Already, in Philadelphia, we are coming to the end of our first heat wave of the year. The dogs days of summer seem to have arrived yet, technically, it’s still spring. The hot days are often the ones that bring on the afternoon head nods (or the winter days when the building has the heat turned up to broiler level).
The afternoon blahs got you feeling fatigued and lethargic? Can’t find the energy you need to focus? Need a pot of coffee just to make it through the afternoon? It happens to all of us sometimes. I exercise frequently. I eat well. My metabolism should be running high, but still I get tired in the afternoons, on occasion.
“More businesses need to recognize that poor health means lower productivity and higher health insurance costs. Smart business leaders increasingly are finding that it is the right decision to promote health, education, physical activity, and preventive benefits in the workplace.”
Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services
I have previously posted on this blog about the importance of working some exercise into your day. An effort must be put into living a healthy lifestyle if we wish to feel better, live longer, and be more productive in life. The benefits of healthy living are well documented, yet Americans still have difficulty committing to important changes that will benefit them and their lifestyle.