Our bodies were made to move!
It’s how God created us.
If we were meant to be sedentary, He would have made us to be a piece of furniture!
I love to work out, I stated that earlier. Some days though, I don’t feel like it, but my body is needing me to move!
I really do like this quote from Edward Stanley… it’s bold, strong and frankly true! He said this, “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
Your body parts such as your heart, lungs, spinal column, arteries and veins, all require movement. Many people have careers where they are sitting a lot and this is where you need to find some sort of intentional exercise to do.
Here is another reality – you only become more healthy when your cardiovascular system (which is your heart, lungs and blood vessels) are dealing with oxygen efficiently. It’s important also to have a good ratio of muscle mass vs. fat mass. This healthy ratio is primarily developed through appropriate exercise.
I am also here to tell you that exercise is not only vital to your physical health but also your mental health as well. My husband knows if I missed a workout or two. He looks at me and says: “hey babe, why don’t you go take a spin class.”That’s code for “you need an attitude adjustment.”
So called “miracle pills”, surgery to cut off or suction out your fat cannot be a substitute for exercise!
Your body was made to move! In the world we live in we are so inundated with environmental chemicals, bad fats we eat, sugar and a ton of processed foods, we need to exercise more than ever. When you sweat during workouts, you actually can release toxins.
I personally lift weights and spin, and I love doing HIIT exercises (High Intensity Interval Training).
The key is to find something you love related to exercise (and in some cases, make sure it’s something that your doctor would approve).
Make it fun, be consistent, find a routine and create a lasting transformation of health through exercise. The American Heart Association says “10,000 steps a day keeps the doc away”!
Be creative. You can do this. It’s time to get moving.