13 reasons why you need exercise
Let's face it, some days you just don't feel like exercising.
You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired.
But this shouldn't stop you from lacing up your shoes and heading out for a workout!
Here's a list of 13 of the top reasons to exercise. Pull out this list and read it when you need a reminder of why exactly exercise is worth your time...
1. To Prevent Disease
Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of just about every single health problem known to man, from stroke to heart disease to cancer and osteoporosis. Exercise is also a great defense against type 2 diabetes, which is one of the most widely growing diseases of our time.
2. To Look Great
Exercise firms your body, improves posture and even makes your skin glow. Looking your best is a wonderful result of regular exercise.
3. To Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Exercise burns fat and prevents future fat storage. If you want to have a thinner, healthier body, exercise is the answer.
4. To Have More Energy
Anyone who exercises regularly will tell you that they are more energetic, less easily irritated and are more peaceful.
5. To Sleep Better
Exercise boosts energy levels, but also wears you out. It makes you feel more vibrant during the day and sleep better at night.
6. To Age Slower
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to fight aging. When you age your body loses muscle and bone, while the loss of both are drastically reduced with regular exercise. Exercise also helps reduce inflammation.
7. To Relieve Back Pain
In most cases, the best thing that you can do for back pain is to move and strengthen those muscles. Consult your physician or physical therapist for guidance.
8. To Ease Depression
Exercise has been proven to reduce depression – sometimes even as effectively as medication. Just chalk this up as yet another amazing benefit to exercise.
9. To Reduce Aches and Pains By strengthening muscles around your damaged joints you're able to use exercise to reduce joint pain and overall aches. Always consult your physician before starting an exercise program, especially if you have chronic joint pain.
10. To Stay Mentally Sharp Exercise has been shown to improve memory and other cognitive functions, and seems to have a protective effect against dementia. A Harvard University researcher called exercise “Miracle-Gro for the brain.”
11. To Enjoy Your Lifestyle
Whatever it is that you love in life – your kids, travel, sports, fashion—it is all more enjoyable when experienced in a fit and healthy body. Exercise so that you are able to enjoy all the great things in life.
12. To Reduce Sick Days
People who exercise regularly are 50% less likely to call in sick to work. A regular exercise program reduces colds and upper respiratory infections.
13. To Boost Confidence
Being fit, feeling healthy and having energy are all building blocks to having great confidence. There is no better confidence booster than sticking with a regular exercise program.
Regular exercise gives you so many amazing benefits, as you've seen from the above list. Call or email me today to get started on the exercise program that will change your life forever.
(update: almost sold out!) Eat Well Stay Well one day health immersion Sat May 31st 10am-5pm
Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases and other chronic conditions are afflicting more and more Americans and their families every year. Pills and surgeries may treat some of the symptoms, but they do not offer a cure, they are extremely expensive, and they often lead to a poor quality of life.Did you know that most of these conditions can be prevented, and in some cases even reversed, by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet? Come join us for a fun and informative day-long event to hear the latest scientific and medical findings and to learn how to make the transition to a delicious, healthy, and rewarding new lifestyle!
v Enjoy delicious whole-food meals: breakfast, lunch and an afternoon treat
v Featuring local and nationally known presenters
v Cooking demonstrations with samples
v Mini-exercise breaks throughout the day
v Optional morning gentle yoga, 9:15–9:45 a.m. – no additional cost
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD
Click here to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-well-stay-well-one-day-immersion-tickets-10808016067
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Using Perkville to earn cool stuff!
Perkville is a system that integrates with our online calendar and tracks each student's attendance, Facebook and Twitter posts (when done through the system) and referrals and gives points that can be redeemed for merchandise.
If you're a student and not getting the automatic emails, go to www.perkville.com and create an account using the email address that we have on file. From that point you should see your points accumulated. While there, you can post on Twitter or Facebook to earn more points (10 points for each post, that adds up quickly!). You will earn 100 points for every referral!
200 points = Water bottle or $30 off a personal training session
600 points = t-shirt or 1/2 off a sweatshirt
1000 points = sweatshirt
Zero Balancing with Enerqiflows, 20% off first visit Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing can help relieve body aches and pain, release restrictions in movement, and provide lasting relief from emotional distress to improve overall quality of life.
Cost: $65 Boot camp students get 20% off first visit! ($52) More information about Zero Balancing and Jessica Koch can be found on www.enerqiflows.com or call Jessica on 240-462-9103240-462-9103.
Free trial of martial arts
Gracie Jiu Jitsu martial arts studio in Clarksville is offering discounts for Boot Camp students and a 1 month trial of their services. Please email me if you're interested.
I’m from Ellicott City and I was looking for a workout that would really challenge me. I looked up Stephanie’s website online and I saw some testimonies were too hard to believe, the results were phenomenal so I took Stephanie up for a free day of boot camp. When I came, I interviewed everyone that I could get in front of and everyone had the same thing to say: they love coming, they feel good, they’ve had results, I said OK, I will buy into this. I started with a 4 month membership. I love it, I have so much fun, I’m looking forward to my workouts. I’ve made some really great friends. If you’re thinking about joining The Boot Camp Girl, please do, we are having a ball at the Clarksville boot camp!
I’ve been with The Boot Camp Girl for about a year in the Clarksville boot camp. My initial goal was to lose 20 pounds. Once I lost 10 lbs I thought that was as far as I could go, but we had so much fun in boot camp. We kept going and I met my goal of 20lbs down and I feel so much different. It’s such a great feeling to pull out all of your Winter clothes and have them be too big and have to go shopping. I have people that stop me all of the time and say “You Look Great!”. I feel like I look how i should look where before I felt too big for myself. I’m back to where I feel like I should be. I feel great!
I’ve been coming to the Clarksville boot camp for a year now and in that time frame I’ve lost 26 pounds. I’ve decreased my 1 mile time from 8 minutes to 6 1/2 minutes and I’ve run two 5K’s my best time being 22:21. I’m having a blast at boot camp, staying challenged every week, being competitive with other participants in boot camp and having a great time. Every workout I come to I feel charged up and my strength is up. Having a blast. I highly recommend The Boot Camp Girl!
- TJ D.
I am from Columbia and I joined The Boot Camp Girl program because I was looking for a program that had everything that I need that I could just follow the program and I would just achieve my fitness and my health goals (I attend the Columbia boot camp and the Clarksville boot camp). I wanted something that had a support system through the program, with the instructors and the students. I have actually been able to achieve all of my fitness goals, I’ve lost over 20 pounds and I’ve lost almost 14 inches. I love coming to boot camp, I love the friendships that I’ve made, and I love the support system that’s here. It’s not just the exercise, but there are tools and resources to help you with the food so you could be successful there. So if you’re looking for a program that will help you to make radical and immediate changes in your overall fitness and health goals, The Boot Camp Girl is for you!
- Pam B.