The New Yorker: Energy, and How to Get it

The New Yorker: Energy, and How to Get it

We think this article is fantastic because it explores the topic of energy from a variety of perspectives and in an approachable way. Have you experienced increased fatigue in the last year and a half? You’re not alone. The New Yorker released a thoughtful article entitled, Energy, and How to Get it, that explores what “energy” is, what it means when we feel low-energy, the part of our bodies that is responsible for making us feel energized, the innovative technology behind wearable trackers, all that is involved in getting good sleep (and how much deep sleep we need), metabolic disorders, glucose variability, and more. The article also explains the impact that stress has on our cells and, in turn, our bodies. Martin Picard, professor at Columbia University, explains that “Cells age faster if you expose them to stress. They burn energy faster. It’s as though cellular anxiety causes cells to breathe faster. They consume more oxygen. They’re wasting energy, and we don’t know why.” 

Read the article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/11/08/energy-and-how-to-get-it