Keep Yourself Moving!
Good health is vital for managing stress and maintaining your resilience during a big life transition such as divorce, separation, job layoff, re-org, or unexpected retirement. An important key to good health is to keep your body moving.
How many hours a day do you spend hunched over a computer keyboard or jammed behind the wheel of a car? Probably too many!
From aching wrists, back and neck to bleary vision, lack of physical activity takes a toll on your body. Perhaps more importantly, lack of activity leads to poor circulation that in turn leads to fatigue of both body and brain.
- Set a timer for 60 minutes and when it goes off, stretch every muscle in your body. Don’t forget your eyes! Look away from the computer and focus on something in the distance to rest eye muscles.
- Park a block from your destination and walk vigorously to get the blood flowing. The longer the drive to get where you are going, the longer the walk you need to get your body going.
- Skip the elevator and escalator and take the stairs to pump up circulation.
- Add regular exercise to your daily routine. Generally, health experts recommend 30 minutes at least three times a week. Don’t exercise too late in the evening since it can disturb your sleep. Make sure you see a doctor before starting any activity, especially if you have been sedentary, are out of shape or have a medical condition.
Find ways to stretch and move and look for an exercise regimen that works for you. Activity will boost your energy, and help you sleep better and wake refreshed.