Sunday, April 1, 2012


Based on a request I felt this was a good article to share. Fitness is a very important part of my life. If I did not have fitness in my life I am not sure where I'd be today. You can contact PTC for all your fitness needs and let me help YOU change your life today!

Written by David Haas
Get Up and Go

Fitness is one of those things that people know they need in life, and yet so many of them choose not to incorporate it into their daily schedule. They know that their doctors want them to get plenty of exercise and they know that it is good for them, and yet, many just don’t exercise. There are plenty of reasons that people use to justify their lack of physical activity; many say they haven’t the time to exercise between taking care of their kids, their careers, their homes and their marriages. Others say that they just don’t like going to the gym. These people are just misinformed; there is no reason at all not to exercise.

Those who have no time to exercise can do so by multitasking. There are plenty of things that people do on a daily basis that are considered good exercise that anyone can incorporate into their schedule without losing a minute of their precious time. For one, people can take the stairs at home, in the mall and in the office. Rather than the elevator, which burns no calories, the stairs will get a person’s heart pumping and will improve their health. Additionally, those who live close to work can walk to work. Those who go to lunch can walk to a nearby restaurant and those who live close to their child’s school can take them and drop them off by walking them to school when the weather permits.

Others dislike the gym. There is no rule that says fitness has to be done in a gym. Some people like to go to the gym, but others can get fitness into their day by doing things they consider more fun. For example, people can take a walk to exercise. Hiking and biking are both good forms of exercise. Swimming and dancing are also considered great forms of exercise. Even working in the garden, washing the car and playing with the kids are all considered good forms of exercise. In fact, playing on a recreational sports team is also considered good exercise. There is no reason not to exercise, when so many fun activities are considered exercise.  

Exercise of any type benefits everyone, even those who have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, are going through cancer treatments or are currently in remission from a bout with cancer. There are a number of additional benefits that cancer patients receive from exercising while they have cancer. Perhaps the biggest benefit is the fact that exercise improves the moods of cancer patients, and it helps to alleviate the side effects of their cancer treatments. Those who are undergoing cancer treatments are often at risk for side effects that include nausea, depression and fatigue. Exercise can actually help cancer patients have more energy and sleep better to alleviate their fatigue. They can also make a person less nauseous and can improve their mood enough to make them feel less depressed. With so many wonderful benefits, it is amazing more people don’t get up and get moving.

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