We have all heard how exercise is good for you. There are many statistics that support this. But I have read a few lately that I think is worth repeating. Of course movement is critical to achieving and maintaining health. Here are some sobering facts: Breast cancer will affect one in eight women, but three hours of exercise per week reduces the incidence by 30%. Add one more hour and reduce the incidence by 60%!!! Boy now that gives you a WHOLE NEW REASON to train your body more frequently (so RRF KBers, I look forward to seeing more of you in class more frequently, the number 4 comes to mind
I guess this statistic hit home for me as I know several women battling cancer right now. It is truly a scary disease. I know there is no guarantee in life of what we will or won't have to face. But I do believe in taking responsibility for our own health and controlling what we can through proper nutrition and exercise.
I do not take my good health for granted. I am thankful for the ability to move (without injury or pain) everyday. I find true exhilaration and a natural high in the ability to move,dance, kettlebell train, run with my kids, etc.
I encourage anyone reading this to not waste another minute being sedentary. We must not take our bodies and good health for granted. So what are you waiting for?? Get moving!!!!