Discover balance between your mind and body and watch endless opportunities of growth appear right before your eyes. We all have heard exercise is good for us, but do we know the benefits of exercise? Exercise is our way of fueling and maximizing the full potential of our bodies and minds.
Not only am I a life coach, but I am a physical therapist. You have probably heard other names such as physical torturer, physical terrorist, etc. to describe me and my colleagues. But at the end of the day, our sole responsibility as physical therapists is to be a “mechanic of the body.” So, I love studying the human body, which includes the mind.
The mind / body relationship is fascinating. I believe the human body will do whatever the mind tells it to do. If we are going to live up to our full potential we must invest in exercising, especially in our stressful world these days.
We are being pulled several different ways. So, why not let exercise help balance your life out.
Yes, it will take discipline.
“If our bodies are in great shape, we then give permission to our minds to be creative in guiding us through this adventure we call life.”
Hugh Blair said, “Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.”
What does all this mean?
Exercise has several benefits:
1. Controls weight
2. Fights health conditions / diseases
3. Improves a person’s state of mind
4. Stimulates energy and gives spunk
5. Improves sleep
6. It's FUN!
No matter your profession, we all could benefit from exercise. The one thing I hear from the many people I talk to concerning exercise is, “I don’t have enough time.”
You have to make time to exercise!
Remember, we are all leaders. However, before you can lead others, you must lead yourself.
Exercise is for you. There are no excuses why you should not invest in your own health. If you don’t invest in yourself, no one else will. Exercise causes our minds and bodies to be sharp and ready for the various challenges we will face everyday.
You can do it. Start exercising and invest to be at your best!
Action: If you have been exercising for a while now, continue exercising at least 20-30 minutes everyday 4-5 days a weeks. If you are a beginner or a first time in a while exerciser, start exercising about 3-4 days out of the week for about 20 minutes. Then increase your time spent exercising. There are various exercise programs, but I would suggest everyone 3-4 days a week to participate in some form of cardiovascular activity (walking, running, biking, swimming, dancing, etc.). Check with your doctor, if you have any health issues or concerns.
Questions: How will you start investing in yourself, by way of exercise? Will it be dancing? Or riding bikes with your children? What’s holding you back? Is your life worth it? Join the discussion. (Please leave a comment below.)Bryant MTN Universal Be the wEiRd this world needs! Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Pinterest