On days when one may feel like the laziest person on Earth, not wanting to leave their couch potato haven, it’s the perfect time to hit the gym! I find that with exercising one feels brighter, happier, and maybe even more refreshed, like they just ran and won a marathon (literally). Sometimes scrolling through the news feed I see funny pictures of other friends’ dreaded visits to the gym ending in updates of “Wish I never set foot in that place!…”
True, working out and sweating may not be the most pleasant things to do (especially if compared with consuming delicious pasta carbs or exquisite dinners) but we’ve heard this mantra many times over and over again: exercise keeps you young and healthy.
An interesting read of a study done by a professor of pediatrics at the University of Hamilton in Ontario describes how exercising does indeed slow the growth of aging in mammals (yes, we are mammals).
I was never really a fan of exercising. Sure, getting to classes and commuting all required walking, which I thought was enough to fulfill the daily need of exercising, but now that I think back, we’re only young once; we ain’t getting any younger. Might as well use the full capability that our muscles and strength can withhold now, improve and build upon them so that when we do get older, we don’t have to cringe at the very sight of a flight of stairs (joke!).
Hope everyone’s having a blessed day, I truly wish you all the best.