Your body LOVES to move … right down to its smallest molecules!
In fact, we’re wired for it … and your health depends on it.
Here’s a shocking stat for you:
“In less than two generations, physical activity dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the U.S. In China, the drop is 45% in less than one generation.” - designedtomove.org
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be talking about how important it really is to take care of your body and muscles … and this goes far beyond the results you see in the mirror when you workout!
If you have been following me for a while know you that I am not only a midlife/menopause transformation coach but that I also teach Nia movement and Yoga and do a functional fitness class most days! It took me until I was 40 to make peace with my body and all I thought was wrong with it! This is why I am so passionate about helping my clients live their best lives and achieve optimal health so that they can do the things they love with the people they love for the longest time possible! You can have this too! I know, because I walked this path, it was hard, it took the right tools but with my step-by-step approach, I got there and so can You!
We can’t even count the ways that moving your body (stretching, strength workouts, cardio, or just through active daily living) helps balance your hormones!
First, it helps keep your insulin levels in check, which is super important because high levels are linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and inflammation. It also helps regulate the amount of estrogen in your bloodstream.
Plus, regular activity (strength training, stretching, and cardio) is linked with other vital hormones that preserve muscle as you age, including growth hormone, testosterone, and more!
This is not just for feeling better now, but for aging healthfully.
Let’s dive in and talk about how to keep your body and muscles happy and healthy, to help balance out your hormones!
Moving your body on a regular basis helps everything from your energy levels, emotions, relationships and ability to learn, to your overall quality of life.
Here’s just a short list of how movement (walking, dancing, gardening, exercising, doing chores, etc.) has huge payoffs for you:
Here’s a little trivia you can even share with your friends:
How much faster can you recover from a common cold if you exercise on a regular basis?
Answer: Your chances of coming down with a cold are cut in half!
It’s true! A study of 1,000 people found people who were active 5 or more days a week were 50% less likely to come down with a cold over a 3-month period. And if they did come down with a cold, their symptoms were about 40% less severe.
Pretty amazing, right?
The great thing about it is that pretty much all forms of movement can help you – stretching, walking, even conquering a mountain of laundry!
Here’s a challenge for you …
Every day this week, set a timer for 15-20 minutes and move nonstop.
This could be a quick workout, a brisk walk, or even a fast & furious cleaning session in your home. To make it more fun, turn on some music to make it happen!
How are you going to get your movement in this week? Let me know either in a quick reply or over in our Facebook group!
What do you think? Are you up for it?
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