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Are You Ready To Change Your Life

%image_alt%If you want to change your life, but aren’t sure where to start, you’re not alone. Thousands of people want to improve their lives, but don’t know where to start. It doesn’t matter what your goal, becoming healthier and fitter is a great starting point. That means improved nutritional habits and getting moving. Almost every study on health points in the direction of exercise. Even people with physical limitations will find exercise can help them feel better and improve their health. That’s not to say a person with a heart condition should ever attempt to run a marathon, but instead, use guided exercise designed specifically for their fitness level, needs and goals. That’s why using a personal trainer has become so important.

Think clearer when you exercise more.

Not only does exercise increase circulation, bringing more nutrients to the brain, it also helps slow age related and increases the level of serotonin in the brain. Increased serotonin levels can improve cognitive functioning and the older you are, the better results you’ll see. Exercise is also a stress buster. Stress creates the fight or flight response. While that response was important for early man, and still is in some instances, it also can cause health issues and foggy brain syndrome when you don’t run or fight to burn off the hormones. Many stresses today don’t require fighting or running, neither of which is appropriate when confronting a traffic jam, angry boss or crying baby. You’ll sleep better at night when you exercise regularly.

You’ll build your strength and endurance.

Nothing is harder than trying to make changes when you’re too tired to think or move. Exercise builds your stamina so you have the energy to make your life better, try new things and enjoy life in general. You’ll also find depression melts away after exercising, which adds to the confidence working out provides.

If you don’t know where to start or have health issues, get the advice of a professional.

Before you start any program of exercise, particularly if you have health issues, always get the okay from your primary health care professional. In most instances, he or she will not only give you the okay, but also encourage it. Starting out on your own can be scary, particularly if you have physical limitations, but you can change all that by using a personal trainer to help you. The trainer assesses your overall fitness, while considering physical limitations. He or she may even work with your doctor. Short sessions lead to longer sessions of exercise. Light weights lead to heavier lifting, which also increases bone density. You don’t have to accept limitations, but you do have to work with them until your body becomes stronger.

You’ll build self-confidence when you exercise and self-image as you see the changes. The longer you stick with a program, the more you’ll have.

Exercise stimulates the production of hormones that make you feel good and give a sense of peace.

Exercise slims and trims your body, while building more muscle tissue. It also gives you a sense of presence to others.

As you experience the achievements in fitness goals, you’ll start believing in yourself and attempt other goals in life because you’ll realize anything is possible.

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