Read any sensible article on health or weight loss and the words diet and exercise are bound to pop up. Visit your doctor for an illness or ailment and they are likely to be part of the diagnosis and/or treatment. But how important are these two things, really? I mean, we’ve all heard the stories of folks who smoked like chimneys, for example, and lived to be 102. Do we really need to work out regularly? Do we really need to eat right? Yes, here’s why…
YOU’LL LOSE WEIGHT
That’s right, the rumors are true; diet and exercise are vital components of any weight loss plan. You can take as many diet pills as you want, but the fact remains that you will have a very hard time shedding pounds if you’re not eating a balanced mix of organic foods and burning calories through your workouts. It’s actually really simple: certain foods make you fat, and contain ingredients that mess around with the internal processes of the body and slow the metabolism. Good foods have the opposite effect. Exercise burns fat and facilitates the body’s internal workings, but if you’re not getting any, then you’ll just pack on weight and grow to be sluggish. It’s as simple as that.
YOU’LL BE GORGEOUS
Here’s another reason to diet and exercise; you’ll look better. Sure, looks might not matter to a lot of people, but know this: good-looking people are generally happier and more successful. Why? Because they naturally attract and impress other people. It’s a proven fact that the way we look directly influences our romantic, social and financial success. How does eating right and exercising make you more attractive? Well, the right combination of the two augments muscle mass, and improves skin, hair, teeth and nail appearance – which in turn also boosts confidence. These are the things that work together to enhance your aesthetic appeal. Superficial or not, looks matter.
YOU’LL BE HEALTHIER
What’s even more important than looking great? Good health! Besides, when you feel awesome, then you also tend to look better and enjoy life more. Looks and quality of life aside, though, diet and exercise are directly linked to a person’s physical well-being. It is well documented that good nutrition and regular physical activity has a strong impact on the body’s ability to stave off disease, and serious chronic conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, brain dysfunction, arthritis, and anxiety disorders are much less prevalent in those who live a healthful life. Not to mention the other nasty stuff that we don’t know about. In other words, you’ll suffer less and live longer.
DO WE NEED TO DIET AND EXERCISE?
Well, do you want to feel great, look awesome and stay lean? Do you want to live longer and avoid diseases that can make your life and death miserable? Do you want to live the life that you deserve? If your answer is yes to these questions, and you are leading a poor lifestyle, then you need to diet and exercise. All that it takes is a plan and a solid commitment. You have the power to change yourself!
YOUR TURN: Have you made a change for the better by committing to a diet and exercise routine? What are the results? Tell us about it. We would love to hear your story. Please share your experience in the comment section below.