“I‘m too tired,” “I feel like just staying put,” or “I don’t have time.” These are just a few excuses why you won’t get some exercise, even if it’s getting out the door to walk around the grocery store. Moving is a choice, but the choice not to move could have major repercussions on your health. Paragon Orthopedic Center encourages some form of exercise daily for a reason: so you can be the best you can be. It’s a slippery slope: not moving leads to weight gain, your bones become weaker, your joints are stiffer, your immune system is weaker, and your risk of serious diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, goes way up. This is a bad direction for anyone. You can reverse course!
The Mayo Clinic has seven benefits to exercise, to give you some reasons to counter any tendency to stay put.
- Exercise controls weight
- Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
- Exercise improves mood
- Exercise boosts energy
- Exercise promotes better sleep
- Exercise puts a spark back in sex
- Exercise can be fun and social!
Click below to read more about these seven benefits plus exercise suggestions to get you started. With the Southern Oregon forecast predicting some warmer temperatures, go for a brisk walk and enjoy the benefits!
Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity – Mayo Clinic