Do you have problems getting yourself to exercise?
Maybe you’ve noticed how the mind will conveniently find a hundred other things to do before you consider working out. That’s because your subconscious mind sees a big negative when you think of exercising. It’s important to change this, because living a sedentary lifestyle places you at a greater risk of having health problems. Scientific research has consistently shown that regular exercise is crucial in staying healthy. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that two million deaths annually are directly linked to a lack of regular exercise. Another study from the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Health showed that 20 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 people who are inactive dying of cancer were 45 percent greater in men and 28 percent greater in women than people who live active lifestyles.
Why use hypnosis to increase exercise motivation?
✓ People who exercise regularly are at a lower risk for heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
✓ Studies show that exercise reduces the incidence of the following types of cancers: colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, endometrial, and prostate cancer.
✓ 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.
✓ You benefit mentally from working out. It helps you to handle stress in a much more positive way. Exercising causes your brain to release special “feel good” chemicals, knownas endorphins, that give you a sense of well being, sometimes including an almost euphoric sensation that is many times termed a “runner’s high.” Who doesn’t want to feel good?
✓ 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 used to. Hence the reason why exercising must be part of your lifestyle.
✓ According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise also gives you a boost in energy levels, as it helps your heart and lungs work more efficiently. You also benefit from being able to sleep better which means that your daytime hours are spent being more focused and productive.
✓ 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, then hypnosis may be your solution. Hypnosis allows you to train your mind to see fitness in a very positive way. Learn to see exercise and all forms of physical activity as part of your new healthy lifestyle.