up and ready for action.
Train your cardio regularly
Even if you don’t have kids, it’s good to have strong cardio endurance as it helps keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy. Regular aerobic exercise also lowers your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
If you haven’t been physically active in a long time, take things slow and start with just 10-15 minutes of light exercise at a time. You can gradually build up the time and intensity as you get stronger. But until then, just pace yourself and try not to match a kid step-for-step.
Take Energy-Boosting Multivitamins
Multivitamins and Minerals (Berocca Performance) can help complement your diet and exercise efforts. One tablet dissolved in water provides B-Vitamins, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium, plus Magnesium, Zinc, and other minerals to help you feel recharged and ready for physical activity.
Studies* have shown fatigue reduction in 8 out of 10 people with daily intake of Multivitamins and Minerals (Berocca Performance) in 4 weeks, along with proper diet and exercise.
So if you want to be better able to match your kids’ high energy levels, it helps to take Multivitamins and Minerals (Berocca Performance) along with proper diet and exercise everyday!
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
ASC Code Reference: B079P100622BS
1. Kennedy DO, et al. Psychopharmacology 2010;211:55–68.
2. Kennedy DO, et al. Hum Psychopharmacol Clin Exp 2011;26:338–347.