If we all know that excercise delays the bodies aging process
December 15, 2008 12:50pm CST
In a world as age concious as we are these days. Why are Americans the biggest, fattest people on the planet? There are estimations that by 2047 that 100% of all Americans will be overweight. What about the military, what about all the starving models? Are they all going to drop dead in the next 40 years? No I don't think we will all be overweight by then but it is a sobering idea isn't it. Excercise is not that hard a commodity to get, and we all look and feel better when we are lighter and leaner. So what seems to be the problem. Aside from unresolved issues that cause people to comfort themselves with food, which are difficult if not impossible to solve, there seems to be a predominance of people letting themselves go at a younger and younger age. If excercise and healthy living slow the aging process and unhealthy living accelerates it wouldn't you think that people would want to live as long as possible and would keep their weight and their issues in check in order to live longer lives?
15 Dec 08
You'd think that, but you'd be wrong. Personally after working all day, cleaning my house and doing homework with the child, all I want to do is play board games with my friends or plop my over-sized butt in front of the television or computer. That being said, exercising is the cat's meow for weightloss and healthy living. Every few months I get into a groove, exercise daily to my favorite "the Firm" workout tape and subsequently feel great and drop weight. Working out is also great for things like quitting smoking. Did you know when you exercise while quitting smoking, the exercise releases stored nicotine into your bloodstream. This means the exercise helps conquer cravings while allowing your body to metabolize and waste nasty nicotine build-ups. Of course, after a few months, I'll have a hell-week at work and lose the exercise groove. Every day you put off exercising the more likely you'll stop altogether. My husband hates exercising so instead I try to drag him out to active events such as baseball, walking, sight-seeing, etc. Exercise doesn't have to be a drag. It's easier to keep up if it's incorporated into a sport or social event.
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17 Dec 08
Your right. All of it your right. When you get through with your day the last thing you want to do is add another thing to do. And excercising while doing something else is also great for you. Excercise speeds up your metabolism and helps to clear the mind and spirit of the psychic efluvia that builds up throughout the day from work and family and stress. I also completely understand the "groove" thing, I get like that sometimes too. But I just can't let myself go like that. I don't watch television so I really have little or no excuses but still I don't work out every day.