By: Peter Knopfler
You are what you eat. You become what you think. You love as you are. You are what you do. You do what you desire.
The body is a third dimensional picture of who you are, what you think and what you do. The body is a reflection of the sum total of who you are.
We humans stand on the last frontier, the inward journey. You will discover the laws of the universe in your body.
Progressive resistance (weight training) might help you learn: balance, strength, flexibility, speed, power, agility, patience, tolerance, determination, honesty, concentration, humbleness, kindness, alertness, intensity, discipline, respect, loyalty.
Who does not want these attributes? The moment of truth vibrating and weaving new possibilities.
One can not discover new oceans without losing sight of the shore.
Exercise To Improve Your Life
Although genetics still plays an important role in living to a ripe old age, it is increasingly clear that you can modulate the quality of your life and even take several steps toward prolonging it, exercise being a giant step. Here are some more benefits.
Exercise helps delay the loss in the ability to take in and process oxygen that occurs with age. The loss is about 10% every ten years after the age of 30. But exercise can actually increase your oxygen max and produce again in function equivalent to rolling back your years by 15.
Exercise can slow the progression of osteo-arthritis in many cases and actually improve the state of your cartilage in others. Exercise pumps blood into and around your joint structures, and blood is life. Exercise can retard the process of bone loss (osteoporosis).
Endurance exercise like, fast-paced circuit weight training, walking, swimming can lower hypertension 15%.
Exercise contributes to a sense of self-esteem and well-being. Exercise improves quality of sleep. Added oxygen to the brain, helps in mental balance and emotional stability. Exercise helps all cases of lower back pain, helps recover from injuriesand surgery. Exercise shows a lower risk in colon cancer in men, and breast cancer in women.
Moderate and vigorous exercise is best for lowering blood pressure. The risk factor for adult diabetes is lessened with exercise by 1/3. Studies show that weight loss lessens the risk of arthritis and heart disease. Exercise will increase a range of motion and lessen the pain of joints. Exercise is the best healer.
Some more tips:
- Use short efficient workouts to stay motivated.
- Keep your workouts hard but brief. Place a higher value onintensity than on duration.
- Try to exercise in the morning when you are fresh and not under too much unnecessary stress.
- Always warm up and stretch to avoid pain and injury.
- The most important is consistency. Pick something you can do regularly and stick with it!