On today’s episode, Dr. Oz talks to Daymon Patterson, star of several YouTube food review videos that have gone viral, to give him a fast food intervention. He also explains why you might be exhausted on a daily basis and how you can get your energy back.
Patterson’s reviews of fast foods such as Five Guys’ burger and fries, Taco Bell’s Doritos locos taco, and Dairy Queen’s royal mint shake have made him an internet sensation. However, Dr. Oz is less impressed as he looks at Patterson’s weight, which is around 400 pounds, as well as his cholesterol, body mass index, and other health numbers. He tells Patterson that with his high numbers he is in danger of heart attacks, strokes, and other obesity-related complications. Patterson exclaims, “We gotta fix this today!”
Watch the video that made him famous, with more than 6.6 million views.
Today on The Dr. Oz Show, TV’s favorite doctor will be posing the question, “Are you tired and sluggish and ready to collapse from juggling all of life’s demands?” If you answered ‘yes,’ be sure to tune in as Dr Oz. shares his five simple ways to kickstart your day and boost your energy.
According to a preview on his website,Dr. Oz. will be sharing his personal secrets to boosting energy, including his personal recipe for ‘energy cubes,’ an all-natural energy-blasting supplement, a simple trick for deep breathing, a pick-me-up to keep in your purse, and a ‘magic button’ that helps power you down at night.
Dr. Oz’s energy cubes, are comprised of spirulina and lime juice; spirulina being a green, mossy plant that comes from the sea and is a complete source of protein. Dr Oz. recommends combining spirulina with lime juice, freezing the mixture into an ice cube tray, and then popping two cubes into water for a refreshing energy drink. Read Full Post >
It is easy to feel lazy or lethargic in the heat of summer. Some days the thought of dragging yourself to the gym or the yoga studio is the last thing you want to do, even though you know it will make you feel better. If your youthful enthusiasm is wavering and your upbeat mood is suffering, you might find that just a few minutes of doing the right thing is all you need to get your energy back.
The following are three yoga and martial arts inspired exercises that are sure to bring your mood from drab to dynamite, plus give you a youthful and positive frame of mind.
This yoga pose can be practiced anywhere, and at anytime of day.
Stand tall, raise your arms up overhead, and take several powerful deep breaths. The fresh oxygen that will be coursing through your veins will refresh your brain. Standing in this pose energizes your core, your arms, and your legs, so take advantage of it whenever you can. Read Full Post >
We all feel tired, drained and lethargic from time to time. Whether it’s due to cabin fever, a slow day at work, or a lack of sleep, feeling low on energy is no fun. When you have energy, life just seems a bit more enjoyable.
If you need a boost, practice one or all of the following simple ideas to recharge your batteries without needing to spend money or exert much effort. Take a few moments and put the perk back in your presence. You will be surprised to learn that a little bit goes a long way.
Unplug for Daily Digital Detox
Staring incessantly into a computer screen can be hard on your eyes and tiresome for the brain, so devote a few hours each day to backing away from the computer. Feeling compelled to answer every email or check every Facebook status update is also draining because it pulls us away from living joyfully in the present moment. Turn off your iPhone, shut down your computer, and notice your energy levels begin to rise. Read Full Post >
Exercise isn’t always pretty. While it can make you look and feel like a million bucks, healthy eating and intense exercise can bring about side effects that are less than comfortable and less than glamorous. If you are an avid runner, you may be familiar with digestional cramping brought on by exercise. Gas, bloating and cramping can be made worse by what you eat before you set out for your workout. What you eat can also effect your energy, the effectiveness of your workout and the, ahem, air quality for fellow gym go-ers.
Here are 6 foods that, while mostly healthy, should not be eaten before exercise for a more comfortable workout.
Hummus- Beans and bean based foods like hummus can create a lot of gas and bloating in your system. While beans, beans, they’re good for the heart, avoid clearing out the cardio room 10 minutes into your treadmill session by saving them for later.
Green bananas and raw veggies- As long as you are ditching the healthy hummus dip, avoid the raw veggies you eat with it as the 1-2 gas punch to your gut will leave you doubled over in pain. Raw veggies and under ripe fruit, like green bananas, up the gas factor in your stomach. While cooked veggies can still make you a little gassy and should be saved for after exercise, ripe bananas make a great pre-workout snack. Green bananas are tough to digest, but ripe, soft bananas are perfect.