This article is the fourth in a series that will be dedicated to helping you improve your energy. You will not escape the rat race or enjoy life if you are energy deficient. Energy level is a fundamental key to thriving and not just surviving. Take it from someone who knows. I have been chronically fatigued for much of my adult life. I’m turning it around big time, but I’m not all the way there yet. The first three articles are:
Exercise that increases your cardiovascular fitness will actually increase your body’s ability to produce energy. Some very good studies have confirmed that moderate aerobic exercise increases the energy of otherwise sedentary people.
Aside from aerobic exercise, I believe everyone should lift weights. Loss of function in aging is more related to loss of muscle strength than anything else.
I think there is great value in Pilates. Strengthening your core and learning to move correctly is very important. Other exercises that increase flexibility and range of motion like yoga are also probably very valuable. I took a few yoga classes a few years ago and I thought it was very beneficial. I quit doing it and regret that decision. I intend to start up again.
Our bodies developed in an environment where we moved. In fact we moved almost constantly. Therefore it makes sense they we need to continue to move throughout our lives. They are making treadmill desks now so you can actually walk slowly while working on your computer! I have an adjustable desk that can be raised or lowered to sit or stand.
I read a lot, which is very easy to do in a recliner. I have been doing a lot of standing and walking while reading. I just walk around my house. There are many ways to move more if you get creative.
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