Proud Body! Keep on Moving

by John Murphy, Founder, Make 100 Healthy

You either use it or lose it. This is a time-tested statement about how to keep our bodies active and healthy. It’s the key to vitality and well-being.

While this is a simple concept, it’s hard for many of us to implement.

There are numerous reasons so many people are stuck in a sedentary lifestyle. The most obvious reason is that many of our jobs are behind a desk. Stationary sitting for eight hours a day is just not good for our bodies.

Throw in convenience food and drink that is devoid of nutritional value and you have an assault on your circulation and digestive system. This combination perpetuates the downward spiral that leads to a lazy existence.

What’s the solution?

You need to break these patterns with a conscious and committed effort. You will be glad you did. Many of us have good intentions to be more active. But many times, we just don’t feel good.

The first thing you need to do is change your perspective. Movement, exercise and eating good food is the formula for building a body you can be proud of.

The more you do this, the easier it gets. That’s why it’s critical to start doing things differently. Simple things like taking a 15-minute walk before, during or after work will trigger your body to feel alive again.

Limit consumption of coffee and soft drinks, and substitute water to quench your thirst, without bringing caffeine or high fructose corn syrup into your body. This action alone will help you feel better and have more energy.

Once you start living a more active lifestyle, you will not want to go back to your old ways. You will crave feeling well and seeing the weight loss, toning and energy your body experiences. This will lead to a new lifestyle in which your health and energy levels will be the most important aspect of your life.

Remember:

Your body is your temple.

You are what you eat.

You are what you think.

You deserve to feel well.

Over time, you will create a body you are proud of. So keep moving. Your life depends on it.