Health Risks and the Benefits of Exercise
Nature created us perfectly. Nerves, muscles, bones, and blood all work together. Our bodies are the greatest tool we will ever have the opportunity to use. However, as we get older we begin to loose the abilities of our youth. Now things can be different; we can change the way we live!
It would be a perfect world if no one ever got any illnesses or injuries. Everyone would be in excellent health, do the things that they enjoy, and probably live very long lives as well. Unfortunately, we get ill, have injuries, and tend to slow down as we pass through our middle years. Yet, we do not have to play the role of victim and stop living productive lives. Regular physical activity is a vital step in taking responsibility for how we feel every day.
Benefits of Exercise and Focused Daily Activities
- Strength. Body weight workouts build strength without “bulking up”
- Conditioning . Muscular imbalance causes injuries and discomfort in the back, legs, and feet. Focus on conditioning and balancing the whole body
- Relaxation. Learning to breathe properly can reduce stress and gets the mind in tune with the body. You become aware of how your body feels, and how to control its movements and thoughts. Many of the exercises can be done almost anywhere at any time
- Improved Body Functioning. Participation in fitness activities will help keep the cardio-vascular, digestive, and nervous systems in proper working order.
A healthy body allows us to think with more clarity, speak with more confidence, and move with more ease. When we improve the way our bodies experience life, we create better choices for where we go in life. And, in a nutshell, isn’t that what living is all about anyway?
Boe Nan Pisa Wayachi