Exercise is an activity that I really enjoy as a part of my day. Exercise it not something I might do during my day it is something that is necessary as a part of my day to feel accomplished and complete. And I have included it my day for years.
Interesting today I was going through some old files and found this info from Dr. Mark Crapo, TCM Doctor. He tells us that in TCM (Tradition Chinese Medicine) the following are the most important for a good life and in the order listed:
So after what you are putting into your body in the of nutrition, exercise is the next most important activity you must do for a healthy life! Imagine a 5000 year history is telling us the same thing as we are hearing today! Do you think there were many couch potatoes 5000 years ago? Probably not!
Here are the know benefits of exercise:
- manage stress
- enhance mood
- manage weight
- strengthens bones , muscles, heart
- helps digestion
- improves balance
- helps control diabetes
- helps control PMS, Mentrual and Menopause complaints
- increases energy
- brings our your inner athlete
- physically stronger – more independence
- better sleep
Top 5 Reasons I would suggest you exercise!
Exercise Will Makes You Feel Alive: moving, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, lunging, challenging, breathing, sweating, results. The movements are all very necessary in life. In the aging process the less we move, the less we move and these are the basic movements for life. These exercise movements will make you feel alive.
Exercise for Reducing Stress: I find this is the best time for me to think without really thinking! I am focused yet no matter how stressed I feel going into my program once I begin my mind naturally begins to relax and connect with the exercise! This allows me the luxury of calmness and connecting with that part of me that is mind and body. And being relaxed in that. It is the time where those things in my life that are asking for attention get it because I don’t have the chatter going on. It is really an awesome feeling. Meditation in movement.
Exercise for Reducing Health Challenges: for me I exercise partly because I absolutely enjoy it and because if I don’t exercise everyday I am not able to move as well. My health depends on me moving, lifing weights, being strong, flexible. Yet for most exercise will improve your heart health, reduce your blood pressure, raise HDL (good cholesteral), lower LDL (bad cholesteral) improve blood flow, improve your hearts ability to work! Exercise will help to control diabetes by reducing body fat, reducing BMI will improve health, will improve mood and weight bearing exercise will promote bone formation and that helps in reducing Osteoporosis.
Exercise help with Digestion: many doctors believe that poor digestion is at the root of all disease. Through exercise you will improve your core strength and that will improve digestion because your digestive tract will perform more effectively. Exercise can increase blood flow, stimulate and encourage peristalsis in the intestines which is really good for your digestion!
Exercise to Independence: most people don’t get the chance to spend time in a nursing home and that is really too bad! If you want a single reason to exercise, stay in shape, be healthy it is to spend time with so many people that didn’t have that vision for their life. If you are not strong enough to recover from an operation, illness you must have someone else take care of you. If you can not lift your body weight off the toilet you must wear adult underwear (pampers). If you are not strong enough you will have to use a walker, wheelchair to have mobility. Exercise now for your future Independence. Really we are talking about quality of life!
That is what exercise gives you! You Quality of Life, Your Independence and the choice to live life how you want for your entire life. For some getting started in the hardest part and I get that. If I can help you get started just ask!
In today’s world I hear all kinds of information on why to exercise! It is everywhere and it is my belief there are very few individuals today who don’t know that exercise is vital for good health! Yet the numbers are very low when it comes to those who are actually doing it! A trainer friend of mine thinks it is because most people are lazy. Now I don’t think it is that at all. I believe most people don’t think bad health problems if they don’t exercise will happen to them. It’s kinda like Russian Roullette. All the numbers stack up that the house is going win yet we play anyway! Just saying!.
As a Personal Trainer I really enjoy working with folks that don’t think they have it in them to train hard. Those people that say they are not an athlete are the most exciting to work with because they have the most to gain by finding that athlete within.
So if you want help in finding your inner athlete just let me know. Looking forward to hearing your story and how I can help you.
To exercise so you can live life on your terms for your entire life.