When we hear the word “exercise” we either get excited or run and try the first corner to hide in. Now before you look for the best hiding place to avoid the dreaded word “exercise”, let’s go over the benefits of exercise.
STRESS & ANXIETY RELIEF
Had a bad day at work (or a bad week?), are the kids acting up? Are finances making you worried? Feeling more depressed with COVID-19 virus? Exercise can help.
Are you tossing and turning at night? Not getting as many hours of deep sleep your body needs and deserves? Exercise can help.
FLEXIBILITY AND MOVEMENT
Are you feeling stiff and sore when you get up in the morning? Finding it harder to bend over without a twinge of pain? Joints and muscles just not working as good as they used to? Exercise can help.
INCREASE YOUR ENERGY
Feeling blah and like you need to nap? Is coffee no longer working to pick your energy level up? Exercise can help. –
Extra pounds put on during the pandemic quarantine? Baby weight to lose? Or do you want to just maintain your current weight? Exercise can help.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Want to try avoiding the flu or a cold? A simple way other than taking vitamins, getting enough rest and eating well is – you guessed it – exercise. Exercise can help.
EXISTING HEALTH ISSUES
Are you suffering from arthritis? High blood pressure? Cholesterol? Aches and pains? Exercise can help.
REDUCE YOUR USE OF MEDICATIONS
Are you taking over the counter pain medications, such as Tylenol or Advil to help you deal with aches and pains? Perhaps sleeping aids to help you get a better night’s rest? Exercise can help.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Start gradually with walking or swimming and work up to longer walks and hikes, water aerobics, and yoga. Heal your body and your mind. Exercise can help!