The Exercise Prescription
Dr. Joseph Mercola, a well-known health advocate, has an interesting take on exercise.
He believes that it should be prescribed, like any other medication, in daily doses.
“The simple act of writing out a prescription for exercise is an excellent approach to being proactive in regard to your health. It’s also far more logical, inexpensive and actually radically reduces your risk of most every chronic disease known to man. A daily exercise routine is one of the main factors in achieving optimal wellness.”
Whether you think about it or not, each day you are faced with the option to get your daily does of exercise or not.
Will you find the time to hit the gym today, or will the busyness of the day leave you exhausted on the couch? Quite frankly, you don’t have reasons to not do it – you only have excuses.
If you are like most folks, exercise isn’t at the top of your list of favorite things. You’d rather be immersed in a bowl of ice cream, enjoying a favorite TV show or dining out with friends instead of sweating in the gym.
However, the fact is that your favorite things add inches to your waist, and you know that a larger waist equals a marked increase in health problems (not to mention an overall decrease in your quality of life).
It’s time to get serious about exercise.
You could start by changing your attitude toward exercise. If you go into it with a bad attitude, chances are you won’t enjoy it. It’s time to accept the fact that you can enjoy exercise.
Consider the following:
- Have you written off exercise based on a particular type of routine? Maybe you’d enjoy something different. The truth is that no one can deny how great it feels to accomplish a challenging workout. It’s rewarding, invigorating and feels great. You simply need to find the right form of exercise for you.
- Try to pinpoint the main reason that you dislike exercise. Is it the uncomfortable workout clothes that you own? Maybe it is time for a new style. Is it trying to decide what machine to use at the gym? Maybe it’s time for a personal trainer. (Hi!) Is it the pain that you feel in your shoulder on the elliptical machine? Maybe it’s time to find a new form of cardiovascular exercise – one that won’t aggravate your injury.
- Don’t like the gym? There’s a program for you. Don’t like running? There’s an alternative. Don’t have the time? There are time-friendly exercise routines that deliver incredible results in under an hour.
The truth of the matter is that there are many different forms of exercises that will give you the results that you want.
When it comes to exercise, you have tons of options laid at your feet. It all starts with ditching the excuses and asking a qualified fitness expert (like me) for the right program for you.
Is it really that easy? Yes.
So where do you begin? Just pick up the phone and give me a call or simply reply to this email and let me know that you’re ready to get in the best shape of your life.
Exercise is your new prescription medication. Don’t forget to take your daily dose!