After a long day at work, many of us feel even more exhausted when we are reminded of the need to exercise. It can be a big challenge to find the courage to exercise at that time. However, one of the best ways to overcome the stress and fatigue after a hard day’s work is to exercise.
Unfortunately, exercising after work may be our best opportunity to put in some physical activity in our day, even though we are tired. Sometimes the best cure for fatigue is a vigorous exercise session to energise and invigorate us.
Exercise stimulates our heart function, which results in increased blood flow throughout our body. Increased blood flow increases our ability to generate energy and eliminate waste substances that ultimately prevent the development of both physical and mental fatigue.
When we make the effort and exercise after work, we will increase our energy levels and ultimately improve our mood. Exercise is an excellent facilitator for the release of tension that we might have built up over the period of our day at work.
Physical exercise energises us so we are able to perform our work tasks better. We can shorten our exercise routine when it is prudent, and exercise need not always take place in a formal setting if this will ensure that we do some physical activity regularly. Physical activity has a psychoactive effect on us. It changes the way we think, feel and act.
Unfortunately, when our livelihood involves more manual work we do not enjoy the identical benefits as those we get from exercise. Much of the stress we experience from our daily work is associated with negative stress. This causes our body to release stress hormones that depress some of our body functions so we do not feel motivated to do the task.