Habit #3: The Habit of Regular Exercise

With so many negative effects to not exercise, least of which is weight gain,

The benefits like better sleep and attitude can hopefully motivate you to start being more active

Again, we all know that exercise is important. I know that you know it would be extremely beneficial if you exercised on a regular basis.

If we all know that exercise is such a great thing to do, then the million dollar question is, then why don’t we do it?

Are we really too busy to take care of ourselves?  Some say yes, but that’s not the correct answer.

Saying You Are Too Busy To Keep Yourself Healthy Is Like Saying You Are Too Busy Driving On The Highway To Pull Over For Gas.”

If you are driving on the highway, at some point you will have to pull over for gas if you want to keep driving – do you agree?

Well, if you are “too busy” to put yourself first once in a while, guess what?

You are going to burn out and your fast paced lifestyle will get the better of you.  Getting regular exercise is VITALLY important to your health in so many ways.

When we don’t exercise regularly, here’s what we are doing to ourselves:

* We increase our chance of heart disease

* We shorten our life span

* We increase our chances of depression and anxiety

* We don’t sleep as well

* We don’t have as much energy

* We gain weight

* We lose our normal flexibility and become stiffer

Who wants all those bad things in their life?  I know you don’t want that.  I know I don’t.

If you don’t take time for your health, you’ll have to make time for your sickness.  Read that again and let it soak in.

[Tweet “no time to #exercise, then make time to be #sick”]

There are just too many positive benefits from keeping yourself active and exercising that there is really no good excuse not to.

Your goal: Rearrange your priorities and time to include some form of exercise on a regular basis.

Start slow, and try to build up to at least 30 minutes 4-5 times a week.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money and you don’t have to join a gym if you don’t want to.  Just get out and take a brisk walk everyday and it will do wonders for your health.  [Tweet “#walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes counts as #exercise”]

Sincerely,

Dr. Justin Trosclair dc

Serving Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Parks, and St. Martinville