Sunday, December 7, 2014

Exercise improves the quality of your life

If you aren't exercising regularly, this is a great time to start! Exercise is such a great way to start our day. Psychologically, you feel good because you know you have already accomplished something positive for the day. Something that's improving the quality of your life. Exercise changes us biochemically, releasing feel good endorphins. It also raises serotonin and dopamine giving you better focus and improving your mood. Many times, I don't feel like doing it but I get out and do I anyway, knowing that in about an hour afterwards, I will start feeling better and it will help me feel better the next few days too. I will sleep better that night too. When you sleep deeper, this improves hormone levels, improving overall brain function and mood.  Every time you choose to exercise no matter how small of an amount, it's a movement forward towards better health. Better health and better brain function. Regular exercise is proven to actually improve you brain and make you smarter over time through a process called "neurogenesis".  When our brain functions better, we do better. This leads to an improved ability to make better decisions. Better decisions mean we will live a better life. When we live a better life, it's not just for ourselves but for our friends and family too. It affects all who are connected to us really. This is because when we do better personally, we have more to give. More to give at work, at home, more to contribute to society in general.  When an individual reaches their highest potential in life personally, everybody wins. No one is a island unto himself. We are all connected as the human race. Great health is the foundation of it all. The first gift God gives you is your body. When we are young, many don't think about how we treat it and what we put into it in regards to food choices. As we age though, we gain wisdom to know what is good for us. We gain wisdom to know that we are responsible for our health. We can no longer blame this or that for our level of health. It's our choices that have led us to where we are now, and it's our choices that can lead us to a better place tomorrow. Health is true wealth indeed, and everyone can learn how to come up higher in this area. Everyone can learn and apply wisdom here and in doing so will receive the reward for our wisdom. The reward of a life well lived. The reward of reaching our fullest potential and accomplishing our God given purpose while here on earth. <3

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