In these times of convenient transportation, food, and digital distractions, it is very rare for the average busy working individual to take time for themselves and exercise. One of the most universal reasons for not exercising is "lack of time". Which is pretty funny, because according to Netflix's quarterly reports, 70% of their user's binge watch shows. So, if you have time to binge watch The Office, then you can definitely invest time in your health. The key to incorporating exercise into your everyday life is PRIORITIZING, and PLANNING. Going out for a run is not for everyone, so it is important to find a form of exercise you can manage and enjoy doing. Just step back from your digital world and make the time.
The benefits of exercise are not only improving your physical and mental health, but it also reduces the risk of developing a chronic disease and premature death. This means you will be healthier and happy around longer to spend quality time with your loved ones. In this piece, we will highlight ways that you can incorporate in your daily life to help you have a better life.
It's hard to go from 0-100 in a day to gradually build up to a steady workout. Start by parking further from stores/work. Skip the elevator and take the stairs! Basically just walk, and use your feet as much as possible.
Exercising with your partner, friends or family increases the likelihood of forming a routine.
Keeping a healthy work-out routine helps to both manage and prevent depression and anxiety, and has a positive effect on mood, energy, and overall mental health.
Frequent and moderate exercise stimulates blood flow and induces skin cell adaptations that can help delay the appearance of skin aging! As we age it is important to maintain the activities for mobility and strength, weight-bearing exercises can help improve bone health and reduce the risk of fractures.
45% of Americans have at least one chronic condition. Lack of regular physical activity is a primary cause of chronic disease, asthma, arthritis, back pain, diabetes, and more). Regular exercise has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, cardiovascular fitness, and body composition, yet decrease blood pressure, blood fat levels, boost strength and endurance in your back/spine, and improve muscle function.