Are you seriously asking why you should exercise? I’ll give you three valid reasons besides the ones you are already familiar with. Stay with meWHAT?Exercise is defined as any physical activity that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories. It could include walking, running, jogging, climbing staircase, dancing, swimming, etc.I would define micro exercise then as a workout or physical activity done in 5-10 minutes.Now, let’s get back to why you should exercise.
- Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory and thinking skills.In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. A popular quote by Jim Kwik goes “As your body moves, your brain grooves”. Start exercising regularly and notice the difference in your brain.
- Regular exercise keeps the heart in good shape.Many of the diseases we see today are as a result of the malfunction of the heart. The heart, like every other muscle in the body, must be exercised regularly if we would stay healthy and fit. The only problem however, is that the heart cannot be exercised directly; it can only be exercised through the large muscle groups, particularly leg muscles.
- Regular exercise builds characterOne of the greatest benefits of exercise is that it builds character. When you act based on the value of physical well-being instead of reacting to all the forces that keep you from exercising, your paradigm of yourself, your self- confidence, your self-esteem and your integrity will be profoundly affected
- It’s simple.Get your body moving always.Dedicate 5-10 mins everyday to exercise.That’s why I call it micro-exercise. Doing it is better than not exercising at all.Have a lovely week!