by Melanie Albert, Nutrition Expert, Author, Speaker, Founder and CEO Experience Nutrition
Excerpt from book, “Enjoy Food & Life. Step-by-step action plan for healthy eating and living.”
Why Exercise is Vital
Exercise has been an important part of my life. But it is important to note that my exercise routine has changed overtime depending upon my age, where I lived and what was going on with my life. In college I was a runner and played tennis. During corporate days I taught aerobics, did strength training and played a lot of golf. Since I’ve been an entrepreneur, I’ve practiced yoga and a few years ago added the gym back to my life for weight training and cardio. Walking on the beach or golf course has always been part of my life.
Yin & Yang
I’ve noticed that when my life is very yang with lots of intense meetings and speaking engagements and when I’m around crowds of people, I prefer a more yin calm exercise, like yoga or a quiet walk on the beach. On the other hand, when I’m quietly writing or thinking about strategy, I prefer a more yang workout such as cardio and weight training.
Why Exercise and Movement is Vital to Life
- Combats health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and benefits bone health and brain health
- Controls weight
- Improves muscle strength
- Increases flexibility
- Increases energy
- Enhances mood
- Reduces stress
- Promotes better sleep
- Improves quality of life
- It’s fun
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