If you are feeling stuck with chronic fatigue, it could be time to move more
Chronic fatigue should be discussed with a health professional to determine if something such as a hormone imbalance, poor diet, excess stress, or something more serious is contributing to your condition. But it should be said: most women can benefit from moving more. Women make up more than 50% of the population in the United States, a country with people that, some studies suggest, are sedentary for up to 15 hours out of every 24 hour cycle. You may have heard that sitting is the new smoking, another malefactor that keeps energy low. Let's take a look at how movement keeps us energized.
To keep energy levels high, move more
By you now, you may be so far gone on a coffee-a-day routine that your body doesn't know how to function without a chemical stimulant. One of the best ways to break yourself out of this cycle is to make sure you get regular movement. How does it work?
- Movement=circulation. Oxygen, glucose and nutrients move to every cell, especially the ones in your brain.
- Movement relieves the muscular and structural fatigue of being sedentary. It helps your body feel alive as well as your brain. Even a quick stretch has the benefit of making you feel more awake.
All women can benefit from more movement
Movement is life; it is the most essential secret to a long life with a healthy body. If you are looking for ways to move more, or trying to overcome a condition that is preventing you from moving, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.