Four Tips to Winning Against Inflammation Part 3
Welcome back to our series on Winning Against Inflammation. In Part One, we explored the impact of proper hydration on Marty's journey to improved health, and in Part Two, we witnessed the transformative effects of Marty adopting a plant-based diet.
Today, right here, right now, we are going to unveil Marty’s third lifestyle change that played a crucial role in his transformation.
Marty, a mechanic, with a passion for racing, spent most of his day on his feet. His exercise consisted of riding his dirt bike twice a week. I suggested he start a daily exercise program, emphasizing it would help improve his desert racing skills. He agreed to give it a try. We calculated his target heart rate zone and developed an exercise plan. He started running 1-mile each evening using interval training with his heart-rate monitor. A few weeks later, he joined a gym and started strength-training three nights a week.
The exercise program helped him meet his water goals and further improved his racing endurance with quicker reflexes.
The Power of Movement:
Exercise is a key component in the battle against inflammation. Not only does it enhance overall well-being, but it also boosts stamina, energy, and enthusiasm. Regular physical activity improves memory, strengthens the immune system, and helps fight off diseases. Additionally, exercise improves bone health, relieves stress, aids in weight loss, and increases the quality of life.
Motivating Reasons to Exercise:
The list of benefits associated with exercise is extensive. Here is 30+ motivating reasons to move more:
Increased stamina, energy, and enthusiasm,
Increased alertness and improves memory, improves IQ in children,
Boosts the immune system and strengthens bones,
Decreases risk of infection, improves health and fights disease,
Improves calcium absorption, improves thyroid function, reduces risk for osteoporosis,
Improves vitality and self-concept,
Relieves stress and tensions,
Decreases fatigue and boredom,
Effective in relieving depression and anxiety,
Helps induce sound sleep, is a treatment for insomnia,
Prevents muscle and bone wasting,
Improves muscle tone,
Improves circulation and digestion,
Helps relieve constipation,
Helps regulate appetite,
Aids in weight loss,
Improves ability to throw off toxic wastes,
Increases lung capacity,
Recharges supply of oxygen,
Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke,
Lowers “Lousy” (LDL) Cholesterol and Triglycerides, making the blood less “sluggish”,
Raises “happy” (HDL) Cholesterol,
Controls Blood Pressure,
Improves glucose (sugar) utilization,
Can result in possible decrease in DM medications (pills/insulin),
Increases coordination and flexibility,
Decreases risk of arthritis, cancer, headaches and migraine,
Decreases menopausal symptoms,
Decreases sensation of pain,
Can enhance your sex life,
Increases quality of life and lifespan!
But you may be thinking, it hurts too much to exercise. I hear you. Starting an exercise routine can be challenging but finding ways to overcome those challenges can be fun because every time you move more you win! Start with what you can do and gradually increase the length of exercise time. Remember, even small steps can make a significant difference in your overall well-being.
In our Start a New YOU!® Program, we provide step-by-step guidance to help you incorporate exercise into your life gradually taking you from gentle strolls to cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility training.
Now is the perfect time to prioritize your health and well-being by embracing the power of movement and The Start a New YOU!® Program. By incorporating structured physical activity into your daily routine, you can experience the transformative effects of winning against inflammation. Don't wait any longer; today can be the first day in your journey toward a healthier, more vibrant life.
Ready to Start Your Journey?
If you're ready to embark on a transformative health journey and win against inflammation, join our Start a New YOU!® Program today. Visit our website for more information about the program and how to get started. You deserve to live a healthier, more vibrant life.
Remember, movement is one of the essential keys to unlocking your full potential and winning against inflammation. Start breathing better, feeling better, and living better today.
A Journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step. You can do this!