Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
If I were to give you the secret to having more energy, thinking more clearly, getting and staying in a more healthy state, coming up with answers and inspiration, feeling great; and as a side benefit...looking great...would you want in?
But if you had knowledge of this secret, would you follow through and actually DO what it takes to reap the benefits?
What’s the secret?
As boring as it sounds...exercise. Moving your body.
Building up a sweat...on purpose!
Ron Friedman, from Harvard Business Review states
“Studies indicate that our mental firepower is directly linked to our physical regimen. And nowhere are the implications more relevant than to our performance at work. Consider the following cognitive benefits, all of which you can expect as a result of incorporating regular exercise into your routine:
Exercise has also been shown to elevate mood, which has serious implications for workplace performance. I’m willing to bet that your job requires you to build interpersonal connections and foster collaborations. Within this context, feeling irritable is no longer simply an inconvenience. It can directly influence the degree to which you are successful.”
And Betsy Demitropoulos at American Business Magazine indicates
“Mayo Clinic, the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world, says exercise improves your mood, combats chronic diseases, helps you manage your weight, boosts your energy level and promotes better sleep, among other benefits.
A good mood, higher self-confidence and great energy levels? It’s no surprise workers with excellent health habits display above-par work performance compared to those who don’t exercise.
A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that workers with poor health habits display subpar work performance more often than other workers.”
If you choose NOT TO jump on board, you are making a decision NOT to better yourself; the ramifications of which can be catastrophic!
According to the AWESOME, Joe Cross of Reboot with Joe
“Knowledge may be power but it doesn’t always translate to action. As many as 88% of Americans aren’t getting regular exercise, defined as 5 or more days per week for 30 minutes. So by exercise, we’re not talking about running marathons or hiking Everest; we’re talking about walking the dog for 30 minutes, playing catch with the grandkids, or playing golf.
What really happens to our bodies when we don’t exercise? Let’s take a deeper look at what can go wrong (feel free to get up and move while reading this list!!).
Bad to the bone
Think popping calcium supplements is the best way to preserve bone density and prevent osteoporosis? Think again! Consuming more calcium may not keep bones strong, according to Harvard School of Public Health.
What’s best for bone mass? Put down that glass of milk, grab your sneakers and get outside. Vitamin D and resistance exercise are crucial for caring for bones, especially with age.
Lack of exercise doesn’t just compromise our physical health, but our mental wellness can suffer too. Prenatal yoga, for example, has been shown to offset anxiety and depression in expectant moms. And the concept of the “runner’s high” is real. Even walking in nature can relieve the blues.
No snooze, you lose
Sleep habits are now understood to be as important for health as your eating habits. Lack of exercise can compromise sleep, leading to a long list of risks including depression, weight gain, inflammation, higher stress levels and chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
Dulling your mental blade
Staying sharp doesn’t just come from doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku or “brain games.” Regular physical activity is required for keeping our thinking, learning and judgment skills sharp with age.
And we all fall down
Balance and strength are required for staying on your feet. Reduce your risk of falling with more activity; it’ll keep your bones and your balance stronger.
Time really does fly
One of the many problems with lack of activity is less longevity. In other words, the less active you are, sadly, the greater your chances of early or sooner death. Studies show that regular physical activity can help you live longer and cut your chances of early death significantly. Getting less than 30 minutes a week of exercise can accelerate risk of death, but by committing to 7 hours a week of activity you can cut your risk of dying early by 40%. If that sounds unrealistic or out of your current comfort zone, even 2.5 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity can make you more likely to be around in years to come.”
So what’s it going to be?
There’s the pain of being disciplined enough to do the work you know you need to do, in order to get and stay healthy and more productive, or the pain of REGRET...living a life of fatigue, mental fogginess, excess weight and poor health.
The great thing is the YOU get to decide which path you are going to take.
Kim Peterson is a passionate Health & Wellness Advocate and the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for Health & Wellness clients worldwide. Prior to CSH, Kim was the Founder of Light Force Therapy, a company that rapidly became a multi-million-dollar leader in the light therapy industry.
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