Do you have days, weeks, and sometimes months when you have absolutely no energy to exercise? Well this may sound a little harsh, but have you turned into a couch potato coming up with different excuses and reasons why you can’t exercise?
Well you’re certainly not alone.
As shift workers we are prone to constant fatigue and tiredness, so the mere thought of getting out and doing some exercise can be the last thing on our minds.
But fortunately (or unfortunately for some, depending on which way you look at it) – it’s absolutely essential that the human body gets some form of exercise or movement.
Exercise by definition is “… any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health”.
You see by exercising, you will become more flexible, stronger and have a lot more energy.
Did someone say more energy?!!
And there is even more good news.
* When you start getting into shape, your self-esteem also increases. You begin to handle things better, and it can even help those who suffer from depression.
* Your relationships with your colleagues, friends and family also improves because you begin to feel so much healthier.
* When you get physically fit – many people find that they begin to get their lives back in shape too.
So don’t wait until you gain 20 kilo’s and your doctor tells you that you MUST exercise. Prevention is the key to good health, and exercise is the key to acquiring more energy.
And considering good health and loads of energy can be a missing link in the life of a shift worker – it’s got to be one of the simplest solutions around. So go on, switch off the telly and pop on some walking shoes. Just 15 minutes of movement a day is going to make you feel so much better than if you were to stay on the couch!