“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” quote by Robert Maynard Hutchins
It’s amazing all the benefits just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can give you. It never hurts to revisit some of its advantages, like helping you to:
- lose weight
- lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke
- lower blood pressure
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol
- boost metabolism
- strengthen bones
- control blood sugar
- lower risk of cancer
- improve brain power
- lower stress
- reduce dangerous belly fat
- feel stronger and have more energy
- boost the immune system
- elevate mood
How could anything so all-encompassing be accomplished in such a short time? Remembering this positive list could be just the motivation you need to begin engaging in physical activity. Potential problems lurk if a sedentary lifestyle creeps in. Now that you know the answer, I’m sure you’ll jump up and start exercising. Take a daily walk to avoid all of those issues that are waiting to destroy your health and your life.
The solution is not overwhelming. However, it’s risky business not to take action on this seemingly simple solution. Physical activity can mean a healthier life. The action of 30 minutes of daily exercise comprehensively covers most of the problems in one full swoop. Call it multi-tasking if you like, but we all have 30 minutes most days to take action and devote to our health.
Of course, exercise is just one piece of the health puzzle. Just imagine how much improvement can be gained when a healthy diet is added to the mix. Exercise and healthy eating is similar to the process of planting a seed. Although the plant’s produce is not seen immediately, the fruit of your labor will eventually become evident when you see a slimmer and healthier body in the mirror, and you’ll feel better, too. There will be, and there you’ll see, the tangible evidence of your endurance and perseverance.
Like the little duck pictured above, make a big splash and get going! Dive into a healthy lifestyle of daily exercise and moving more.
Next let’s go over some interesting facts found in the research.
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