The U.S. Surgeon General issued a statement in the early 1980′s that a modest exercise program provided the following health benefits:
- Weight loss
- Lower blood pressure
- Stronger bones, and decreased risk of osteoporosis
- Lower total cholesterol levels
- Decreased levels of the “bad” LDL cholesterol
- Elevated levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol
30 minutes, 5 days a week is all it takes. So why do nearly one-third of us choose not to exercise on a consistent basis?
Maybe it is because we have been thinking about it the wrong way. Exercise should not be drudgery…one more unpleasant chore to cross off our to-do list.
Our bodies are designed to move! Engaging in physical activity brings oxygen to our lungs, blood to our heart, and joy to every cell of our being. So let’s ditch the exercise and move into the joy.
Want to know how? Continue reading Swear off Exercise and Move into Joy!