Sunday, January 6, 2008

Why be physically healthy?

It is a New Year, new goals to eat better, get in shape and stick to that plan!! So why is it so important to be physically healthy? Do we do it to look good? Yes perhaps, but the older you get the more you begin to realize that health is perhaps a little more important than looks!

One reason to be physically healthy is that it contributes to your mental, emotional and spiritual health. When you exercise there are basic physiological changes that occur in the body which help with mood states. For instance, it is known that exercise can decrease the incidence of those blue days that we all seem to have. This in turn improves your emotional state and allows you to have a more positive outlook on life.

So as this week begins, commit to making your exercise goals, even if they are baby steps at first!

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