Saturday, May 25, 2013

Get Thee to a Gym

No one will ever receive a Nobel Prize for discovering how exercise contributes to good health, but someone should.

We greet the latest in heart surgery with awe, but we tend to ignore the benefits of exercise. Or better, we know about it, but don’t do it.

The press reports breathlessly on the benefits of the latest anti-depressant, but it has downplayed the role that aerobic exercise can play in promoting good mental health.

Apparently, we prefer to maintain our health by having things done to us. We find it difficult to go out and do things that will keep us away from doctors and hospitals.

If motivation is needed, yesterday the Huffington Post offered even more reasons to get yourself to the gym.

Among them: exercise will help reverse cognitive decline; it will improve your memory; it will help you to make better decisions and it will improve your self-control.

And that’s not the half of it.


Anonymous said...

Better sleep.
A substantial health benefit.

Weight loss.
Same again.

My experience is the activity needs to become a habit to show significant results, so picking a sport you enjoy can really pay off.


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