No matter where you are in life, exercise is important, if you want your body to be healthy. You’ve heard this before, but do you know the science behind it?
Check this out! “The most important element you need to survive at your max, or to even survive at all, is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen enable the accumulation of toxins in your body which can lead to disease. Exercise increases your oxygen intake and produces lean muscle.” – Maximized Living (We’ll be getting to the lean muscle part in a post later this week!)
Alkalize for Health states: "When the oxygen saturation of blood falls, conditions become ripe for the creation of cancer.” (See The Terrible Two: Cancer and Circulation). “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception." (Dr. Otto Warburg, quoted in Philpott)
|Be sure to get oxygen!|
Mick’s sum up:
Exercise = oxygen = healthy cells!
“The best method for intake, usage and storage of oxygen is through movement and the best method for movement is exercise! Oxygen is one of the most essential elements that you need to intake for survival. If you take in low levels of oxygen, you enable your body to accumulate toxins, develop disease, and possibly cause early cell death. Are you starting to understand how all of these 5 Essentials work together?” – Maximized Living
Take it from a mom who has been there. I’ve blamed the extra pounds on the kidderz. I’ve kept too busy with life, wishing it was enough to get me fit, and just hoping it was enough to be considered healthy. Face reality. It’s not enough. If you’re not truly exercising, taking specific time in your day to focus on increasing your oxygen intake, then you’re not at your healthiest, and there’s room for improvement… but… I’ll let you in on a little secret! It’s not as difficult as you might think. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming. In fact, lengthy exercise might be counterproductive. Curious? I tell you more about it in my next post: Mick's up Exercising!
Are you seeing how the 5 Essentials work together? It’s not a mistake that these 5 things are packaged together so conveniently to get you information on being the healthiest you. They are essential! You need all 5. Think them through, and they all make sense. They’re simple enough to follow. Most likely you’re already incorporating them… at least some of them… into your life. If so, it won’t take much to improve on them and add in the essentials you’re missing, and then you’re on the road to the healthiest you’ve ever been.
“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,
and the man became a living being.”