Engaging in regular exercise is truly not an option. The facts that medical science has amassed to date show a clear correlation between being inactive and certain life-threatening diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that two million deaths annually are directly linked to a lack or regular exercise. It is a fact: being inactive is detrimental to your health.
Sixty to eighty-five percent of people all over the world currently live sedentary lifestyles, which place them at greater risk of dying from a wide variety of ailments from heart attack and stroke to certain kinds of cancers.
A study out of the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Health showed that twenty percent of all deaths in persons aged 35 or older where caused by inactivity. This is more than the number of deaths caused by smoking. In addition, the study found that the chances of dying of cancer were 45% greater in men and 28% greater in women.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women. Regular exercise increases your cardiovascular fitness, which in turn lessens your risk for the ailments your cardiovascular system. People who exercise regularly are at a lower risk for heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. You don’t even have to exercise long to reduce your risk. Studies have shown that getting your heart pumping with some form of aerobic activity for as little as fifteen to twenty minutes per day will do it.
Engaging in daily exercise can also reduce your risk of getting certain types of cancers. Numerous studies have been conducted in recent years and taken together, show that regular exercise helps to reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer. More specifically, the studies show that exercise reduces the incidence of the following types of cancers: colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, endometrial and prostate cancer. The percentages by which risk was reduced vary from thirty percent to fifty percent.
In a study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2560 Finnish males over a period of seventeen years. Over this period of time 181 of the men went on to develop cancer. The study found that the men who did not develop cancer engaged in intense physical activity on a regular basis. The study concluded that to maintain the best chance at avoiding cancer, it is necessary for people to engage in vigorous physical activity on a continuous basis.
In addition, exercise has been found to mitigate or prevent type II diabetes and osteoporosis. In fact, strength training can actively improve bone strength and aids in the generation of new bone tissue. This aspect is tremendously beneficial for older women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or for whom a higher risk exists for developing the disease.
Exercise can benefit you mentally as well as physically. It helps you to stay calm and relaxed even in stressful situations. Exercise makes you feel good. When you exercise, your brain releases special chemicals known as endorphins. These are the “feel good” chemicals of the brain and cause a sense of well-being and almost euphoric sensation. If you’ve heard the term “runner’s high” this what it is referring to.
In addition to the health benefits regular physical activity affords, it is also a must if you want to maintain weight loss. According to Dr. James Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado at Denver, “What we find is that people that focus on diet aren’t very successful in the long run without also focusing on physical activity.” Without regular exercise, there is a high chance that the person will regain the weight because they aren’t expending as many calories as they use to. Hence the reason why exercising must be part of your lifestyle.
As you can see, engaging in regular physical activity is very important to your continued good health. Being inactive is akin to not taking care of yourself. If you feel that you are lacking the drive and motivation to follow a regular exercise regimen that promotes your well being then you should start being hypnotized for exercise motivation. It truly is all in the mind. Your conscious mind knows that exercise is good for you but your subconscious mind is thinking very differently. Through the use of hypnosis, we can train your mind to look forward to exercising by making your subconscious mind understand that this is what you want. You choose to be happy and healthy.
Los Angeles Motivational Hypnotherapist Sasha Carrion, Cht. 310-720-7786
Cancer Research UK 11th October 2002