by Tom McGuire
During stressful work assignments and working long hours, I found myself making excuses that I was too tired to exercise when, in fact, I was just being lazy.
It wasn't long before the stress and weight gain caused other health problems that became chronic. After work it's easy to make excuses and just sit on the couch and watch TV.
I would consider this mental fatigue.
It took mental discipline and goal setting however, just taking the time to do thirty minutes to walk and stretch, three times a week is a huge benefit!
Also another good reason to exercise is for the care of certain injuries. Over the years I developed Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. It is imperative that I exercise for this condition in preparation for surgery.
During my career as an athlete I was injured on many occasions. Depending on your sport and the injury it is necessary to exercise for recovery in special programs.
It is also it is imperative to exercise for age. As we get older, it becomes more important to keep stretching and moving. It certainly will enhance longevity.