Your doctor sounds like a broken record.
That’s right—s/he’s sick and tired of telling you how important exercise/nutrition is to your health because YOU DON’T LISTEN.
S/He’s sick of explaining how so many of your health problems will improve or even disappear as the result of a consistent exercise/nutrition program.
S/He’s tired of tallying your controllable risk factors that include physical inactivity and obesity.
So why does s/he continue to give you the same lecture?
Because s/he’s seen exercise change lives.
1. Feel Great
The first thing that patients tell their doctor after starting an exercise program is how much better they feel. People don’t realize how bad they feel. They get used to feeling bad. It becomes their normal. Then when they start exercising and they notice they begin to feel so much better.
Your energy levels boost and you feel great.
2. Chronic Pain Dissapears
Next patients notice a reduction in aches and pains. Now, to be fully transparent it is substituted for soreness, but that's your body building itself. Chronic muscle and joint pain that they’ve lived with for years begins to fade. For some, joint replacement surgery is postponed. For others, arthritis pain is reduced.
Your muscles and joints feel better than ever.
3. Goodbye Coronary Heart Disease
While patients can’t feel this healing benefit of exercise, it is the one that saves lives. Exercise removes two of the major risk factors that lead to heart disease: 1) physical inactivity and 2) obesity. Exercise also increases your good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers your blood pressure. This top killer of people is very preventable with some intense movement and better nutritional choices
Your risk of heart attack or stroke is reduced.
4. Goodbye Type 2 Diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes gain substantial benefits from exercise. Exercise improves the body’s use of insulin, and the related weight loss improves insulin sensitivity. Of course patients with type 2 diabetes need to get guidelines from their doctor before starting an exercise program. Making this another preventable ailment.
Your blood sugar levels are better controlled.
5. Goodbye Sleep Apnea
Patients with sleep apnea are often caught in a destructive cycle. Their weight promotes occurrences of apnea then inadequate sleep promotes weight gain.
With all of these benefits it’s hard to see why anyone would avoid exercise. What’s your excuse?
I know you’re tired…exercise gives you energy.
I know you’re in pain…exercise alleviates your muscle and joint pain.
I know you’d rather stay in bed…exercise makes your sleep more restful.
I know you’re pressed for time…exercise improves your efficiency and extends your life.
I know you don’t know where to start…that’s why Sweat Nation is here for you. Come on over and engage.
next time you see your doctor we wan’t them to think "wow, what an ideal picture of health you are!!