Happy New Year! As we enter 2020, it's a great time to assess the quality of our lives. Whether you set resolutions, goals, or intentions I'm guessing health and fitness are probably on most of our lists. However, we are in the middle of the month, and your willpower may be waning. Let me encourage you that anything you do to get moving is beneficial. I read an article, "Power Surge: The Hidden Benefits of Exercise," written in Fitness Magazine. The article was a great reminder that the benefits of exercise don't begin after you lose 10 pounds or even 100 pounds, they are immediate.
Check it out:
WITHIN ONE MINUTE Your body's immune system is boosted—protecting you against colds and the flu. Your brain is saturated with mood-enhancing chemicals for several hours after exercise, and you are blasting calories even at rest. WITHIN ONE DAY You are on your way to becoming a lean, mean, fighting machine … adding lean muscle. After just one sweat session your blood pressure can be lowered for 16 hours. Amazing! WITHIN ONE WEEK According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 100 million U.S. adults were living with diabetes or pre-diabetes in 2017. After one week of exercise, your risk of diabetes goes down. WITHIN ONE MONTH You’re getting stronger, and you have more brainpower. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, working out activates growth-stimulating proteins in the brain that may help form new cells. WITHIN ONE YEAR Your workout is so much easier. Your heart rate is lower, and your cells are more efficient at breaking down fat and using it for fuel. You have cut your cancer risk, added years to your life, and you feel much better than you did a year ago. Get started today. Make 2020 the best year of your life. Subscribe today for more healthy living posts at soulgymsisters.com.
Ashley Shaffer, "Power Surge: The Hidden Benefits of Exercise." April 2014, Retrieved from http://www.fitnessmagazine.com.