How much can you change your body? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, and the right attitude to follow both with focus and determination.
It's important to remember that we have evolved from nomadic ancestors who spent all their time moving around in search of food and shelter, traveling large distances daily. Our bodies are designed and have evolved to be regularly active. In the same way that a sports car is designed to go fast, we are designed to move.
Over time people develop problems if they sit down all day at a desk or in front of the TV and minimize the amount of exercise they do.
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Exercise has been proven to provide a mood booster, as it releases chemicals into your brain that help you feel happier and can ease the effects of depression, ADHD, and anxiety. It can also allow you to sleep better at night, which is important to maintaining an overall good mood.
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In addition to all of the immediate benefits of regular exercise, it can help you stave off health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in the long term. Working out increases your "good" cholesterol and decreases your risk of serious medical issues, especially those about the heart.
Overall though, any activity that gets you moving, gets your heart rate up and gives you enough pleasure to do it regularly and often is good for you in almost every way. Exercise can help with a myriad of health issues and it's as easy as taking a simple walk. Try to work physical activity into your daily routine one step at a time!
Have fun, be healthy and feel good!