Saturday, January 27, 2007

But Exercise Is Important, Too...

Ok... so I said "bodies are made in the kitchen." And in terms of physique, I believe it's true.

However, I also believe that just diet--without exercise--will only improve health to a certain point. To reach optimum levels of healthy living, exercise is vital.

Exercise...
  • Builds muscle
  • Burns calories
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Decreases the risk of diabetes
  • Boosts bone density
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens the respiratory system
  • Eases some pains and aches
  • Enhances quality of sleep
So I guess the message is that both diet and exercise are important--both for shaping our bodies and improving our health.

That's why, despite the bitter cold, I plan on completing my long run tomorrow.

4 comments:

the veggie paparazzo said...

So true, Midnight. I'm working back up to my old routine of weight-lifting and cardio. I feel and look so much better when I'm building muscle and tiring myself out at the gym.

Cory said...

That is so ture! I can't walk up two flights of stairs and still talk well right now. And that isn't something I can improve through fruits and veggies! Good luck with your run tomorrow!

Gripperm said...

Ditto

Weight Master said...

Great blog. I agree 1000000%. Diet, without exercise, is almost useless. Not completely, but if you ever decide to come off the diet, you will blow up again. Exercise, along with eating healthy, is definitely the best way to lose weight and stay healthy.