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Exercise, Why We Need It..when it works best

Let’s talk about the E WORD…

I know, I know, I’m always bringing it up.  You know why? Because I know that once you let go of the E WORD excuses and get out and do something for a while, you will love it..why? because that is what we are made to do.  Yes, we were designed to MOVE (you know it’s true). Why do you think little kids LOVE the playground?  They don’t know it’s the E WORD, they just know it’s fun, and makes them feel good.

I’m going to take it a bit further with y’all…I know I’m pushing it…but let’s talk about going first thing in the morning.  YES…..you know what I’m saying..I know it’s dark.  I know it’s cold….ahhhh…..get over it!  It will make you feel like some kind of a Warrior Viking or Super Charged Amazing Hard Core kind of person…something like that..whatever..meet up with a cool friend and head out!

If my little pep talk didn’t work, check out the top 10 below to put a little fire into your skinny jeans………

If the Results from Exercise were available is a Pill, People would be Addicted to the Pill! L.S.

 

            “Top Ten Reasons” for being an early bird exerciser:

  1. Exercising early in the morning “jump starts” your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes for up to 24 hours! so, you’ll be burning more calories all day long—just because you exercised in the morning.
  2. Exercising in the morning energizes you for the day—not to mention that fabulous feeling  you have knowing you’ve done something disciplined and good for you. Don’t you just love that juicy feeling? Look at you standing all tall over there, knowing you are taking the best care of your amazing self.
  3. Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases mental acuity—a benefit that lasts four to ten hours after your workout ends. E WORDING in the morning means you get to harness that brainpower, instead of wasting it while you’re snoozing. Don’t know about you..but I need all the help I can get.  Seriously. Little Miss “Can’t Find My Sunglasses” oops, they are on my head girrl..
  4. Assuming you make exercise a true priority, it shouldn’t be a major problem to get up 30 to 60 minutes earlier—especially since regular exercise generally means a higher quality of sleep, which in turn means you’ll probably require less sleep. (If getting up 30 to 60 minutes earlier each day seems too daunting, you can ease into it with 10 to 20 minutes at first.) Well, not really, but it makes me sound nicer..
  5. When you exercise at about the same time every morning—especially if you wake up regularly at about the same time—you’re regulating your body’s endocrine system and circadian rhythms. Your body learns that you do the same thing just about every day, and it begins to prepare for waking and exercise several hours before you actually open your eyes. That’s beneficial because:
    • Your body’s not “confused” by wildly changing wake-up times, which means waking up is much less painful. You may even find that you don’t that annoying alarm clock  most days.)
    • Hormones prepare your body for exercise by regulating blood pressure, heart rate, blood flow to muscles, etc.
    • Your metabolism, along with all the hormones involved in activity and exercise, begin to elevate while you’re sleeping. As a result, you’ll feel more alert, energized, and ready to exercise when you do wake up. I’m serious.
  1. Many people find that morning exercise has a tendency to regulate their appetite for the rest of the day. Not only do they eat less (since activity causes the release of endorphins, which in turn diminishes appetite), they also choose healthier portions of healthier foods. I really notice this one, a couple of days off moving it, and my cravings are all over the place.
  2. People who consistently exercise find, sometimes with a  great Aha, that the appointed time every morning actually evolves into something they look forward to. Besides the satisfaction of taking care of themselves, they find it’s a great time to plan their day, pray, or just think more clearly—things most of us often don’t get to do otherwise.
  3. Exercising first thing in the morning is the most foolproof way to ensure that other things don’t overtake your fitness commitment. It’s so easy to wimp out in the evening, when we’re tired and ready to nest at home for the evening.
  4. More than 90% of those who exercise consistently have a morning fitness routine. If you want to exercise on a regular basis, the odds are in your favor if you squeeze your workout into the a.m. Who are we to fight with those odds?
  5. You’ll get used to it.  When the alarm goes off, don’t lay there, just get up..no thinking about it. Really, try it for a month….

BUT WAIT..THERE”S MORE…….

  • Did you know that nutrients enter your body completely differently and efficiently when we get regular movement?
  • AND studies revealed that people who exercise heal from illness 8 TIMES FASTER?
  • AND studies show that the 2 biggest predictors of people who stay at their ideal weight are:
  1. Regular exercise
  2. Breakfast every morning… but don’t get me started on the B WORD right now….

Wow….

So find something that you like to do..and JUST DO IT!  You deserve it, and your body and mind with be so much happier!

Love, and lot’s of Shaking it Up!

Ciao for Now,

Lisa

Are you ready to renovate your life? Schedule a complimentary Health and/or Weight Loss Renovation Consultation with me today!

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