In today’s world we sit at our computers (like I am now!), have entertainment beamed into our living rooms, drive cars, have automated just about everything, which means we can go about our daily lives with very little physical exertion. This is a problem because our bodies were designed to MOVE!  This is the only way we stay in good health.
Did you know that our bodies are approximately two-thirds water?

What happens when water stagnates?

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Figure 1: This river runs through the small village of Rabat Les Trois Seigneurs in the South of France. The water is free flowing and vibrant – just as our bodies should be.

  • It gets covered in slime and sludge
  • Breeds disease
  • Becomes toxic
What happens when water moves?
  • Life thrives
  • Toxins flushed out and removed
  • Running water is inviting and alive
    Doesn’t that sound much more appealing!
So to make sure your insides aren’t sludgy make time for regular exercise. Walk, jog, take up yoga or Pilates, play a sport, cycle, hike, garden…….. the list is endless. Stir the waters every day (you need to huff and puff for at least 3, preferably 5, of those) and  not only will it have a powerful effect on your health, it gives you the best chance to thrive.

The Side Effects of Exercise

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Figure 2: There is a lot of research going into the link between mental health and exercise.

  • Maintain or Achieve a healthy weight range
  • Healthy heart and lungs
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • More energy
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Greater mental clarity (see Fig. 2)
  • Increased confidence to live the life you want
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Decrease Diabetes symptoms
(You won’t find these on ANY pharmaceuticals side effects list!)
If you enjoy your exercise and/or activeness and they provide the extra oomph you need for everyday activities or to participate in the sport you love, then staying motivated will be easy.