For many shift workers, exercise is a contraband word. In fact, most of us are that bone tired all of the time that just the thought of exercising makes us feel exhausted. However if you’re low on energy, then you need to get your body moving again – and yes this means going for a walk instead of slumping on the couch after work.
You see in order for you to be able to obtain optimum health – you need to give your body plenty of nutritious food AND regular physical exercise.
You simply cannot have one without the other.
And this is why …
- We are not designed to be in the seated position all day long.
- Our legs are made for walking and standing.
- Our arms are designed for movement – not just tapping away on
a keyboard or lifting a fork.
Not only does moving your body help to tone the muscles, but it also helps improve digestion, absorption, as well as boosting your metabolism.
But wait there’s more! Exercising helps to reduce fatigue – in a big way so you need to get into the mindset of never … not exercising.
Of course if you haven’t done any exercise for a long time, then you shouldn’t sign up for the next triathlon. Just start slowly by going for a walk around your local park or doing a couple of laps in the pool. As your level of fitness improves, so too will your energy.
So find something that you enjoy doing, whether it’s swimming, cycling, aerobics, basketball, tennis, belly dancing or Pilates. It doesn’t matter what it is so long as you get your body moving again. Your fatigue, low energy levels and body will thank you for it.