Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. I know I sure am. Getting to spend a few of my Saturdays relaxing on the beach, which to me is one of the best feelings because my life being so nonstop, I never really get the chance to relax, which is why I am taking a few hours every other weekend to be on a beach chair, with my headphones in and my eyes closed. J
Ok, Ok, let me get to the point. This blog is all about setting a record straight. So many times people get being overweight confused with being unhealthy. YES, being overweight, or obese, etc can make you unhealthy…..but it doesn’t make you too much more than someone who doesn’t have a weight problem that doesn’t take care of their health. Health is NOT a weight. A doctor can tell me I am still 30-40 lbs overweight for my age and height, and I can be so much more healthier than a person who does not have a weight problem.
Health is not just a word, or something you learn in school. Its about what you put in your body. Its about exercise. There’s not just nutritional health. There is mental health. There is physical health. And you know what can help make you healthy in every aspect? EXERCISE and HEALTHY FOODS. (This shouldn’t be a shocker, lol) There are so many benefits of exercise, that you probably don’t even realize. Adding in exercise everyday helps to increase your energy, make you more productive and you end up getting more done. For lots of people, exercise actually helps people to relax more later. To some people they turn to a quick exercise before bed, rather than melatonin or a sleeping pill.
NOW, I’m not sure if any of you suffer from anxiety. I know I do. I can honestly admit that I suffer from bad anxiety, and panic attacks. You might be surprised to learn that the chemicals released during and after exercise can help those of us with anxiety disorders.
Working out between the ages of 25-45 boosts chemicals in your brain that support memory loss when you are older, and even Alzheimer’s. No it cant prevent it, but it can help the decline.
There are so many people who turn to exercise as a way to get over an addiction. An addiction of drugs, alcohol, sex, food, ETC. Working out daily has more mental and physical benefits than just the physical changes you see in your body.
As far as physical benefits? Being overweight or not, exercise helps to keep your muscles, bones and joints healthy. If you are overweight and you are losing weight, you have no idea how much pressure and workload you are taking off your body to perform day to day tasks. Exercise helps the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and many other diseases and disorders including diabetes. This goes hand in hand with good nutrition. An overall healthy diet lowers your risk for not just diseases but heart attacks and strokes.
Regardless of your weight and age, exercise and eating healthy have so many benefits. Just because you do not have a weight problem, does not mean that you aren’t at risk for health problems. Even if this doesn’t apply to you, and you are on the right track, TRY to help someone else out. Try to teach them about what harm they could be doing to their body and what benefits exercise and healthy eating has on your body mentally and physically.
Don’t get so caught up in thinking that skinny means healthy. It doesn’t. if you are over weight, your body internally and physically can be stronger than the person next to you. You can out run that person on the treadmill for all you know. Just take care of your health and try to spread the awareness. Always realize that not everyone in the gym is there on a weight loss process. Many are there just to maintain good health, which in my opinion is amazing.