I don’t think I have to say it, but exercise is important. So, here are my top 10 reasons why you NEED to exercise regularly. I sincerely hope that this will motivate you to take control of your lifestyle. You need to be consistent, which I will talk about in a moment. And if you need a kickstart into exercise because of a weight problem, I have the solution for you! This free beginner workout will help tremendously. It’s located in the Free Stuff section on this website.
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But FIRST…what the heck does “exercise regularly” mean? The Tony Horton Fitness Tips Page answers that question, and this is straight up from Tony Horton himself: “Do you believe that exercising 3 times a week is considered ‘consistency’? You might say ‘yes’, but would you brush your teeth only 3 times a week?” Strangely, this little “aha!” moment might make you stop and say, “well um, gee David Rydelnik, I don’t have time to exercise 6 days a week like you do”. Yes, people have straight up told me that, like I’m special or something. But when people tell me this only one word comes to mind: excuses. Uh, need I remind my dear readers that I began workout out with the Power 90 fitness program six days a week right from the start? And for those of you who don’t know me, I had an overloaded college credit course load of 24 credits! Yet I still made the time, with no excuses! So yeah, I know what it means to be pressed for time, trust me. Excuses, excuses…the same ones I hear as to why people don’t have time to earn money with Beachbody, but I digress…after all you came here for my Top 10 Reasons Why You NEED To Exercise Regularly, so without further ado…
David Rydelnik’s Top 10 Reasons Why YOU NEED To Exercise Regularly!
Reason 1) The bigger your waistline, the smaller your brain. If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 to 30, then your brain is 4% smaller than, and it appears 8 years older than those at a normal healthy weight! Have a BMI of 30 or above? Then you have 8% less gray matter and your brain look 16 years older! WOW. No wonder why people “feel old” when they are 35 or 40…their brain looks, feels and functions as if you are older biologically than you are numerically! And if you think an 8% loss of grey matter is not terrible, even a 4% loss in constitutes severe brain degeneration and puts you at a much higher risk of brain diseases, especially Alzheimer’s. So…there it is, baby…get off yo’ freakin’ couch! You need to exercise regularly to boost brain power! – Study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (And by the way, I am living proof that this is true. I can retain information and memorize things much easier than I ever could before.)
But now let’s check out what actually happens when you DO exercise! Interestingly enough, according to the Journal of Neurochemistry in 2007, along with other studies too numerous to site, exercise actually help stimulate new brain cells – the ones connected with memory and learning! Gees, no wonder I was so DENSE all thru high school and college — it’s because my brain wasn’t!
Reason 2) You Become a Better MULTI-TASKER. And this shouldn’t be a shock, since I just mentioned that if you aren’t physically active, your brain is puny. You need to exercise regularly to perform better at work! Research shows that those who are much more physically active will significantly increase their task-switching abilities. (This is called “more efficient executive functioning”) Get in your fitness room daily — whether the gym or at home — so that you can save time and energy with your office and school tasks. – Study sited in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, March 2010
Reason 3) Better Skin. Get exercise in daily and your circulation will improve, and you’ll transport nutrients that you eat into your skin faster. Your skin is your largest organ in your body, and therefore it is the first organ that is also “attacked” by your body if you eat poorly. So eat smart and exercise and you will keep your skin in much better condition.
Reason 4) Neoplastic Disease Prevention. What the heck does that mean? CANCER prevention! It’s best to drop those pounds not just for looks, but for your future health — unless of course you actually want things like cancer to appear. While this is true for both girls and guys, the first study I researched was for men who were overweight. There was a 60 PERCENT INCREASE in prostate cancer for dudes who were overweight in their teens and continued into their 30’s! That’s insane for me to think about since prostate cancer has been seen in my own family. (from University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center) And for the ladies reading, I haven’t forgotten you. You need to exercise regularly as well, because the Woman’s Health Initiate Cohort Study conducted in 2003 said that exercise could lower your rate of getting breast cancer. AND, for everybody, the December 2007 International Journal of Cancer said exercise can decrease your chance of getting colon cancer! So to put this one to rest, if you want to avoid “the big ‘C'”, you need to exercise regularly, and of course you need to eat smart as well.
Reason 5) You Decrease Physical and Psychological Stress On Your Body. They say stress can be linked to illness and death, so I’m pretty sure that if you are under high amounts of emotional or physical stress, this tip is for you. If you are engaged in activities like exercise – where high levels or endorphins are released – you’ll be better off both physically and psychologically. This means that if you are under high levels of stress, DON’T cut out activities that you enjoy! And I know, exercise can seem unenjoyable at first – so if you need a kick start, this free beginner workout will help tremendously.
Reason 6) Better sleep. Your biorhythms will become more in tune if you exercise on a regular basis (6 times per week, 30 to 60 minutes or efficient time), Just make sure it’s not a few hours prior to bed time or you’ll be up all night long. After 5 or 6 hours of exercising, your body temperature will dip and it will help you fall asleep. – Stanford University School of Medicine, 1997
Reason 7) Removal of Waste Products and Toxins in the body. Got allergies? Need a stronger immune system? You’ll sweat out toxins like crazy during intense exercise. Not only that — and I hate to sound gross — but you’ll poop a lot better when you workout. And trust me, you want to get rid of that waste! For further exploration of detoxification, check out the brand new Beachbody Ultimate Reset – it’s like pressing your body’s reboot button!
Reason 8) Diabetes under control. If you are at high risk for diabetes, you’ll experience a 50-60% reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Make sure you also increase your nutrition as well.
Reason 9) Bone Health. Osteoporosis is very common in women, but it can happen to guys too. To better prevent this, you need resistance training to strengthen your bones. And it must be consistent. You will not help prevent osteoporosis, but you will be promoting bone formation and delaying loss. – Archives of Internal Medicine, May 2004
Reason 10) You’ll be a roll model to others. And that is what Team Beachbody is all about — helping others get healthy and fit (and getting a paycheck! YAY!) so they can reach their goals. If you can do it, they can do it. You will be looked at as an example of how to become healthy. Become a Beachbody Coach and inspire others (with a paycheck attached!)!
BONUS: Reason 11) YOU’LL LOOK AND FEEL GOOD! (You don’t really need to have all the smarts in the world to figure that one out!) Look, I’m not promoting vanity here, but plain and simple, you will have a self-confidence boost when you look and feel better about yourself.
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