If you can’t fathom doing any physical exercise most days of the week between your work and family life, you’re among the millions of people who struggle to schedule regular physical activity into their busy lives. Not having time and not feeling up to it are the two biggest complaints I hear.
The secret is to find what you love to do and make that a priority in your list of tasks for the week. Don’t force yourself to engage in any activities that bore you or mentally drain you. Gyms and groups exercise classes are not for everyone. Also bear in mind that exercise is invigorating. As soon as you get your circulation going, those feelings of “I’m too tired” usually fade away as endorphins begin to take over. Try moving your workouts to the morning, when the day’s events haven’t kicked in to disrupt you or wear you down. The first five minutes are the hardest, but once you get over that initial hump, the body takes over. And if you do find yourself chronically tired, then id stop to ask why. Chronic exhaustion isn’t a sign of health. You would do well to examine your lifestyle, priorities, and attempts to reduce your stress load.
Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a world renowned skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement. Read more about Dr. Murad.