I have been doing a lot of running over the past couple of years. Â There will be more discussion on that in the days and weeks to come. Â For now the reason I am bringing this up is twofold. Â The first of course ties in with one of my topics of the month, Moving in Movember.
We all know exercise is good for us, and most of us could stand to do a little more. So here are some very good reasons to get yourself moving.
1. Â Exercise controls weight – Fairly obvious, but one of those things we all “know” but don’t always put into action.
2. Â Exercise fights health issues and disease – regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls
3. Â Exercise improves mood – they say that exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant. Â It is a very true statement.
4. Â Exercise boosts energy – this is one of those things you only truly understand once you feel and see it for yourself. Â People complain that they don’t exercise because they have no energy, but once you get moving, the energy builds on itself.
5. Â Exercise improves sleep – getting “tired” from exercise does have benefits in improving your overall sleep.
So, the question becomes, why do we fight so hard to avoid it? Â There is no good reason. Â It is time to get up and move.
Tomorrow, we will cover how exercise can help not only you but others.