What was your response to the title of today’s blog?
Did you groan because you haven’t been on the cycle or to the gym in over a week?
It seems that finding time and motivation to exercise is difficult. Then when you do exercise you feel like it wasn’t enough!
I have encouraging words for anyone who had that response. I am include myself in the group.
Ironically, I read a Time article that encouraged me in the doctor’s office. Fortunately, it was a followup visit for my mother. No one is ill and it was a good visit.
It was a good visit because we had to wait just long enough for me to read The Exercise Cure as it was touted on the cover and The New Science of Exercise as it was titled on the article page.
Here are the tidbits that encouraged me:
- Exercise slows aging at a cellular level. They proved that by measuring telomeres that shrink with age. Okay. I don’t know what that means. So read the article.
- Physical activity is good and much of what we already do counts! Mowing the grass, washing the car, raking leaves.
- Short, intense workouts can be as effective as longer workouts.
Here is a link to the website article .
But the magazine article had several sidebars with motivating factoids that make it worth the trouble look for at the library or news stand.
(I tested the link and found that it was only available to subscribers. That is $2.99. I found the article by googling The Exercise Cure. It did not have the subscription requirement. But with the subscription you might get the sidebars.)