Monday, August 24, 2009 yourself

One of the things I hear from people is, "they want to take the time to exercise, but everything else in their life takes priority". Which is fine, but ultimately, if you don't take time to take care of yourself, the other "priorities" will not really matter because you will become too stressed, tired, or sick to care about any of it. You will become resentful or turn into a robot of habit and routine. By taking the time to invest in yourself now, you will be investing in a lifetime of health and fitness and active living. You will appreciate life more.

Investing in your health takes commitment, but in moderation. Take it one step at a time. Don't try to do everything at once, it can get to overwhelming. When it comes to your exercise routine, try to incorporate the following:

1. Resistance training: will raise your metabolism and cause you to burn more calories at work and at rest. It will also help prevent osteoporosis.
2. Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise: will strengthen and challenge your cardiovascular system (heart & vascular), which will become more efficient and healthy. It will help you burn calories.
3. Proper nutrition: Eat and drink foods that will give your body the nutrients it needs to perform properly while exercising, make you feel better and give you more energy throughout the day and all your daily activities. Remember what goes in is what comes out.

Here's to your health.

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