Like me, many of our readers crave new information on super foods, the latest products or daily routines that will help us look and feel younger and improve the quality of our lives overall, however as technology continues to make our lifestyle easier, most of us ironically overlook the no.1 fountain of youth – Exercise.
According to ABC Health and Wellbeing, 75% of Australians no longer meet the minimum daily recommendation for exercise, as a result we suffer poor health and die from conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease that were rarely an issue 50 years ago when our active lifestyles kept them at bay.
Our body, like most living things around us, needs constant cleansing in order to function properly and exercise is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to cleanse our body. Whatever your age, gender or physical ability, exercise will enrich the quality of your life in the following ways.
1. Get the killer figure.
Lets face it, life is better when you look and feel good. You fit the clothes you want, you feel more confident at work and studies suggest you are more likely to travel and you take part in the social activities when you have a fit body.
2. Reverse aging.
Don’t waste your money on expensive face moisturisers the 18-year-old super model promotes on television, instead use exercise to actively increase muscle tone and skin elasticity through improved circulation, which helps flush toxins and delivers essential vitamins throughout the body.
3. Don’t worry, be happy.
Manage your anger; aggression, depression or mood swings with regular exercise. Exercise helps release the two hormones endorphins into the brain to make you feel good and serotonin to assist with sleep quality and again overall mood.
4. Enjoy a better sex life.
Exercise has been proven to not only improve your mood and energy level, but it also increases your social confidence and self esteem which is a prerequisite for intimacy. If you want to be a better lover, be a better exerciser. The world health organizations recommend 3-4 hours or moderate exercise every week, or about 30 minutes per day to experience the benefits listed above. In real terms that equates to 1% of your week and requires just a small amount of disciplines to make it work. To put that in perspective, the average Australian spends more than 7 times that amount each week watching television, surfing the net or on social media.