Who would argue that that exercise makes you healthier? This seems obvious, especially if you live with chronic illness. So, too, there aren’t many who would say that smoking is not harmful to your health (other than tobacco executives)?
Yet, most smokers say that they’ve tried to stop but can’t. And I’ve heard many people tell me that they wish they exercised but they don’t. It seems to be just as hard to delete a bad habit as it is add a positive one into our life.
Why is this? I have a hunch that most people have a hard time seeing how their actions impact what happens to them.
If you’re wondering whether there’s truth in the value of exercise, there is solid research to support this:
- A recent study shows that Tai Chi can help the pain of Fibromyalgia
- Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer.
- Regular exercise has been shown to decrease the effects of chronic illness.
- Exercise can improve mood and reduce depression.
Perhaps the barrier for you is finding the time to exercise, particularly if you hold a job . And if chronic pain or fatigue wears you out, it’s easy to push everything else aside.
Work Out While You Work” offers 10 ideas for exercising at your job.
You know the platitude: where there’ s a will, there can be a way! Have you been thinking about getting back to an exercise program? Maybe for the past few months… or even the past year. Why not start today?
And, if you’ve been successful in managing to work and exercise, what’s worked for you?