Health and Wellness Fridays – Exercise
Hello and Welcome back to Health and Wellness Fridays! How is your day going so far? It’s Friday, so no matter what’s going we can still be grateful for that! 🙂
Today, I’m going to be looking an exercise. Yes, I said it. Now I know there are those of you who have no hang ups about the word and in fact enjoy it very much because of what it does for the body and mind.
However, there are some of us who have not gotten to that point in our lives just yet and this word can often be associated with muscle pain, muscle cramps and shortness of breath just to name a few. As such it is not an activity some of us naturally gravitate to. We sometimes let the negative side effects (mostly temporary) deter us from starting exercise and more importantly sticking with it.
However, over the years we’ve heard and even seen how exercise can change our lives and our bodies for the better. Exercise however, is not limited to just going to the gym. It can include activities such as walking, jogging, running, swimming, yoga, dance and many sport activities that require us to move around.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of exercise.
- Controls your weight
- Reduce your risk for heart disease
- Improves your mood
- Boost your energy
- Promote relaxation and better sleep
- Improves your sex life
- Reduce stress
- Boost self-confidence
- Improves your memory and brain function
- Good for your muscles and bones (especially when paired with adequate protein intake)
- Improves skin health
- Reduce pain
- Increases strength and flexibility
- Increase life span (natural disasters and other non-controllable variables aside)
- Combat depression
- Improve your body image
Exercise or getting active is one way to help improve our health and our lives. I won’t sit here and tell do it everyday but what I would recommend is finding and starting something we can stick with because not doing anything would be hurting us more than helping us in the long run.
Do it by yourself or get some friends and or family members to join in. Make exercise fun, laugh with not at each other, support and encourage one another. You’ll be improving your health and your relationships hopefully in the process. Once we adopt a positive attitude towards it, approaching it as a different way of having fun and getting and staying healthy we’ll reap the rewards. 🙂
Talk to your medical professional about what is best and safe for you based on any medical or health concerns you might have.
Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.