As if you those words aren’t already flashing like a neon light in your face every single day.
And billions of dollars later…people are still sitting like doomed sacs of spuds on the couch.
But why? Exercise is the magical defense for every disease that makes headlines. Cancer, arthritis, Heart conditions, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s.
Plus, exercise is a proven relief for those fighting psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and stress.
BLASTERS!!! No wonder everyone can’t stay quiet about it.
Exercise is a free medicinal aid that helps us live longer.
Not to mention other benefits like not hiding under blankets at the beach or being able to open jars without a team.
So why aren’t we hopping, dancing, running and kick-boxing our tails off? We should be racing to the gym like there’s a bear chasing us!
Exercise is a time-consuming pain. Literally.
After a tough day of work who wants to squeeze into spandex and sweat? It’s not like we need to carry a spear and hunt for dinner. We won’t DIE, if we don’t do it.
Not yet anyway.
You…… Must…… Exercise…..
But it’s hard to find the motivation to exercise!
Yes. We get that. So here’s some help.
Our quick mental motivation to exercise (don’t worry we include more later.)
- You’ll really feel better!
- You’ll save thousands in health care costs.
- You’ll live longer.
- You’ll be happier.
- You can belly-show at the beach.
- The people who love you will be grateful.
- Exercise keeps you focused.
Now here’s the secrets to make an exercise routine really happen!
1. Keep exercise NON-NEGOTIABLE.
You don’t skip meals or showers do you? Of course not. At least not enough to be a social outcast. These aren’t negotiable. When something’s optional, we have an out. Don’t give yourself excuses.
If you have a family that depends on you; if you want to improve your quality of life, your mental and emotional health…
Fitness isn’t an elective.
2. Don’t be that guy.
You know. The one who starts an exercise program because he’s at a life or death cross-road with blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or chronic depression.
Be pro-active, not reactive.
3. KNOWLEDGE HELPS! Use it.
New findings suggest that you don’t have to be a victim of Mom and Dad’s DNA!
What does this mean?
If obesity runs in the fam, or you come from a long line of sports dodgers, you can change everything. Chose a new pattern for yourself and set an example for the kids.
In short…Scientific findings show there are no excuses. Not anymore.
From the MAYO Clinic:
“Exercise may also benefit the body in ways we can’t see: deep within our cells.” Evidence is showing that even our DNA can be effected by exercise… “a single 20-minute workout appears to help tune-up DNA, allowing muscles to work better and more efficiently,” according to a recent study published in Cell Metabolism.
A study published in PLos Medicine:
“People who are genetically predisposed to obesity can trump their DNA by exercising for about 30 minutes five days a week.”
(Great! So Dad’s chicken legs have no hold on you! Go for calves the size of melons!)
4. GOOD NEWS! ANY FORM OF EXERCISE WILL DO
“Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever…and distract you from daily worries… Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters,called endorphins.”
(Woohoo! Who doesn’t love endorphins?)
5. IT WILL GIVE YOU CALM AND CLARITY and SELF CONFIDENCE
“As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity…it can help you remain calm and clear in everything you do….”
“It improves your mood…can increase self-confidence…can relax you, and it can lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety”
Now, you might be thinking…
“I get it mentally, still, squeezing into spandex is the pits. Any other tips to help?”
Glad we finally have your attention!
Yes we do!
6. LIST OF THE MOST HELPFUL FREE EXERCISE WEBSITES
Find some buff-believers to assist and inspire you. They’re on line in force! along with informative and motivational fitness sites of all forms. There’s gobs of support groups to bond with too.
7. USE MUSIC AND MAKE IT SPECIALIZED
If you don’t know where to start, here’s some songs that will persuade you to move. There are lists for all musical tastes.
GET MOVING because there are no excuses and exercise is non-negotiable.