Understand Energy and 5 Habits to Improve Wellbeing & Performance

You’ll need massive energy to keep going and be productive; once you have that, let’s explore 5 essential habits to improve your performance.

Mateo Melichar
12 min readNov 4, 2023

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Let’s look at energy production from a physiological standpoint and get you some strategies to take care of your performance.

Mitochondria — Turning on the Powerhouse

Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cell. They are organelles that act like a digestive system that takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy-rich molecules for the cell. The biochemical processes of the cells are known as cellular respiration.

Many of the reactions involved in cellular respiration happen in the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the working organelles that keep the cell full of energy.

Mitochondria are tiny organelles floating free throughout the cell. Some cells have several thousand mitochondria, while others have none. Muscle cells need a lot of energy, so they have loads of mitochondria. Neurons (cells that transmit nerve impulses) don’t need as many.

If a cell feels it is not getting enough energy to survive, more mitochondria can be…

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Mateo Melichar

I love to blog about life, how to have kickass energy, and be consistent — author of Mastering Body, Mind & Health