19 May Life-Style part 3
This week, we’re picking back up on the second half of the consistent claim made by supplements, “Works best with diet and exercise.” As we continue the conversation about being the leader of our LIFE and STYLE of living that impacts the quality of our health, we recognize that our nutrition is a part of our lives daily, but exercise is optional. Whether you call it exercise, workouts, physical activity, movement, whatever else, our bodies need physicality for strength, balance, flexibility, etc.
The benefits to our health from physical activity are well-researched and proven. The Mayo Clinic shares these 7 benefits:
- Weight management
- Combats health conditions and diseases
- Improves mood
- Boosts energy
- Promotes better sleep
- Improves sexual health
- Can be fun and social
Have you experienced some of these benefits for yourself? Whether you’re committed to movement on a consistent basis or hoping to be one day, the effort is absolutely worth it for multiple reasons.
If you’re ready to commit to moving your body, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Which types of physical activity interest me or do I think would be good for me?
- Which days of the week can I carve out time to move?
- For how long each time would I like to be active?
- What time of the day would increase the likelihood of me following through with my workouts?
Next, get started or keep going. Boot camp is a fun way to get stronger alongside a group of people and finding activity outside of our workouts is important too. The reality is there’s never a perfect time of the year to get and keep moving. Life happens and things will always come up, so don’t hesitate or feel like you need the perfect timing or strategy. Instead of settling for “I’ll try,” it’s time to just get started or continue with your commitment.
Lastly, for some of us, “I’ll try,” becomes permission to fail or not follow through – so listen to that inner voice and shift your self-talk from ambivalent to confident and you’ll be amazed by what you’re capable of.
By Victoria Emmitt RD