According to the Mayo Clinic, there are at least 7 ways that regular exercise can improve your life.
Help control weight
Combat certain health conditions and diseases like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and depression
Make you feel happier and more relaxed
Boost your energy
Promote better sleep
Help stimulate a greater sex drive and reduce erectile dysfunction issues
Be a fun use of time helping you connect with family and friends
I can tell you from experience that these 7 benefits are for real. My lifelong dedication to exercise has produced some pretty good results for me. My heartbeat at rest is about 50–60 BPM. My LDL cholesterol levels are very low and my sex drive is going strong! I can also run a 5:34 mile which I find amazing at my age of 60. That’s just what sticking to a plan can do for you.
My weekly exercise regimen is one of my top priorities. In fact, I make it a point to get 45–60 minutes of exercise every day. Four days consist of heavy aerobics coupled with light weights. Two days are filled with moderate to heavy weights only. And one day is devoted to doing hundreds of pushups and sit-ups.
It’s amazing how much your life can change for the better if each day includes some form of exercise, especially if you exercise in the morning. Can you imagine starting each day as a physically energized, emotionally calm, more confident, more focused version of yourself? What results might you achieve?
For those who don’t have a weekly exercise routine, try one for 3 months and see if your life hasn’t improved in all areas! And for those who do get some exercise, try kicking it up a notch and try starting first thing in the morning. Starting every day with a super positive, healthy high builds momentum that will carry throughout your day.
But remember, even if you exercise, you have to maintain a good diet too! Your food intake, what and how much, will determine about 75% of how you look and feel. The results of exercise are just the icing on the cake.
In case you’re wondering, I get my aerobic workout at that phenomenal new franchise program called “Orange Theory” and I swear by it! They are growing quickly throughout the U.S. and there might be one in your area if you want to give them a try.
Okay guys, whaddaya think?
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Have a great day and a great life.
A regular guy, another opinion.℠