Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fitness for Healthy Heart and Bones

How much effort will you expend for total body health and fitness?  How about for a healthy heart, strong bones and muscles, a healthy immune system?  Maybe you have an incentive to do whatever you can to reduce the risks of osteoporosis and arthritis?

Here's an exercise at the gym where I work out with a personal trainer 3 days a week.  Wearing a 20 pound vest and 5 pound ankle weights,  I am pushing a 50 pound steel sled over a rough cement surface.  I go back and forth to the orange cone, repeating the process over and over.  Stronger people would add extra weights to the sled and go for longer distances.  This has total body benefits, and in fact, it's a real challenge for me, but it feels great when it's over!

There are definitely early mornings when I would rather stay in bed than drive across the city to the gym, especially during the winter months when it is cold and dark.   But then I think about my "why".  It has to be strong enough to overcome any thoughts of quitting or laziness.

In my case, I want to be healthy for my children and grandchildren well into my 90's.  I want to be productive and make a difference in the world and help others during my stay on earth.

What about you. What's your "why", your purpose for staying healthy and your vision for long term health?

You might not have the opportunity to push a steel sled, but there are many other exercises that are good for your heart, your bones, your lungs, your muscles, your immune system, your mind, and so on.  Make it a wonderful game in your life to do everything you can to stay healthy and to reverse or lessen health challenges where possible.

Deanna Waters
Why not be healthy for life?  How can I help you?
Global Entrepreneur with USANA Health Sciences
Your comments are welcome!

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