Feeling Lethargic By Mid Afternoon? Health Expert Stephen Eddey Helps You Solve The Problem.

4 August, 2014
mid afternoon slump

Do you ever wake up still feeling tired even though you seemed to have had a good night’s rest? Do you get to the end of a busy day at 9pm and literally collapse in bed after taking care of your loved ones?


Stephen Eddey, Principal of Health Schools Australia helps you look deeper than your busy schedule to rectify the problem, without resorting to a sugar-filled chocolate bar or your umpteenth cup of coffee.

  1. Dial up the exercise


Feeling like you’re getting plenty of rest and all the right foods but still feeling a little jaded? Exercise has been shown to boost your energy levels and your mood, both of which contribute to overall health and wellbeing.


Regular exercise is imperative to feeling energised, less tired and maintaining optimal health. Just 20 minutes a day of an activity you enjoy be it walking, running or pilates will help to release your body’s natural hormones, endorphins, which give us a positive upbeat feeling.


Mentally, we feel more energised and ready to tackle the rest of the day’s tasks following exercise. It helps give us the energy we need.


  1. Ubiquinol


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound found naturally in our bodies and is responsible for the energy in our cells in the body, keeping the heart ticking, lungs pumping and liver detoxifying and providing overall energy in our cells. CoQ10 is found in two forms: Ubiquinone as well as Ubiquinol, which is theactive and reduced form.


Over 1000 studies support the role of CoQ10 as a pillar in the fight against age-related disease supporting energy production and antioxidant activity essential for optimal health.


As we age our ability to synthesise Ubiquinol reduces and we become more reliant on dietary sources. However, in order for us to maintain sufficient levels of CoQ10 in itsactive form, Ubiquinol, we need to eat 3.4 kg of red meat, 5.7 kg of chicken or 50 cups of spinach.


If you are feeling tired and worn out, your healthcare practitioner may recommend supplementing with Ubiquinol in capsule form each day in order to achieve daily recommended amounts (100 – 150mg).



  1. Green Leafy Foods


Green leafy vegies such as kale, spinach, silverbeet and broccoli are one of nature’s richest sources of energy. Packed with chlorophyll, which absorbs the energy of the sun and converts it into plant energy. Just like our blood fuels our body, so chlorophyll fuels green leafy foods and when eaten provide us with a mineral-rich transfer of plant energy. A green smoothie for breakfast provides an excellent start to the day!



  1. Water


Water is the source of life. Without it, we will not survive as a species. High quality water intake has many benefits, most importantly keeping our bodies hydrated and energised and helping to detoxify and get rid of waste. If our body’s don’t detoxify we become sluggish, tired, we have impaired thinking and generally don’t function at an optimum level.


Even in the midst of a day full of family and chores, we need to be drinking 8 -10 glasses of water per day, purified if possible to ensure that we are not absorbing chemical toxins. Remember to choose BPA-free drinking bottles!


  1. Inca berries


Superfoods are the talk of nutritionists for good reason. They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and good fibre. Inca Berries, the jewel in the Superfood crown, hail from the rich soils of South America and are a great natural energy booster because of the high content of natural sugars. They are a healthy alternative snack during the day, so ditch the gluten-filled muffin which often makes one tired and take a handful of Inca Berries when you are feeling peckish. They are low in saturated fat and a rich source of Vitamin C, potassium and other essential compounds.


Always Consult your healthcare practitioner on strategies for your health.


Ubiquinol has been registered as Listed Medicines with TGA in 2012 and is now commercially available in Australia through Pharmacies and selected health food stores. Typical dosage range from 100-300mg/day but speak to your healthcare professional for the advised dose.


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About Stephen Eddey

Stephen Eddey is a qualified Nutritionist and Naturopath and is the Principal of Australia’s longest established natural medicine college, Health Schools Australia. He has completed a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine as well as a Masters in Health Science.


About Kaneka

Kaneka Corporation, headquartered in Japan, provides diversified products including pharmaceutical intermediates and food supplements, amongst others.


Established in 1949, Kaneka is dedicated to the development of world-class technology in the field of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electrical raw materials and continuously strives to maintain their leading position through research, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative products.


Kaneka started to manufacture highly purified CoQ10 from yeast in 1977, and maintains its reputation as a leader in the production of CoQ10 by using patented original manufacturing technology and highly controlled quality management.


Early in 2007, Kaneka unveiled the next generation of CoQ10, Kaneka QH™ Ubiquinol. Now backed up by more than 10 years of research, development and testing, Kaneka QH™ Ubiquinol is the only supplemental Ubiquinol ingredient available today and is utilised in hundreds of consumer products around the world. Kaneka QH™ Ubiquinol is now being shown in repeated clinical trials as the most effective and powerful form of CoQ10 available.


Kaneka is the sole manufacturer of Ubiquinol globally.


With people and technology growing together into creative fusion, Kaneka aims to break fresh ground for the future and tie in to explore New Values. Kaneka is committed to challenge the environmental issues of our planet and contribute to upgrade the quality of life.


Kaneka has overseas subsidiaries in the United States, Belgium, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Vietnam, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and Brazil.


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