My clients find it extremely annoying when I remind them about all of the benefits of exercise. It's kind of like reminding someone how many calories are in a piece of chocolate cake just before they take a big bite.
Being reminded of the health benefits of exercise often generates guilt as we wonder - Are my arteries clogging right now just because I skipped my workout this morning? Are those pushups I keep skipping some guarantee against osteoporosis?
That said, if you can forget about the guilt for a moment, it's pretty amazing what exercise can do for your body...and it doesn't have to be pushups or marathon training. Even a 10-minute walk can benefit us, and most of us can find the time/energy for at least that much.
And, it isn't just physical. Exercise helps in all areas of life, from physical to psychological and even, in some cases, spiritual. Find out more about all the things exercise can do for you and then think about your situation. Has exercised helped you in some way, beyond weight loss? How has your quality of life improved with exercise? Leave a comment and inspire us with your stories about how exercise has improved your health.