Black Weight Loss : Do you workout? 7 Reasons why you should.

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How often do you workout?

  1. Always (3 to 7 days a week)

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  2. Sometimes (1 to 5 times a month)

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do you workout?

    7 Reasons why you should work out:


    1) Exercise improves your mood.

    Need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help you calm down.
    Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. ​


    2) Exercise combats chronic diseases.
    Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent osteoporosis? Physical activity might be the ticket.
    Regular physical activity can help you prevent ? or manage ? high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too.​


    3) Exercise helps you manage your weight.

    Want to drop those excess pounds? Trade some couch time for walking or other physical activities.
    This one's a no-brainer. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn ? and the easier it is to keep your weight under control.​


    4) Exercise boosts your energy level.

    Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Don't throw in the towel. Regular physical activity can leave you breathing easier.
    Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system ? the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels ? work more efficiently.​

    5) Exercise promotes better sleep.
    Struggling to fall asleep? Or stay asleep? It might help to boost your physical activity during the day.
    A good night's sleep can improve your concentration, productivity and mood. And you guessed it ? physical activity is sometimes the key to better sleep. Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.​

    6) Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life.
    Are you too tired to have sex? Or feeling too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Physical activity to the rescue.
    Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. ​

    7) Exercise can be ? gasp ? fun!
    Wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Looking for an activity that suits the entire family? Get physical!
    Physical activity doesn't have to be drudgery. Take a ballroom dancing class. Check out a local climbing wall or hiking trail. Push your kids on the swings or climb with them on the jungle gym. Plan a neighborhood kickball or touch football game. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and go for it. ​

    Source:
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676
     
  2. Corvo

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    Working out keeps the real me alive!

    The animal that we really are. It seems that we forget that, we we are apart
    of this planet. living in a concrete jungle with pre-programed social behaviors.

    I love to dance with my woman, get to connect on a real level.

    AXE!
     
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    GREAT post sister! A healthier people is a happier people... that way we aint gotta hate each other so much :)
     
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    I should also say, if you have any health problems you should consult a physician before you do any exercise to see what will be right for you.
     
  5. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh and exercise improves your memory too...
     
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    Mikha'el Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i workout 3-4 days a week
     
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    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    Number 6! Number 6!

    Great post, Mz.
     
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    Hi MsInterpret,
    Work out keep the brain sharp,
    Work out increase your self-esteem,
    Work out increase your strength and stamina,
    Work out decreased the risk of heart attack,
    Work out reduces depression.
     
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