Thank you to Ashley Smith of AWS Fitness for this passionate and heartfelt post!
Why exercise? Plain and simple….because you can!
With the Sarcoma Stomp 5K just weeks away, this is the perfect opportunity to examine why starting a fitness program is a necessity. As a personal trainer, I know that there are so many people out there that just DO NOT respond favorably to exercise. Meaning….there is nothing that they dread doing more. But, I am here to tell you that exercise must be an essential part of your life. If you are physically able, you have NO EXCUSE. If you aren’t exercising for YOU, do it for those who love you.
Instead of talking about all of the reasons that exercise is good for you (I think we all learned that in grade school Physical Education…nothing much has changed, folks), let’s talk about what inactivity does to our already AGING bodies. If you choose a sedentary lifestyle you are at risk for DIABETES, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, JOINT AND LIGAMENT PROBLEMS, and OBESITY. And, remember how I mentioned AGING??? Well, to put it bluntly, a decline in how our brains and bodies function and perform starts at age 40. 40?!?! How do we slow that trend down? EXERCISE! It’s very simple.
I know that starting a program is hard and maybe you are telling yourself that you have tried it 20 times before. Maybe you stuck with it for a while and then quit. Maybe you failed all together and never even got past day one. Well, MAKE TODAY DIFFERENT by doing these three things for me.
Finally, if you can take anything away from what I’ve said here, please let it be this. Your body requires a certain amount of love and respect to thrive. If you live your life saying, “I can’t do this” or “I’ll fail” or “It’s just too hard”, that mindset becomes who you are. Don’t let this negativity become your life experience. How do you know that this time won’t be the one time that it sticks? How do you know that you won’t start to love how you feel every single day?
Do it for yourself. Do it for your children. Do it for those that can’t. Do it because you can.Back to Latest news