EXERCISE: Feels Good. Do More.
Those who know me well know that exercise is my "happy pill." Rarely am I faced with a difficult situation or feeling that does not morph into manageable after a good sweat. A familiar proverb professes that "when the going gets tough, the tough get going." This concept can be applied to the equally famous question, "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Bottom line, regular exercise and strength are natural extensions of one another. The more we work out the stronger we become both emotionally and physically. Synergistically, the stronger we become emotionally and physically, the more likely we are to choose the healthful habit of movement.
Even a caveman could surmise, "feels good, do more." Often, our greatest blessing as evolved humans --intelligent thinking-- is also a curse. How many times have you reasoned your way out of a workout with excuses about being too busy, undernourished or overstressed? The irony is that at the end of the week you have spent your time being less efficient, craving empty calories and feeling frazzled through it all. A little exercise allotment mitigates many of our pitfalls.
Let me appeal to the "evolved human brain" in you by sharing just a few benefits of getting off the couch and into some stretchy pants.
Weight Resistance (Including Body weight, bands or traditional weights):
I encourage you take a daily dose of happy. Get going so you can get tough so you can keep going. Enjoy the synergistic cycle of vibrant health by making cardiovascular exercise and weight training a part of your daily life. I guarantee that as you do so your brain will not have to think about it . . . your inner caveman will speak simple: Feels good. Do more.