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Get Off the Couch and Walk: Study Shows How Fitness Can Improve Quality of Life


When I embarked on my latest fitness campaign to live my BEST LIFE NOW about a year ago I had to embrace regular exercise. The fact is that in order to be healthy, feel vibrant, and honor your temple you must have an active lifestyle and have a proper nutrition plan.

So when I read The Benefits of Middle-Age Fitness article in the NY Times I was delighted to read research on the benefits of fitness.

Interestingly, the effects of fitness in this study statistically were greater in terms of delaying illness than in prolonging life. While those in the fittest group did tend to live longer than the least fit, perhaps more important was the fact that they were even more likely to live well during more of their older years.

I’ve learned that finding some form of physical fitness that I like keeps me interested and motivated.

 “You don’t have to become an athlete,” says Dr. Willis, who himself has little time for exercise but tries to fit in a daily walk. “Just getting up off the couch is key.”

Until you can find an exercise that you like AT LEAST get off the couch!

Look at exercise and nutrition as an investment in your present and your future quality of life.

 So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 AMP)

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