A Health and Fitness Exercise Program to Reduce Work Stress

In early times when Neanderthals lived in the wild, as some
do in the office today, everybody had a health and fitness exercise program.
It’s called hunting. Nobody needed any
motivation to participate in the course because if they didn’t do it, then they’ll
go on a lose weight fast diet from which they’ll never recover. Nobody had a
problem with work stress then, because all the stress they received was due to
surviving each day. Times haven’t changed much.

The type of stress that early man experienced was of the
high intensity kind you find in a life and death situation. Not as intense as
being in-between jobs, but close enough. Unknown to early man, the sheer
physicality of everyday life gave him a daily dose of endorphins, which is the
body’s natural way to relieve stress. If you’re lucky enough to be chased by a
lion for 50 yards, you’ll feel the same thing. Today we call it exercise.

Modern man has long known that exercise reduces stress, but
what has that got to do with getting chewed on by the boss every other day? Or,
slashing your product’s price by 50% and your monthly sales won’t even budge? But you know what… you’re right. Exercise
can’t do anything for you there. What it does is reduce your stress levels.
Then you’ll feel better. Then you’ll be in a good position to create a solution
to your problems at work. Then you get a raise, or leap over your sales
targets. Neat, huh?

Stress in the workplace isn’t always proportional to the
number of times you’ve missed out on a promotion. It has to do with our unique
response to each situation. For one guy, not getting a raise is no big deal as
long as that other guy doesn’t
get one either. If that happens, all hell breaks loose.

Things happen when you’re put in a stressful situation. You
pump out adrenaline, your heart beats faster, your blood pressure rises, you
get flustered, you curse under your breath because the girl of your dreams is
asking you out and all you could do is stand there like a statue with a stupid
grin on your face.

You release the stress hormone cortisol, and sugar and fat
are pumped in your bloodstream as added fuel for your muscles. You’re in a
heightened state of alertness, ready to fight or run. Unfortunately, neither
response is acceptable in this situation. Think how long your stress will stay
with you if you let her go.

This type of stress plays havoc with your hormone system. It
affects everything – appetite, memory, mood, and fear, but mostly mood. If you
don’t burn energy with a physical response, it leaves nasty things behind like
fat in your bloodstream that turns to plaque in the arteries. Plaque in the
arteries causes hypertension which can lead to stroke. Ugh.

A health and fitness exercise regimen is the key to clearing
out all that debris after a memorable stressful event.

You can find an excellent exercise plan at my
blog post at Six
pack abs, a health and business goal
.

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