I know exactly what you are talking about. There was a time during my life that I was so exhausted when I came home from work all I could do was plop down on the couch and watch TV. Our kids were grown the grandkids were small and I should have enjoyed life to the fullest during this time, but I was just too tired. I couldn’t sleep. I had no energy, I gained weight, and I was pretty miserable with myself. I wish I would have heeded my advice back then.
If you are so tired you can’t get off the couch, please see a doctor. Let’s make sure you are physically able to exercise. If he/she says yes, just pretend you are taking my hand and let’s get started. I promise you will feel better!
Exercise is the not only good for the body but also for the mind. Check out one of these forms of exercise. If you like it, we encourage you to find a class at a YMCA, Health Plex, or even online. Always, check with your Doctor before starting any form of physical exercise. If he or she says yes then “Go for it!” I promise you will feel better. Just remember; let your Doctor and your body be your guide. You are not competing with anyone, you are taking care of yourself and it feels good!
Things you can do to help your body and your mind.
This works for me, try it!
- Tai Chi on line
- Light Weight Bearing Exercises
- Dance – turn on an oldies station and dance like no one is looking and laugh while you’re at it! Make happy with yourself. At the end of the day, you can say; “I danced today, I laughed”
I promise if you do any of these you will feel better!
You want more reason to exercise? Follow this link to Harvard Health Blog to learn more how regular exercise can change the brain to improve memory and thinking skills:
Posted April 09, 2014, 5:00 pm , Updated November 29, 2016, 5:12 pm
Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here’s another one, which especially applies to those of us (including me) experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills. We encourage you link to this Harvard Blog to learn more.