As we get older, things change. We gray, lose hair, teeth, muscle, and bone mass. That does not include the mental health aspect, i.e., worrying, anxiety, dementia, etc. The first time I saw a gray hair at about the age of 30, man, I almost fainted. What did I do to deserve THIS? Well, the answer to that question is a given I kept LIVING.
Having served as a 10-year Army veteran, I was into physical health and fitness. I enlisted at the age of 18. Back then, though, I just wanted big muscles. Go figure, right? Well, as I got older, I began to see the holistic benefits of physical exercising, for example, strengthening the heart, primarily through cardiovascular training, which improves blood flow and oxygen throughout the body. There are healing agents in our bodies carried by the blood. The stronger the heart, the more efficient the blood will flow. The more efficient the blood flows, the quicker the body heals itself – provided there are no abnormalities. Keep living!
I offered personal training some time ago and had a potential client who started to get cold feet when we started to talk money. He was a smoker. BIG time. What I said to him was this, “You pay more in one month to take years off your life with smoking. Why not pay the same or less and ADD years to your life? Is adding years to your life enough to justify a commitment today?” Afterwards, I pushed the pen and contract over to him without another word. Wouldn’t you know it? He signed the contract and submitted his payment information. What did I do? I told him TRUTH. There was no fast talk or hustle here. The truth doesn’t need a salesman. Truth sells itself. Keep living!
Regular exercise, good nutrition, proper rest and taking time to recovery tend to retard the aging process. Well, maybe not so much the “graying” process but you get the idea. (Dag NEBBIT!) The truth is that people who exercise on a regular basis tend to live longer. Additionally, they tend to experience a better quality of life as they live, such as fewer injuries, quicker recovery when injured, better concentration, a stronger heart and muscles, decreased likelihood of disease, retardation of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, less irritability and better physical intimacy to name a few. Hey, we encourage you to KEEP LIVING!
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Blog post by Marc Brown, June 7, 2021