admin - August 7, 2013
When it comes to having energy, feeling young and looking good, one thing comes to mind – fitness.
This month, Life Line Screening is focusing primarily on movement as medicine. Why? Because staying active is the key to energy, good looks and youthfulness. And isn’t that what we all want for ourselves?
To deal with any type of physical or mental ailment, all roads lead to fitness. Regular exercise has the capability to ease numerous health problems, like anxiety, depression, fatigue, high blood pressure, obesity, and many more. It can boost your energy, help you sleep better and make you feel younger.
Turning Changes into Habit
Being an adult means juggling multiple responsibilities. We know – you don’t have tons of free time to spend exercising. While incorporating exercise into a busy schedule is challenging, it’s not impossible. All it takes is small changes that gradually turn into habit.
Here are a few tips for getting started:
- Make yourself a priority. You may have family and friends depending on you, but you are no help to them if your physical and/or mental health is deteriorating.
- Take baby steps. Start out by walking for thirty minutes three times a week. When that becomes engrained into your schedule, increase the length or frequency.
- Break away from bad habits. Even if you’re incorporating more good habits into your lifestyle, if you keep doing the bad ones your health won’t benefit. Get rid of the habits that are hurting your body and mind.
- Remember why. To stay motivated, don’t forget why you’re making these changes. Remember how your body and mind will benefit from staying active. Think of the long-term.
- Give it time. You’re not going to see results overnight. Experts say you need to give it three months before you see results from increased physical activity. That may seem like a long time, but stick it out. It’ll be worth it.
Movement Is Medicine
Staying active is part of a bigger recipe for keeping yourself healthy. The other parts – eating a nutritious diet and being aware of the state of your health through preventive health screenings. You have a huge role in your health. What will you do with it?
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Learn more about the preventive health screenings that can identify risk of dangerous health problems, like heart disease and stroke, before they happen. Take control of your health.