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Get Healthy To Further Your Career

Stress Relief?This article really caught my attention as I can completely relate to the content. If you live and work the city lifestyle, the chances are that regular alcohol consumption is regarded as the norm. You get to the end of the week (which was apparently Thursday at my last company), and to unwind, you hit the pub for a few ice cold jars – or whatever your tipple may be. That very thought right now has got me excited at 4.30pm on a Friday afternoon. The trouble is, that this often continues over the weekend and what goes up, must come down. And the older we get, the longer the recovery time. Alcohol also induces anxiety, insomnia and other health problems. Productivity on a Monday and Tuesday, maybe even Wednesday can be affected in a BIG way. By Wednesday/Thursday, you’re at a peak state again, hopefully after exercising out the toxins from the weekend, but then the weekend is upon you again, and the cycle continues. Before you know it, years flash before your eyes and you wonder what on earth you’re doing with your life! So how do you get over this accepted way of life which really doesn’t do any of us any longterm good? Here’s how to get healthy to further your career

Get Healthy To Further Your Career

Facing temptation

When you’re working or socialising outside of work, you might be faced with a wide array of unhealthy choices on an almost daily basis – from fast food and alcohol to recreational drugs. These are all addictive substances and with the highs brought about by consuming them there are also extreme lows, so people feel the need to keep taking them so they’re in a constant state of feeling good.

If you’re caught in a cycle with drink or drugs you’ll need to detoxify your body to get rid of all traces of these chemicals. You might need the help of your doctor to do this successfully – especially if you feel like you’re dependent on the food, drink or drugs to function every day. Even if you feel like you can handle your drug and alcohol intake it doesn’t hurt to take a break every so often; this will help you assess how much you really rely on these substances.

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I think part of the problem with drinking after work on a Thursday and Friday is that we need to release stress from jobs that we don’t necessarily enjoy. Two thirds of the US are apparently dissatisfied with work according to a recent survey – it’s no wonder that people turn to alcohol at the end of the week, or even every day. That’s a scary statistic isn’t it? It’s a way to immediately alleviate pain, and gain pleasure – the two key driving forces of human behaviour. We know that the longterm effects aren’t good, so why do we do it to ourselves? I suggest trying a non alcohol month with 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. I’ve done this a few times and the effects are pretty noticeable. You start to think more clearly about your goals, it helps you make better decisions, you’re filled with energy and a zest for life. Try it, I dare you!


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