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Lifestyle changes to remain energetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here, how can i help u?
User :   Hi. I need some guidance on keepng myself energetic throughout th day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age, weight , height, occupation ?
User :   age-51, male, weight-74 kg, height-172 cm, occupation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your weight is adequte for your height
Doctor :   Do you workout , or go for a walk, etc?
User :   my lifestyle / daily activity are get up at 5 am and go to sleep at around 10:30-11pm
User :   no physical exercise. other than daily activities like house hold work, prayer and office job which is mostly at Desk.
Doctor :   i think u have a sedentary lifestyle
Doctor :   which along with stressful job, will cause lethargy and energy less
Doctor :   you will need some lifestyle changes to reach your goal
User :   agree more mental stress due to job pressure
Doctor :   this needs a more aggressive approach, towards life.
Doctor :   do not take anything for granted
User :   almost yes,
Doctor :   things you need to do: Doctor :   1. wake up early
Doctor :   2. plan your day in advance
User :   earlier than 5 am..
Doctor :   3. include daily physical workout for atleast 30 minutes
Doctor :   4. even though if u wake up at 5 am, i think you may not make proper use of time , SO u NEED TIME MANAGEMENT
User :   what kind of workout and at what time. morning evening before bed?
User :   i manage time better, i plan my days for meeting office requirement , there is no issues on that front
Doctor :   5. somtimes people around you may be a block in your schedule , so you will need to a good manager of people (be it relatives or your work mates)
Doctor :   workout daily when ever possible (morning is better as the air is fresh, and you will begin the day on a positive note)
User :   physically i am tired after late evening which spoil he family life
Doctor :   GOOD nutricious food, healthy, and avoid junk food
Doctor :   this could be due to stress at work ,
Doctor :   you will need to separate family life from work related matters
Doctor :   do not being home , issues from work
User :   could be ,
User :   it creates misunderstanding sometime o
Doctor :   also work stress almost always spills over to family life (which is a most common dampener in social life)
Doctor :   this needs to be managed accordingly,
Doctor :   also, change of behavior will help you
Doctor :   Delegate the not necessary details of mundane life to your family members (if possible) or to your work associates (work related matter)
Doctor :   do not be obssessed that you will do the work better than the rest
Doctor :   then, keep cheerful, through out the day,
Doctor :   do not give up coz of problems, as life is full of problems
Doctor :   keep yourself relaxed, smiling, and cheerful
Doctor :   smiling & laughter, can give you more energy by itself,
Doctor :   as it brings on the feel good factor
Doctor :   and the last part - is GOOD SLEEP
User :   the last one which you have said ,, that I have,, i get sleep immediately on crashing onto bed ,, even sometime while watching TV.
Doctor :   HAVE a good 7-8 hr sleep, which will be refreshing, and to start the next day on a high note
Doctor :   thats coz,. you are tired
User :   let me know the kind of workout which would suit the age
Doctor :   i would suggest to cut down on TV , and see only programs with positive energy
User :   i have time in late evening say after7:30
Doctor :   seeing news (full of negative ideas) and programs which give old fashioned ideas and thoughts
Doctor :   will bring on more stress and tension
Doctor :   USE that time constructively, talking to friends and family, and develop a positive mood
User :   agreed, I will avoid news channels. apart from that I watch songs and chnnels like National Geography and discovery which I feel is okay.
Doctor :   go out with your family to some outings , etc and spend quality time with them
Doctor :   programs that are informative, GOOD soothing music is almost always better
Doctor :   are u there, i hope u have followed my advice.
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