Do you feel guilty because you feel like you don’t have the time or discipline to “get your body moving?”
You have heard that exercise helps so many things! But why bother if you can’t stay consistent? Well, many experts believe even some exercise is better than none at all.
It doesn’t have to take an hour or 3 hours for you to get the benefits of exercise.
Studies show less than half an hour, even 20 minutes can make all the difference.
Here is what exercise can do for you:
- Increase oxygen to the cells
- Help to eliminate the lymphatic fluid (waste) in the body
- Stimulates on a cellular level keeping the cells healthy and normal
- Helps the energy of the body flow freely
- Releases tension and stress by reducing the stress hormones
- Strengthens the immune system
By doing shorter bursts of exercise it is training the nervous system to deal with stress in a more positive way. You are stressing your body then letting it recover. Stressing, then recovering. Being able to recover is very important in the process.
Try doing shorter bursts of exercise for about a minute, then relaxing for two minutes, then exercise again, relax, and repeat the process. Use the stairs in your house by going up and down, do jumping jacks, jump roping or whatever works for you. See how this works wonders for you!
-Sheri Goddard, MenopauseCoach
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