Conditioning

How many days a week does your body feel out of it? Drained, weak, unable to complete simple physical tasks with ease? There’s a workaround for this, but it takes a bit of commitment.

Some people are just built to run on fumes. Their bodies can still perform very well even when the tank is on empty. But, even those people can’t escape the vengeance of Father Time. One day you will be at work, running errands, or just trying to get through your day and the fatigue will hit you.

Your mind isn’t as sharp as it should be, your legs, arms, and eyelids feel heavier than usual. Yes, a nap would help but it’s too late for that. You’re already on the battlefield. The truth is you should have prepared for this.

A quick workout in the morning, afternoon, and or night will give you that extra burst of energy and wit you need to maneuver swiftly through your day. Now I’m not talking about an intense 30-60 min. workout. I’m just talking about a little strategic exercise.

Exercise is physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. That’s what you want. Condition the body so that it is prepared for whatever today throws at you. The first step is carving out time in your day. Preferably morning and afternoon.

After you set your time, figure out which exercises get your blood and muscles pumping. Squats, pushups, pullups, jumping jacks, free weights, and exercises are great for this. Oh, and of course there’s Yoga.

You don’t need a gym. You’re not trying to get ripped, you’re trying to function correctly. You want to feel the burn, but don’t burn yourself out. You don’t want to have the opposite effect.

You can do this at home or in the office. Try this for a week, starting today. Why wait. I guarantee your mind, body, and soul repay you handsomely.

[Feature Photo by Emily Sea on Unsplash ]

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