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There is a biological need for exercise, to be blunt, sweat or die. Your body is made to handle great physical activity and energy expenditure. It will physically remain this way for thousands of years to come. Ages ago, there were no convenience stores, cars, or appliances. We had to expend a great deal of energy and do heavy physical work to survive, hunting ,planting, chopping wood, sprinting, fighting. this was the order of the day. You are made for this. Today, a turn of a knob on a gas cooker or a drive to the grocery would satisfy needs that ancient man would tax his body to achieve.
We have become more efficient, busy with schedules made up of sitting, lying , watching TV, driving and eating fast foods. The human’s physiological make up and needs have not changed much over the past ten thousand years. Without exercise your body will sink into a state of ” Out Of Shape” and like an infection will continue to spread making you weak and vulnerable.
The body’s systems depend largely on exercise for their growth and development. Without it, simple physical tasks will become difficult to perform.
With our technological advances ,our stresses are largely sedentary. If nothing is put forth in the way of physical activity, and if we choose to ignore the ancient needs of our mortal vehicles, we face severe degenerative ramifications.

Exercise will :

Reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis  diabetes and obesity.

Reduce your risk of breast, colorectal, and uterine cancer.

Keep joints, tendons, and ligaments flexible, which makes it easier to move around and decreases your chance of falling.

Increase muscular strength and power.

Help you burn fat faster to become lean and trim.

Reduce some of the effects of aging, especially the discomfort of osteoarthritis.

Contribute to mental well-being and help treat depression.

Help relieve stress and anxiety.

Increase energy and endurance.

Improve sleep.

Help maintain a normal weight by increasing your metabolism (the rate you burn calories).

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