Friday, June 29, 2007

The Real Secret to Having a Healthier Life

We all want to look better, feel younger, and live a healthy, happy life for a very long time.

And many of us wonder if there is a simple secret to getting better mental and physical health. We wonder if there is some magic pill that could help us achieve these goals.

How much would you pay for a pill that could provide all these following benefits to your body?

- lower your blood pressure

- strengthen your heart

- improve the oxygenation of your blood

- improve blood circulation

- reduce blood cholesterol

- relieve depression

- improve your ability to deal with stress

- make you look better

- improve your self esteem

- help you sleep better

- keep your blood sugar levels more stable

- help keep your weight down

- benefit your lungs

- keep your bones strong

- increase your muscle strength

- boost your metabolism

- reduce your risk of getting cancer

- feel more energetic

- improve your ability to mentally focus

- improve your complexion

- help you live longer

Wouldn't you pay a lot to find the secret of getting all these benefits?

If there was a pill that could do all this for you, wouldn't you like to get your hands on it?

If a pill existed that could give you all these benefits, how much would you be willing to pay to get it?
Would you be willing to pay $1.00 a day? Would you pay ten dollars a day? Or more?

Chances are that if you knew there was something that could give you all these benefits, you would pay whatever you could afford.

The bad news is that there isn't really a pill that can give you all these benefits. Not yet, anyway.

But the good news is that there is a very simple way that you can ensure that you get all these benefits.

Here in fact is the secret that you may already know deep within yourself, but perhaps you have forgotten.

Simply make sure that you get regular physical exercise!

We constantly hear about the benefits of exercise, yet many of us don't really make a commitment to exercising regularly.

Why not? The simple explanation is that we get busy, and we get lazy.

We know that exercise is good for us, but it seems like too much trouble and too much work.

To really get the benefits of exercise, you have to make a commitment to doing it. You can't just wait until you feel like it.

Many people don't get enough exercise because after a whole day of sitting in front of a computer, they only have enough energy left over to sit in front of a TV set at home.

Switching over to a lifestyle that includes exercise does involve a decision, and a commitment to do so.

If regular exercise isn't a part of your life is because you find exercise too boring, look for some form of exercise that you will enjoy. Think about taking a dance class, or join a group of cyclists in your town.

If you think that exercising is too hard, start off slow. You might have to walk before you can run.

If you need motivation or distraction while you exercise, ask a friend to join you, or join some sort of team sport.

If your joints hurt when you move, you might enjoy a swimming class instead.

If you are telling yourself that exercise is hard and that it's boring, change the messages that you send to yourself. Tell yourself frequently that exercising your body is fun.

And take the time to make a mental shift within yourself.

Turn off your thinking brain, and feel your body. Feel it as it moves. Learn to feel what your body really needs, and what messages your body is really sending you.

Chances are that the secret your body is trying to tell you is "I REALLY need exercise!"

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