To Exercise or Not! That Is The Question!

By | January 11, 2013

 To Exercise or Not! That Is The Question!

To Exercise or Not! Now that is the question? Let’s face it we all know that we need to exercise more!  It is just that simple.  The human body is meant to move on a regular basis.  And here in North America as a whole we are not doing that anywhere near enough if at all.

Here is a list of reasons why we need to exercise:to exercise or not

  • Weight reduction, fat loss, weight management
  • Increase metabolism
  • Increase calorie burning during resistance exercise
  • Increase calorie burning after exercise
  • Reduced resting blood pressure for people with high blood pressure or have borderline high blood pressure
  • Decrease in risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Positive changes in blood lipid profiles
  • Decrease in risk for osteoporosis
  • Increase bone mineral content
  • Improved structural and functional integrity of tendons and ligaments
  • Independence
  • Protection from injury – muscle and joint
  • Improved posture
  • Improved self image
  • Improved self esteem

Exercise is just plain great for us to do.  So why aren’t we?  Frankly I just don’t know.

Today I rec’d an email with the idea of thinking about exercise as a privilege rather than a must.

The idea of re framing our thoughts on exercise.  This struck quite a cord with me.  Living most of my adult life with some kind of health challenge from the results of a couple of car accidents I really get that idea.

I have struggled with pain, low energy, and all kinds of other effects of injury and that has given me that drive to exercise most days of the week.  Lifting weights is my most favorite because it makes me feel strong, alive and able to conquer any challenge that is put in front of me.

Yet I do have a varied training plan.  Walking, sprinting, high intensity intervals to name a few.

I have said it before and feel it is worth repeating today.  When I work with clients my main focus is teaching them that the exercise done today is for a lifetime of wellness.

Even with my young kids.  Being strong, able to take care of yourself for all of your life, being able to walk, get in & out of bed, get off the toilet, put on your own clothes, cook your own meals all start with diet and exercise.

How do you feel about exercise?  Do you see the benefit to Re Frame your thoughts of exercise as a privilege?  It can be done quite simply.  Start planning based where you are right now.  Figure out WHY exercise is a must for your plan.

Not sure how to get started.  Because you’re busier than ever these days, you simply don’t have the TIME to be wasting 30-45 minutes, five times a week, on cardio workouts. Rather, you need short, effective workouts that quickly deliver fat loss results.

Begin! Use this fat loss for women program to answer the question to Exercise or Not! Now is the time to RE FRAME your mindset. Exercise is a privilege.

We hope we have given you some reasons to say yes to the question – to exercise or not?

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To Exercise Or Not! That's The Question!
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To Exercise Or Not! That's The Question!
To Exercise or Not! Let's face it we all know that we need to exercise more! It is just that simple. The human body is meant to move on a regular basis.
Wendy Bottrell

4 thoughts on “To Exercise or Not! That Is The Question!

  1. Beatrice Johnston

    I must admit, exercise sounds like a chore to me but I know it has so many benefits. It's easy for me to stay active in the warmer months when I can hike, ride my bike, roller blade, dance the night away, but in winter I tend to hibernate. I'm going to make it a point to do more than just "walk to work" or "walk the dog" for my exercise and get my butt in a gym at my office, or in a dance class. Thanks for the motivation!

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      The Re Frame idea from must to privilege is a way to move beyond exercise as a chore! Finding activities that you truly enjoy will keep you at them all year long! Thanks for dropping by. Let me know if I can help. Wendy

  2. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Thanks for being honest in your feeling about exercise. Finding an activity that you enjoy might be able to Re Frame those feelings. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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