The Real Magic Pill
If exercise could be put in a pill, it would be the biggest blockbuster medication of all time. Here’s why:
Better insulin sensitivity- Exercise makes your cells and muscles more sensitive to insulin so you don’t need as much. Less insulin means less belly fat. This is why exercise is the #1 preventer of type 2 Diabetes.
Reduced stress- I often hear clients say a good workout relieves excess stress. That’s because exercise reduces cortisol – the stress hormone. Too much cortisol and you become insulin resistant and store belly fat. Too much cortisol also makes you crave sugar and carbs and seek comfort food. The lower the cortisol levels, the more likely you will steer clear of the comfort foods and make better daily food choices.
Improved brain health- Your brain on exercise performs so much better. Exercise improves memory, learning, cognition and concentration. Vigorous exercise is a better antidepressant than Prozac. Exercise helps to improve your mood, boost your energy, and reduces overall stress in your body and mind. How’s that for a win/win!
Reduced risk for chronic disease- Exercise does this through several mechanisms. It protects your heart and reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke. It reduces inflammation (the cause of almost every disease of aging). And it balances hormones, therefore reducing breast and other common cancers.
Enhanced detoxification- Besides stimulating the colon, intense exercise allows your body to release toxins through your skin. It boosts the detoxification of environmental chemicals. Vigorous exercise will help you work up a sweat, but gentle exercise keeps your circulation going and flushes out all the toxic fluids that build up in your lymphatic system. Want to try something easy to help flush out the lymphatic system? Just lying on your back and putting your legs straight up against the wall for 20 minutes can make a huge difference.
(This is Gae, my grandmother who just turned 95!)
Slows the aging process- If you want to turn back the clock figuratively, exercise becomes absolutely crucial. My Grandmother, Gae just turned 95. When I asked her what her secret was, she responded by saying, “That’s easy. I walk around this mezzanine in my building 10 times every day, and I know that is close to 1 mile.” She literally hasn’t allowed her age stop her in any way. She also is known to wear high heels regularly (they are actually stilettos!) and is still sharp as a tack!
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