Why Should You Bother To Exercise?
Lets face it, it is a heck of a lot easier to eat whatever, whenever and skip the whole workout thing than it is to live a fit, health lifestyle. You may think you are getting away with not bothering as the changes are not noticeable at first. But they will be....as time slips by, your body isn't just frozen in time waiting to get moving.... its fading....fast.There is a high price tag to pay for being an inactive or sedentary person. Lack of enough muscle building and maintaining exercise can adversely affect the function of the muscles, bones, brain, heart, blood vessels, liver, the intestinal tract and your ability to use glucose and more. Much, much more.... Not doing enough proper exercise will adversely affect all body systems. This means right down to cellular level where your ability to transfer life enhancing oxygen and nutrients from the bloodstream to all body cells and tissues is diminished. From the top of your head to the bottom of your toes being physically active is the stimulus for the release of the growth and repair hormones that will keep you youthful and free of disease.Seated desk jobs, our obsession with cars, television addiction, and convenience devices like remote controls and household appliances have created a sedentary modern world. More than 6 of 10 adults are considered inactive or sedentary. Small wonder that two thirds of the world's population is overweight or obese and 50 percent of us have at least one chronic disease and many more have multiple conditions.Think about it... when was the last time you changed the channel without using the remote, walked somewhere instead of driving or parked at the far end of the car park instead of circling around for five minutes looking for a closer space? If you are like most people, it has been awhile...Statistics show that it costs much less to stay strong and fit than it does to heal health problems and diseases brought on by not having a proper exercise program in place. Your front line defense system... your immune system is one of the casualties of a weakening human body. The old use it or lose it scenario that everyone knows about but seems to ignore until a dreaded diagnosis is given to them. Then it is "throw everything at it man, I don't want to die", or "give me the works, money is no object, just get me well". It is much easier and cheaper to budget for some workout clothes and a gym membership than a wheelchair and a nurse.If you are like many people, you have never done strength training exercise in your life and you may wonder why start now? As you age, muscle tissue and strength dwindles, but strength training exercise can reverse this process. It will also lighten your heart's workload, boost good cholesterol, help prevent and treat diabetes, ease stiffness from arthritis, help you lose weight, improve your mobility and make you feel a million bucks. To be effective though is does need to be a regular 2 -3 days per week for the rest of your life. If you don't enjoy exercising, it will be very difficult to have a weekly routine that includes it. Somehow you have to train yourself to love it. And why wouldn't you love something that can benefit you so much. You will find that when you start exercising on a regular basis, you will notice that you have more energy, you will feel healthier and you will soon understand the wisdom of establishing a workout routine as a permanent part of your daily life.