Happy New Year to one and all!  If you’re serious about making this year your healthiest and most productive on record, then you’ve simply got to make exercise a top priority. No more excuses, procrastination is fruitless, just get moving and do it. Here are 25 indisputable reasons why you need to exercise in 2022!

  1. Exercise is beneficial to your emotional and psychological well-being. It can alleviate depression and anxiety, eliminate fatigue, and give you more energy for the things you want to do.
  2. Exercise boosts and fortifies your immune system making you more resistant to colds, flu and all manner of germs and viruses.
  3. Exercise helps you think clearer.
  4. Exercise is a creative and dynamic way to burn off stress when you are worried about life’s little difficulties.
  5. Exercise improves posture by doing such things as flattening your stomach and eliminating lower back pain.
  6. Exercise can help curb and even eliminate excessive health care costs.
  7. Exercise improves flexibility at the joints.
  8. Exercise helps lower blood pressure and your resting heart rate.
  9. Exercise helps to preserve and build lean muscle.
  10. Exercise helps burn excess blood sugar caused by poor nutrition and daily stress.
  11. Exercise revs your metabolism to burn more calories even while you are asleep.
  12. Exercise is good for pets. Pets can get fat and flabby just like their owners due to a sedentary lifestyle.
  13. Exercise is a great way to enlarge your circle of friends.
  14. Exercise is a wonderful excuse to get outside and enjoy the Florida sunshine.
  15. Exercise improves coordination and balance as it makes you more stable and resistant to falls and accidents.
  16. Exercise helps improve appetite as well as curb your appetite against stress eating or grazing out of boredom.
  17. Exercise lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises your good cholesterol (HDL).
  18. Exercise can greatly decrease the risk of certain types of cancer.
  19. Exercise improves the supply of oxygen to your cells helping you to move more freely and breathe more deeply.
  20. Exercise improves and enhances sex drive!
  21. Exercise lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in most people by combatting obesity caused by a sedentary lifestyle.
  22. Exercise prevents bone loss and increases bone density thereby decreasing your risk of osteoporosis.
  23. Exercise, especially activities like swimming, biking, and walking, greatly improves your cardio-vascular system making you more resistant to heart attacks and heart disease.
  24. Exercise is the only effective and inexpensive “fountain of youth” available to all of us. Face-lifts, fillers and Botox may give you a temporary lift, but regular exercise will help you look and feel younger for years on end!
  25. Exercise helps improve self- image making you a happier, more confident and productive person at work, at home and in your relationships.

Please note that there is nothing new about any of the above suggestions and most of them will cost you nothing. Pick 2 or 3 and make them happen. Here’s to 2022 and a healthier you!

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