Well guess what? You are not alone. Statistically, that would make you the average American, so don’t get disheartened. Nevertheless, working out for the sake of health and well-being is becoming increasingly important as we continue to learn of the effects of inactivity. I encourage you to print this page and put it somewhere you can see it.
Begin each of the following statements with “If I exercise today, I will be able to…” And see just how inspired you can become to get out there and get moving.
“If I exercise today, I will be able to…”
• Increase and maintain bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
• Improve mental acuity & make better decisions.
• Reduce and prevent the risk of various cancers (including colon, breast, uterine), stroke, diabetes, heart attack, heart disease and arthritis.
• Live a stress-free life.
• Improve the overall quality of my life.
• Become more agile and feel “lighter.”
• Become happier, and have a better outlook.
• Take anywhere from 5 to 10 years or more off my age, in terms of my appearance, and the way I feel.
• Improve blood circulation and oxygen to my vital organs.
• Eat the foods I love (in moderation) without gaining weight.
• Experience a new sense of well-being.
• Increase energy and endurance levels.
• Live longer, healthfully.
• Experience physical and mental rejuvenation.
• Feel good about my body & improve my self esteem.
• Attain permanent weight management.
• Improve skin tone and color.
• Smooth cellulite and improve skin texture.
• Eliminate depression.
• Strengthen, repair and boost immune function.
• Lower blood pressure.
• Improve vision and hearing.
• Slow the aging process.
• Improve sexual performance and restore libido.
• Improve hair growth and luster.
• Improve the quality of sleep.
• Improve my overall general health.
Do you have a personal benefit of exercise that we have missed? Share your own inspiration to be included in a future issue of Fitnews.