Shift Work Weight Gain - Why You're Just 21 Days Away From Beating It!
But did you know that it takes just 18-21 days to change a habit? Which means that you are just 21 days away from reducing some of that shift work weight gain!
Pretty exciting isn't it?
Now as easy as that sounds, you have to stay committed to get the results that you're looking for otherwise you will wind up disappointed. You have to be accountable (either to your friends and family or by writing in a journal everyday), because our brain is wired to do lots of negative, habitual patterns even though we know it's not right.
So to begin, you need to ask yourself - "Do I have a sedentary lifestyle?" And if the answer is 'yes' then it's time to get moving - literally!
As most shift workers suffer from some form of constant fatigue and tiredness, many people use this as an excuse to not exercise. And this sedentary lifestyle makes you feel lethargic all of the time.
It's like whenever you go for a long drive in your car. You didn't do anything except spend the whole day sitting, but you're exhausted by the time that you get there. Again, you did nothing - you just sat!
You see our body is designed and built to move. We are supposed to be 'hunters and gatherers' where we have to move in order to survive and live.
Fast track to 2010 and it's completely the opposite - we hardly move at all.
But the good news is that when you start to move again - your endorphins kick in (the body's feel good hormones) - and you start to feel alive again.
Or more simply put - once you move again, your body will get used to it and will want more!!
Now whenever you embark on any new fitness program, it can certainly be overwhelming because you're just focusing on the end result. You might feel like you're going to have to climb Mt Everest to get there - it's so far beyond your reach that it just feels to hard. But the good news is that if you just take small, incremental steps everyday you will definitely get there.
So if you're serious about eliminating your shift work weight gain then it's time to get moving! Instead of slumping on the couch in front of the TV after work - put your running shoes on and go out for a short walk around the block, followed by a bit of a stretch. You'll feel so much better when you do - and your running shoes will thank you for it too. (After all, they're built and designed to move as well!)
Need more help with weight loss and fatigue whilst working shift work? Then I recommend you sit down and read - "Why Shift Workers Are So Tired, Unhealthy & Unhappy- And What YOU Can Do to Fix It!"
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