You probably already know the importance of exercise. It just goes with a healthy diet and a healthy mind too, as exercise helps pull it all together.
Our bodies were built to move. With the
conveniences of today from cars to washing machines to grocery stores,
we are a nation that moves less as machines do more for us. And we know
this also by looking at the rapidly increasing obesity and chronic
illness. It is frightening!
We have to discipline ourselves to go out and exercise to keep our bodies in shape as there is no pill or machine that will do this for you. The good news is..once you get into the routine of exercising, you will feel better and better!
As many excuses as we can come up with, there really isn't a GOOD reason why we should not make it a habit to do some form of exercise daily. I know I have my list of reasons at times, but the truth is, even if I don't feel like doing anything, once I make myself go for a walk or do some yoga or whatever activity I choose, I always feel better. This is because the body craves movement.
Think about a dog that lays around all day. When you offer to take him for a walk the dog gets so excited and energized. Our bodies do too!
Natural Health Cafe Tip
One thing I have learned is that if I am doing something I dislike, I wont be successful at continuing it. Choose an exercise that you like...if you like to be outside...choose activities like hiking, running. In other words do activities you like and the exercise will be built in! You get the point! It may take trial and error to figure it all out what but once you have a routine that you like... you are well on your way to healthy habits!
The importance of exercise can be any kind of regular activity that gets the body engaged in using most or all of its parts.
Some activities are better on the body than others. Keep this in mind as you choose activities that you want to practice on a regular basis. Walking, hiking, yoga, pilates, weight lifting, swimming, biking and tennis are all good forms of activities that help use your different muscle groups working and increase your heart rate.
Your success depends on creating healthy habits!
So get out there! Be active with regular healthy exercise. Combine it with eating right and then look out! Cuz, girl....you will be roaring as new energy abounds!
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