Your Body Says: Resolve to Exercise
Even moderate exercise can prevent health risks, an article in Science Daily says. Want to keep the waist trim? Reduce the bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increase your HDLs? Want to lower your risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke? Then get out and walk. You don’t have to become a jogger or gym addict. Studies at Duke University Medical Center showed that thirty minutes of brisk walking a day, six times a week, can reduce the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, “an increasingly frequent condition linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.”
Your body wants you to make a New Year’s resolution and keep it. Get a head start today. The doctor says what we have all known for a long time: “Some exercise is better than none; more exercise is generally better than less, and no exercise can be disastrous.” Take some fish oil each day, too, so you won’t forget. An article on PhysOrg suggests that the omega-3 in fish oil can help stave off Alzheimer’s disease.
The best walking is done in a park or out on a nature trail. If traffic sounds can’t be avoided, put some Dan Gibson nature recordings into your iPod and feel the pleasure of connecting with your created environment as you improve your health and energy.