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8/21/13 7:05 P

Sleep is more important than exercise. All sorts of things start to go wrong if you don't allow your body to rest and repair often enough.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
8/20/13 7:09 A

If you are tired your body is telling you to rest. Household chores are exercise and I agree with ARCHIMEDESII, try to fit in a short walk and small bouts of exercise. Don't forget to stay hydrated too, otherwise you may feel worn down.

I read these articles and will post it again for you....

"A nice easy walk will improve your health

"Sitting for long periods of time — when you don't stand up, don't move at all — tends to cause changes physiologically within your muscles," says Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds

"You stop breaking up fat in your bloodstream, you start getting accumulations of fat ... in your liver, your heart and your brain. You get sleepy. You gain weight. You basically are much less healthy than if you're moving

If you can stand up every 20 minutes — even if you do nothing else — you change how your body responds physiologically."

You will lose weight, you lessen your chance of heart disease, and you will improve your brain. But if you can do nothing else, stand up!"

Even wiggling your toes or fidgeting— has a cumulative effect on body weight.

If you really want to treat your body right you should try to drink small gulps frequently, particularly while exercising.

The European Herat Journal reports that sitting for long periods causes changes in the body that lead to higher triglycerides and higher levels of inflammation which lower your good HDL cholesterol. Regular standing breaks stop heart damaging processes before it can kick in."

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8/20/13 6:17 A


If you're fatigued, you shouldn't exercise. Exercising while you're tired puts you at a higher risk for injury. You should exercise when you're not weary or exhausted from a busy day.

You don't have to do a lot to start an exercise routine. You could start with a 30 minute walk. If you can't walk for 30 minutes, then walk for 10. You can break your workouts up into shorter segments and still get all the benefits. Taking three 10 minute walks spaced out through the day still adds up to a 30 minute walk.

The problem many people make when they decide they want to lose weight and get healthy is that they do too much too soon. You want to slowly ease into a routine so that your exercise will become just that, a routine.

So, why not start with a daily walk ? Once you feel comfortable with a daily walk, then maybe you try a DVD or resistance bands or some other activity. take baby steps literally and figuratively.

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8/20/13 2:57 A

Unless the exercise is gentle, I wouldn't be doing that just before going to bed. It can upset a person's ability to sleep. Something relaxing, might be helpful, tho'!

Why don't you get time to exercise during the day? If you are working, then you can mobilize more - try more frequent bathroom breaks whether you need them or not. Try going to the water cooler more often (just 1/2 cull the cup each time.) Try going for a 10 minute walk during your lunch break. Get off the bus, or park a wee bit further away. Exercise doesn't have to come in the formal 1hr blocks. When you put your laundry away, try doing it one at a time. The same with your Groceries. That is how I get the bulk of my exercise, and it really can mount up.


8/20/13 1:14 A

It is after 11 pm., and I finally got to starting laundry. I cannot decide: do I take a nap until the cycle is over, or do I exercise until the cycle is over. I'm very tired, but I also notice that I never have time to exercise so I want to make the time. Unfortunately, today was representative of a normal, scheduled day. So, if you were to choose between one or the other, which would it be and why?

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