You Exercised, But Do You Exercise?
Exercising Means Acting Upon
If we didn't vote
(exercised our right to vote)
We just didn't act.
We know what's best now.
We can act for our own good.
Set an example.
Exercise and live.
We don't want to die, do we?
Good years are ahead.
Laws of (Human) Nature
Acting in our own best interest sounds like a "no brainer," right? Self-preservation is the first law of nature, right? Then what's with us and exercise?
Each week of our lives we have 168 hours to accomplish whatever is most important to us.
30 minutes of reasonable weight-bearing (not necessarily weight lifting) exercise will lower our risk of dying early from stroke, diabetes*, heart disease, and a slew of other "not the way to go" health risks.
That leaves us the remaining 165 and one half hours a week (plus all the "bonus" healthy years) to do what is less important in our lives, such as beer, pizza, TV sports, and poetry.
Those 90 minutes may seem a real sacrifice. They are! They are a sacrifice we make for our loved ones who may want us to stick around longer, for our projects and goals, and for ourselves.
So let's act in our own self-interests, obey Mother Nature and our mothers, work off some fat, and go "take a hike" toward living longer, healthier, happier lives
That is a "no brainer" !
* Diabetes can be avoided in many cases by regular exercise. On the other hand, people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack, three times more likely to have a stroke, twice as likely to experience kidney failure, four times more likely to go blind, five times as likely to become impotent, more prone to complications during a pregnancy, and seven times more likely to have cataracts with or without glaucoma.
Great? or Grave?
Our lives are the sum of the choices we make, and some we choose not to make. Make all the "no brainer" choices!
© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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