Exercise - Lifestyle is Medicine
There are many articles written every day about using exercise for better health. And some even discuss using exercise/movement as medicine. Now, what the heck does that mean, right?
Well here is what I have felt and now continue to learn, exercise, fitness, will transform your health and as David Katz, MD says “Lifestyle is Medicine.”
Now in my mind that is powerful! And exercise can no longer be simply something you will do in the future, well think about anyway. You must take action to transform your health, your life and today is the perfect time to begin.
We really need to get up and get moving to have a lifestyle transformation!
Here is what I have learned so far about why exercise is so vital for your lifestyle transformation.
exercise reduces stress (the topic of stress comes up every day, and especially now as we live through this global pandemic, so stress is a big deal)
if you are not participating in exercise/movement right now, begin a program as an experiment to see for yourself how much better you can feel
exercise makes a difference for a healthy heart
exercise is the first of the 6 pillars of wellness according to David Katz, MD
physical activity affects longevity
physical activity affects quality of life
anyone can exercise anywhere (short bursts of exercise) even if you are living is a small space
“if a women diagnosed with breast cancer increases her exercise activity she decreases her risk of death by 45%” Lisa Alschuler, ND
Loving your body and engaging in a regular exercise work-out plan is a fool-proof way to a healthier you. Physical fitness is your body’s ability to do tasks and leisure activities. It is your body’s capacity to withstand stress, endure and perform certain tasks under certain circumstances.
Exercise talks about an over-all focus on the body – the heart, the lungs, the muscles, and the other organs of the body. Your body’s fitness is dependent on your physical limitations and capacities as well as your lifestyle – the food you eat and your daily habits.
Remember not to overdo your exercise. A daily walk may sound good, but a daily session of hundreds push-ups and squats may do more harm than good to your muscles.
Space your physical activities such that the body is used to a variety of physical activities, ranging from the simple to the more complex, from cardiovascular exercises to strength exercises. Two to three work-out sessions for a week is a good way to start. As you progress in your activities, you can now increase the frequency or duration of your exercises.
(The Home Workout Revolution is the program we suggest- http://go.earlytorise.net/SH1X)
Of course, keeping fit and staying fit means listening to your body.
Allow your body to adjust with each change in routine and exercises. And most of all, never be discouraged.
Take note, achieving the health you want is not an overnight miracle.
A physically fit body means lesser chances of acquiring lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease or even cancer. It also spells a more active and alert mind, improved ability to cope with stress and more reserved energy for your daily activities.
And let’s not forget a more confident YOU!
How do you see exercise for great health?
Have you been able to implement an exercise program for your great health?
Share your thoughts below!
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PPS – If you are not sure on an effective exercise program be sure to check out The Home Workout Revolution – complete with instruction videos for your lifestyle transformation exercise for great health success! Learn more about the fitness program we have in our own exercise toolbox. http://go.earlytorise.net/SH1X
We have outsourced our lifestyle for way too long!