When was the last time you were sick? Try to think back to when you were sick and I’ll bet the last thing on your mind was getting up and doing a workout! Well science shows that some type of exercise may be exactly what you need. Now, I’m not saying you should get out the ‘Insanity’ workout DVD, but getting outside and going for a walk would be most beneficial. Aside from the possibility of getting some sunshine and fresh air, getting out and walking does a very important thing for your immunity, and that’s circulation.
Keep this statement tucked in the back of your mind: perfect health equals perfect circulation.
All those cells in our bodies that were designed to fight off sickness and disease have one way to reach those areas of need, and that’s through our blood stream. It’s vitally important to keep our circulation flowing freely. We must be aware that if we allow anything that hinders or blocks our bodies flow of circulation, whether it be from the food we eat to things we put on our bodies, we will put our body in a state that is weaker and unable to fight off sickness and disease.
Exercise is also very important as a preventative measure. As stated from Harvard Health Publishing, “Exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living.” Most people are already aware that exercise is super important for their health, but implementing it on a daily basis seems challenging. Walking is always a great starting point. The great news is that once you start walking regularly you keep getting better and faster. Brisk walking is one of the best exercises you can do every day, because it get’s your heart rate up and it’s easier on the joints than jogging.