By Nora Clemens
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Most people who work in fast-paced jobs feel this way. But it doesn’t have to be. Science has proven that stress can age us, but it also teaches us how to reduce it.
If the mere thought of exercise makes you tired, here are some tips to help you take that first step!
1. Start slowly and make it fun!
- Make a date with yourself. Write it in your planner, put up Post-its in your car, on your desk, or on your refrigerator to remind you.
- Choose something that you enjoy.
- Start SLOWLY! Be kind to yourself and build up strength and endurance.
- Have a goal of just 30 minutes each day.
Now that you’re out of the blocks, keep it up! We all know how easy it is to slip back into the recliner!
2. Get an accountability partner.
Plan to exercise with someone or, for accountability, check in with someone.
3. Have a Plan B in mind.
When the weather or your exercise partner doesn’t cooperate, plan an alternate activity.
The idea is to create a new habit.
Once you establish the habit to commit time for exercise, you’ll see how energizing and therapeutic it is. The endorphins released during exercise will give you a natural “High”.
You don’t have time to exercise?
You have the same 24 hours as everyone else. And thanks to science, we now know that you get the same health benefit from breaking your exercise routines into smaller chunks rather than doing them all at once. So, find 15 minutes twice a day if you can’t carve out the whole 30 minutes at once.
“What’s in it for me”?
Add 9 Years and Have Younger DNA. People who exercise have younger DNA — so the answer to the question about exercise being a fountain of youth is YES!
Live long and LIVE WELL by exercising. Live longer AND feel good.
Weigh Less. Exercise is a HUGE element for taking and keeping weight off.
Prevent chronic diseases. Keep nearly every system in your body healthier: heart, lungs, brain, bones, muscles, etc.
Have better sex, a better mood, a better memory, and a better night’s sleep, too!
TODAY is the day to make the decision to start exercising –
Change What Needs Changing…Not What’s Easy.
Nora Clemens has been a Nutrition Expert for over 30 years. Her passion is working with people to help them achieve health and wellness through nutrition and fitness. Nora prides herself in being able to design programs that meet each person’s unique nutrition and lifestyle needs by helping them overcome the obstacles that have previously stood in their way. Construction Connection Profile Link: https://www.constructionconnection.com/natd/view/767