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You Exercised, But Do You Exercise?

Updated on November 21, 2016

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?

We call the great outdoors "great" for a reason,
We call the great outdoors "great" for a reason, | Source
and
and | Source
we call a cemetery a graveyard because what puts our bodies there is usually pretty  "grave".
we call a cemetery a graveyard because what puts our bodies there is usually pretty "grave". | Source

Our lives are the sum of the choices we make, and some we choose not to make. Make all the "no brainer" choices!

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© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Figures have been added on concurrent health risks diabetes raises.

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      Demas W Jasper 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      BlossomSB - Taking it seriously and sharing with someone who can benefit from thinking about this again?

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 9 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Good advice - and some lovely photos.

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      Demas W Jasper 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Sharing this one?

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      Eric Dierker 9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Right On!