Regular Physical Activity
We all know that exercise is good for us, but getting it done is another story. We need to remember that perfect is great, but done is better. There are other ways to achieve the things that you want. Even though the idea of one hour a day is best, still check it off your list even if you only get in 15 minutes. Here are some great reasons to take control of your physical health. Remember that you can find some way to exercise despite your age, sex, or physical ability.
Exercising can control weight.
As you exercise, you are able to maintain weight or even lose weight because you are burning calories. Of course, the harder and more intense the workout, the more calories you will burn. Large portions of time are not necessary to get to your optimal weight. Remember that there are simple things that you can do to increase exercise. For instance, park a little farther away from the store, take the stairs, and walk around the park during your lunch break as you eat your sandwich.
Exercise is great for fighting against health conditions and diseases.
When you are active, you boost your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, and decrease unhealthy triglycerides. This in turn helps your blood to flow smoothly and wards off cardiovascular diseases. With regular exercise and good nutrition, you can manage all kinds of health concerns including stroke, cancers, depression, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and much more.
Exercise improves overall mood.
We all need an emotional boost at times, and exercising helps to release the stress of the day. Not everyone has the opportunity or money to afford a gym membership, but just a quick walk around the block can change your mood in a hurry. Movement helps to stimulates several brain chemicals and these can help you to relax and feel happier. As you exercise and improve your appearance, this can also translate to a boost in your confidence and self-esteem. Essential oils that are amazing to put on when you are exercising include peppermint oil and wild orange oil. They are a great combination that leave you feeling energized and they are oxygenating as well. Put a drop of each in your hand and inhale and then rub them on your chest or the back of your neck.
Exercise gives you energy.
As you exercise regularly, you are able to improve your strength and your endurance, which improves your body’s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout your body to all of the tissues so that your cardiovascular system works more efficiently. As your heart and lungs get more oxygen flow, your energy increases and you can get so much more accomplished.
Exercise promotes better sleep.
Many people suffer with falling asleep and being able to stay asleep. As you exercise regularly, you will find that you are able to fall asleep easier and sleep better. Lavender oil is also amazing at helping to aid in sleep. Just rub a few drops on the bottom of your feet or spritz a little on your pillow, and you’re off to dreamland.
Exercise can help your sex life.
Quite often at the end of the day, you may feel too tired to enjoy physical intimacy. But with continual physical activity, you will feel better about your self-image and have more energy. Studies have shown that regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women. Men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise.
Exercise can be fun.
Exercise and regular physical activity can be a fun way to spend time with those you love. It is a great way to relax from the day. Many people find joy in outdoor physical activity. Dancing, hiking, swimming, golfing, and biking are all great outdoor activities that are fun and can include family and friends. Find something you enjoy and make exercising fun! Be sure to take along a tube of Deep Blue Rub to put on any muscles that might get sore or tight.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are intended for educational purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and are not a substitute for professional healthcare. All recommendations are based on third party research of essential oils and their effectiveness when used for the above listed ailments. See www.PubMed.com for references to some of those studies. Check out the research and make your own decisions based on complete information.