It has been said “that that does not kills us makes us stronger.” So we assume hard work will not kill us, which can be true. If….you take care of yourself.
Karoshi is the Japaneses term for working yourself to death.
High stress levels at work can ruin your health goals. It causes your body to store more fat and makes it difficult to build and retain muscles. Excessive work will cause you to have less energy and a higher risk of mental illness, heart attack, and stroke. As karoshi suggests, you can literally overwork yourself to death, but it doesn’t have to be this way!
This has been where I have been failing… I work, sleep (4-5 hours) and repeat six to seven days a week. Recently, I have realized that my bad habit has also impacted my husband’s health. His cholesterol is elevated, his blood glucose is out of control, and his weight has started to max out our scales..
My educated mind knows that with balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and proper rest and relaxation, can keep me motivated and help me deliver my best performance at work and home.
So, the Ash household is on a new mission. Starting with new menus, decent bedtimes and exercise (funny I met the Big Man running, how did we ever get so far from where we were???- no time to dwell on the past).
I would love to hear how you have improved your health.
~ ConnieKayA ~
A Southern Girl sharing her passion for living an abundantly blessed life.
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