While most people know exercise is good for them, many still find it hard to get active. To counter this inertia, Dr. David Nelson offers 3 somewhat surprising reasons exercise can change lives.
May 19, 2014 (Newswire.com) - It's not always easy to get off the couch. Achy joints, fatigue and plain inertia can make it difficult to get moving. Unfortunately, many people lack the motivation to overcome these obstacles and consequently miss out on one of the best ingredients for good living.
But as Dr. David Nelson, Ph. D, a specialist in sports nutrition, points out, it doesn't take a lot to enjoy the benefits of exercise.
Explains Dr. Nelson, "For sedentary people, just exercising 20 minutes can make a dramatic difference in your health. There is simply nothing better for your body than exercise. No medical miracle . . . no special healing technique can replace the benefits of good ole activity! Of course, most of us know that exercise is good for our health in general. What you may not know are these 3 somewhat surprising reasons to fit more activity in. And these reasons may be the key to help you get motivated and moving!"
Firstly, exercise energizes. It may sound counterintuitive that spending energy moving can help create energy. But it's true.
Researchers reviewed nearly 70 studies involving 6800 people. And 90% of the studies show exercise energized people - even people struggling with health conditions marked by chronic fatigue. Going a step further, the researchers reported regular exercise energized even better than stimulants.
"Want to sharpen up your brain power? Get active," advises Dr. Nelson. "For children and adults of all ages, when it comes to improving your capacity to learn, remember things, and problem-solve, nothing beats exercise."
Exercise's role in brain health is particularly noteworthy when it comes to the problems that crop up with age. While medicine has provided no answers for diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, exercise has come through like a champion. Several studies demonstrate exercise can effectively stave off age-related memory loss. Or even rebuild the capacity to remember things when memory starts slipping.
Exercise improves cognitive performance simply by increasing blood flow to the brain. But its benefits may also be rooted in how it challenges and stimulates the brain, encouraging neural growth.
Finally, research has demonstrated exercise works better than any antidepressant. In fact exercising 3 times a week can yield results in as little as 4 weeks.
While scientists aren't exactly clear on how exercise helps, one theory points to neural growth. Scientists have discovered how the brain grows new neurons even as people age. It seems that people suffering from depression often have a deficit of these new nerve cells in the hippocampus part of the brain. However, exercise has been shown to overcome this problem by stimulating the brain to grow new neurons. And as a result, help fight the blues.
These 3 reasons alone can make the difference in getting motivated to exercise more. But Dr. Nelson also advises using strategic nutrition to make exercise easier and even more rewarding.
"Two of my favorite exercise supplements are Sun Chlorella and Sun Eleuthero," notes Dr. Nelson. "Chlorella has a proven track record of helping the body rebuild tissue and get rid of toxins. By doing so it adds to your energy and helps your body recover better from exercise better. Eleuthero has long been used by Olympic athletes for boosting performance - even when under especially stressful conditions. Unlike stimulants, eleuthero revitalizes the body in a sustainable and healthy way."
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About Dr. David Nelson, Ph D
David Nelson is a nutritional consultant, and has been involved in the field of nutritional studies for over 20 years. Dr. Nelson studied at San Diego University, Iowa State University, and Mankato State University. He currently specializes in the areas of Anti-aging, Sports Performance Nutrition, and Allergy. For the past 15 years, Dr. Nelson has been the Nutritionist at the Center for Advanced Medicine, and co-hosts the radio show "Health Talk, A Second Opinion," with the other doctors from the Center. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.
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