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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    I have a problem. I'm basically tired all the time while at work. Like, falling-asleep tired. I eat OK, I'm not an alcoholic or a junky, get plenty of sleep, I've even joined a gym. I think a big part of the problem is that desk jobs, even nominally 'interesting' ones, inevitably suck out all your vital forces over time. It's just that some people have a naturally greater resistance to this than others.

    Start doing ridiculous amounts of exercise and then use sitting down all day as recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt b View Post
    Start doing ridiculous amounts of exercise and then use sitting down all day as recovery.
    I've recently joined a gym - tonight will be my third visit. I was cycling every day for work but then the weather turned shitty and I got a car. It's a poor excuse, I know, but barely a day goes by without a cycling death story in the news, and I know that's mostly in London but I'm in Oxford which is hardly without its traffic problems. (To which I'm aware I'm now contributing, of course.)

    And I suppose I'm not sucking down bus exhaust while I'm using the reflex pectoral extendifier or whatever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    I've recently joined a gym - tonight will be my third visit. I was cycling every day for work but then the weather turned shitty and I got a car. It's a poor excuse, I know, but barely a day goes by without a cycling death story in the news, and I know that's mostly in London but I'm in Oxford which is hardly without its traffic problems. (To which I'm aware I'm now contributing, of course.)

    And I suppose I'm not sucking down bus exhaust while I'm using the reflex pectoral extendifier or whatever...
    You can cycle safely in Oxford all year! It never gets too cold, main roads are wide, although Cowley Road is now a bizarre obstacle course designed by a madman, and there is a critical mass of cyclists, which means that car drivers are aware that students on bikes could lurch in front of them at any given moment so are less likely to hit sensible riders too.

    Work really hard at the Gym- do intervals, do spin classes etc.

    Go every other day and sitting down at work= part of a structured training regime

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    Oh, yeah- as you get into going to the gym/doing more exercise, you do get more energy anyway. Just force yourself to go even when you don't want to.
    I've joined a gym for winter too, for what it's worth.

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    tea, do you snore? i do -- bordering on sleep apnea -- and it prevents me from getting a good night's sleep even if i go to bed at a decent hour. snoring and screwy breathing patterns cause you to wake up throughout the night so you don't get that uninterrupted deep restful sleep and can feel sluggish/tired the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt b View Post
    Start doing ridiculous amounts of exercise and then use sitting down all day as recovery.
    this works^

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt b View Post
    Oh, yeah- as you get into going to the gym/doing more exercise, you do get more energy anyway. Just force yourself to go even when you don't want to.
    I've joined a gym for winter too, for what it's worth.
    Def true, that first bit. The way to stop the gym getting boring is, as twee as it may sound, to have some kind of goal of doing something that you can't currently manage. Just going and doing whatever, well that gets really old/boring very soon, cos gyms are inherently boring.

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    thats a fucking sad sack life. go to the gym and expend energy acheiving nothing then sit down all day.

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    I suppose not all of us have the luxury of standing outside in the cold for 11 hours at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    I have a problem. I'm basically tired all the time while at work. Like, falling-asleep tired. I eat OK, I'm not an alcoholic or a junky, get plenty of sleep, I've even joined a gym. I think a big part of the problem is that desk jobs, even nominally 'interesting' ones, inevitably suck out all your vital forces over time. It's just that some people have a naturally greater resistance to this than others.
    Not to alarm you unnecessarily, but what you describe sounds like a burn-out. I'd see a doctor. Don't wait years like I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m99188868 View Post
    Not to alarm you unnecessarily, but what you describe sounds like a burn-out. I'd see a doctor. Don't wait years like I did.
    I've heard of this phenomenon but I'm buggered if I can think of what, exactly, could have burnt me out. I mean, I'm hardly a workaholic. It's actually improved a lot over the last few weeks, which could be something to do with joining a gym and could be complete coincidence.

    I also use an antihistamine most days, typically cetirizine, which is apparently one of the 'drowsy' ones. I'd always dismissed this as one of those things that happens to people who can get an appreciable high from aspirin but I'm going to try a different one anyway, see if that makes any difference.

    @Leo - I do snore sometimes, very occasionally loud enough to wake myself up. But as a rule it doesn't disturb my sleep, I don't think (just my girlfriend's, haha).
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    I've restarted my push up routine but it's harder cos I'm 2 or 3 stone heavier. With my new fat body I can do 8 on a good day. Im gunna practice every day and hopefully get to ten by 2016.

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    I was also distressed to discover I can only do 1 pull up whereas ten years ago I could do 12

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    I have also just done 7 days without drinking but dont feel better for it. Maybe I need another 7?

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    HEY GUESS WHAT GUYS I JUST DONE 10 PRESS UPS!!!!

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