I know, you’ve heard it all before ‘exercise is good for you’, ‘exercise will help you lose weight, ‘exercise will reduce stress’ and I’m sure you get tired of hearing it over and over again. But, have you thought about exercise as medicine that can help prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and potentially neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s?

In my professional opinion, if we change our perception of foods, on those we interact with, on how we make a living, and how we look at exercise we are more likely to succeed. By simply looking at the positive outcome of say exercise then we’ll want to work out because it’s a lot better than taking more medicine.

So, when I talk about exercise, I mean 30mins of aerobic work at least 3 to 4 times a week

  • Increase dopamine & serotonin which lead to feeling happy
  • Improve focus & attention for up to 2 hours post-exercise
  • Exercise supports the hippocampus & prefrontal cortex of the brain that are susceptible to neurovegetative diseases – by increasing exercise you are building up these muscles which can potentially delay the onset of Alzheimer’s
  • Weight loss with the added benefit of reducing the possibility of obesity and diabetes
  • Mood improver which in turn can motivate you to eat better, improve energy to exercise which all lead to weight loss

As we inch closer to the end of the first quarter of 2022 have you asked yourself if you’re on track to meet your health and wellbeing goals for the year? While it’s never too late to get fit I’m not recommending that you start working out like you did when you were in your 20s. What I’m suggesting is that you ease your way back in and as you slowly build up your exercise routine, you’ll be working out like a 20-year-old in no time!

One last point: if you’re not a fan of exercising or need to be dragged to the gym then why not find a gym buddy? Not only will you both keep motivated but it’s also being accountable to someone else whose workout means just as much to them as it does to you.

As always, if you need any help with weight loss or need help with finding your direction, feel free to email me at info@annedaviesnutritionlifecoach.com.au

Much love

Anne

 

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