21 Jun What Doesn’t Kill You, Can Kill You.
Hi. This is your cardiovascular system. (psst: I’m your heart!) I need you to help me.
I promise I am not here to hurt you, but to make you stronger, more energetic, more vibrant and healthy.
Please. I need you to take me for a walk. Or a bike ride. Something. Honestly, anything will do, but you need to get out there and help me, because I can’t do it without you on board. (hint: you are already on board with me)
You see I am made to bring blood and oxygen to the most amazing thing – you! I deliver blood, the blood I pump delivers the oxygen and nutrients to every single glorious cell of ours! Then I remove the gunk, you know it as carbon dioxide and waste products, that are made by those cells. We’re pretty important and cool.
I’m not saying we need to go run a marathon right off the base or ever really. I’m saying it’s getting super tough to go up and down those stairs. I need just a little more from you.
Here are three awesome things that will happen when we get moving:
1) Your spirits will lift. By getting fresh air and sunshine on your body, it will activate some hormones which I like to call: Happy Hormones! These endorphins are our natural mood enhancers. They LOVE to over react and get real happy. They run amok in your brain and nervous system and have some really astounding physiological effects. Peptides (amino acids) activate your opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect, which means you’ll feel less of your aches and pains and you’ll simply FEEL BETTER! Do this to boost the opiate centers instead of burying us in a bowl of ice cream and saturating us in sugar, which will increase our insulin levels and get us fatter and more out of shape. This is what we DON’T WANT!
Come join in the fun. Let’s go walk. C’mon!
2) Your body acclimates to every single thing you do to it. Good or bad. Get it? If you give it bad things (or nothing) it’ll do badly and you will feel cruddy. If you give it good things like fresh air and sunlight (and some great eats!) it’ll treat you magnificently! (pssst! I mean, seriously, like. you. wouldn’t. believe) Those stairs won’t be such a big deal anymore. I’d love it if we walked away from the house for just 15 minutes. Then turn around a come home and stretch on the floor. Doing this 4-6 times a week, we will acclimate to it and be stronger! Then it’s time to walk farther down the street, maybe 25 minutes and come back. Do you notice? After about a week or so, we are so acclimating and getting our heart stronger. We are now able to go a bit farther with a little more giddy up in our step. Wow. This is EXACTLY how your heart gets the blood around your body: IT’S INCREDIBLE!
3) You’ll eat healthier. Why? Psychologically, when you do something good for the body, you feel more accomplished. You are a little more proud of yourself than if you would’ve just sat on the couch and ate Doritos. You’ll start to want to treat your body better. Why? Because it’s treating you better, and we like to do nice things for people we love (YOU). Have some green tea along with a handful of a watermelon chunks and a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese after our morning walk and we’ll feel magnificent.
Some tips before we walk;
Go walk on an empty stomach and then eat breakfast. If waiting until after dinner, well – don’t over feed us man! That is uncomfortable and one of those things that doesn’t work. Ever.;
Drink lots and lots (and lots) of W A T E R! Oxygen and H20… it won’t kill you and without it you’ll die. Drink UP.;
Get some great tunes, walk without and just listen to sounds around you and go find a buddy to walk with if that makes it more appealing; 4) Start. Today. Remember, you and I are in this together. It won’t kill us, but if we don’t do it, do we really want to take that chance of it creeping up on us and doing so?
Come on buddy, let’s put those cool new shoes on and hit the bricks!
Have a glorious day my friend.
I love sharing one of the six important steps to getting your best body now! If you are tired of feeling fat and unhealthy and are seriously fed up like I was at one time, I’d love to show you the way as well.
Hugs and blue skies!
Go here to read: A little about me…
Full-Body Fitness, LLC