You are crazy.
I must hear this at least once or twice a week, sometimes more. It is no hidden fact that I love to exercise. I love to run, but even on my non running days I am at the gym working out in some way shape or form.
Why am I so hooked on sweating?
It is my medicine. Pure and simple. I feel like I am alive after a great workout, and there is nothing that can take me from feeling lousy and depressed to on top of the world in 30 minutes like a great workout can.
Exercise is my medicine. Exercise releases endorphins that make the body and mind feel good. It allows the brain to release those feel good chemicals. It is the healthiest most natural high you can give yourself.
I have never met a person who said they hated the fact that they worked out all the time. I have never met a person who would admit that they did not feel awesome after a great workout. I have pushed clients in the gym time and time again and it always ends with them hating me during the workout, but after it is over they are smiling and thanking me for pushing them. Why? Because exercise is good. Exercise makes us feel good.
Our bodies were made to exercise. We were hunters and gatherers, we were designed to be moving around all day. Unfortunately and fortunately we have become an advanced society that does not have to hunt and gather food just to survive. We can walk into a store and buy it, heck if you do not want to leave your couch you can order it and have it delivered!
This leaves one very big problem: a lack of exercise in our daily living.
We need it to survive, I promise you if you exercise for at least 30 minutes once a day every single day you will feel amazing! Many people do not realize how little they actually get out and exercise anymore. It can start with simply parking your car at the end of the parking lot to sneak in an extra walk, or always making a point to take the stairs. Make time in your schedule for 20-30 minutes at least 5 days a week and build from there. Baby steps, like I always say, small changes over time lead to that big major shift from a sedentary unhealthy life style to a positive active healthy and happy one!
Exercise is the best medicine. It helped me come off 7 medications, one for depression and 2 for RA. Exercise became the best way for me to deal with a lot of negativity in my life, it helped me feel better and more comfortable in my own body. It helps me relieve stress even on the toughest of days.
Exercise is such a positive way to help you feel better both mentally and physically, so I recommend it!
What are some ways you sneak in your exercise?