THE TRUTH ABOUT EXERCISE
“All you have to do is STOP STARVING YOURSELF and MOVE YOUR BODY MORE and your metabolism will increase.
And the best way to boost your metabolism is to become more active.
Simply sitting in a chair uses more energy that lying down.
Standing up uses more energy than sitting down.
Walking or climbing stairs all increase your metabolism and your energy needs.
You can almost double your basic metabolism rate by being very physically active and burning off a lot of extra energy.”
In other words, regular exercise will nearly double the speed of your metabolism.
BUT, before you throw up your hands in horror, realise that “EXERCISE” is simply this”
ANYTHING YOU DO THAT CAUSES YOU TO BREATHE MORE DEEPLY THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD and/or CAUSES YOUR HEART RATE TO SPEED UP.
Can you think of any enjoyable ways to get your heart pumping and breathe more deeply than you are breathing now?
If so, you are already on your way to making exercise an easy and enjoyable part of your life.
When Paul asked people about exercise, they thought about running on a track or pumping iron. It made him laugh when people told him they never exercised. He asked them: “DON’T YOU GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING?” Also,
“HOW ABOUT WALKING AROUND YOUR HOME?” “DO YOU EVER LEAVE YOUR HOME OR APARTMENT?” “DOES SOMEONE CARRY YOU OR DO YOU DO IT ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET?”
The fact is, you already “exercise” all day, every day simply by moving your body.
The key to supercharging your metabolism (and in so doing, speeding up the rate at which your body burns through calories and fat) is simply to move more than you are currently doing.
While the biggest exercise myth in the world is the idea of “NO PAIN, NO GAIN,” the reality of exercise is this:
NO EFFORT, NO GAIN
A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT, TREMENDOUS GAIN.
In taking a look at some of the additional benefits of exercise, studies show that regular exercisers no only lose weight, but they feel great.
This is because exercise releases one of the best stress-reducing drugs available – your own natural endorphins. Here is how it works.
Your body does not distinguish between an emotional threat and a physical one.
So even when you are just worrying about bad things happening, your body prepares to protect itself by fighting or running away – but there is no one to fight and nowhere to run to.
The body gets worked up but cannot find a what to release its tension.
Each time you exercise you are helping your body release the tension of the stress response. making it feel calmer, safer, and healthier.
In addition, regular exercise triggers the body’s natural impulse to rest, relaxation, and recuperation, also know as the parasympathetic response.
The parasympathetic response is the SWEET, SOFT, FEELING you get in your muscles when you have finished some heavy work or vigorous movement.
You also feel a natural high caused by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates. That in turn positively affects your mood, making you emotionally clearer and more able to function well – to concentrate.