087: Understanding Energy Flux

Episode 087: Welcome back to another installment of Real Health Radio. This week we are looking at energy flux and understanding what that means in the context of your life. I explain what it is, why it’s important and what the major factors of your daily life are that have an influence over energy flux.

Understanding Energy Flux



Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode:

1:56 What energy flux is

3:32 Why it’s important

7:48 Different ways to increase energy flux

8:18 Increasing calorie intake

10:01 Getting enough of each macronutrient

12:37 Nutrient dense foods

14:55 Movement and exercise

20:57 Getting enough sleep

22:05 Sunlight and energy flux

23:13 Stress and energy flux


Links mentioned during the show:

My podcast on sleep

My podcast on light and health


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Chris Sandel is the founder of www.seven-health.com. He is a nutritionist, working with clients on a one-on-one basis, as well as creating online trainings and products about health and nutrition. He is the author of The Health Trap: Why "Healthy" Eating Isn't Always Healthy which is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

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  1. Jodi Romero says:

    I loved this episode and it is exactly what I needed to hear. You mentioned eating more nutrient dense foods as one way to increase energy flux. Can you maybe elaborate more on what foods you consider to be nutrient dense or point me to one of your podcasts or blog posts that covers that in more detail?

    Thank you,

  2. This is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. I would love you to talk more about how to titrate up to a new level. Also my dear friend Amy Is deaf. Do you have your talks available to be read as well? Thanks for all you do.

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