Boost Your Energy
Boost Your Energy. Stretching is something. I never used to bother with until I heard someone point out. How much younger it made them feel once they got their flexibility back. And it makes sense – if you come home from work and covered in aches and pains – then, of course, you’re not going to be brimming with energy!
And most of us lead lifestyles that make us all the more stiff and achy. If you spend a huge amount of your time sitting at a desk, then this is going to do nothing short of destroying your health. Sitting for long stretches is terrible for your heart (because you’re not using it, basically), while it also causes certain muscles to shorten and tighten, while others elongate and become weaker.
Among other things, this risk can cause an anterior pelvic tilt. The pelvis is actually, pulled forward. Making your buttocks protrude and hurting your back. Doing everything is harder if this is the state you’re moving around in! Don’t start your workouts with stretching though – contrary to what you may have been taught in gym class, stretching actually increases your risk of injury rather than decreasing it.
How To Boost Your Energy
Commuting. One of the most tiring parts of the day for so many of us is the commute – and there are countless reasons for this. Not only does commuting often mean you need to get up an hour or more before you would otherwise have to but it also means you need to push yourself onto a crowded bus or train with lots of other people or sit in a traffic jam cursing.
This can be too much for us to handle sometimes. There are plenty of solutions though. One is to look into flexitime. Ask your boss if you can come in an hour earlier and leave an hour earlier – it may mean you miss rush hour and it shouldn’t hurt your productivity.
It also means you’ll have an extra hour or so to yourself at the start of the day where you can be much more productive. Another option is to consider a car-pool. This way, you can get a lift into work every other day, making life much easier for you. The stress is now split in a half, at least, as is the cost of fuel.
And if there’s nothing else you can do, then think about the ways you can make work the journey a little more relaxing and a little less stressful. This might mean reading a great book with headphones and some good music, or it might mean napping to get even more energy in!