Regular exercise is a key component to lose weight and keep it off. With out it your weight loss program is not complete and will usually not succeed. I have been on a weight loss program for 8 months now. There was a point that i was dropping 4 to 5 pounds a week.
Then every thing stalled. I reached a plateau or a brick wall. I know the problem was that I was not exercising regularly. When I began my regimen the weight continued to come off. Now I believe I am at my intended weight and I continue to work out and eat healthy and I am just maintaining my weight.
But, I am building muscle and looking good. The weight loss is and was important to me but it still was not my motivation to do 30 to 60 minutes on the treadmill, lift weights twice a week, work out on my total gym twice a week and do push ups everyday.
Yes, regular exercise helps you prevent cancer. Regular exercise reduces the risks of heart disease. Regular exercise lowers your blood pressure and your cholesterol. There are a long list of diseases that regular consistent exercise will help prevent or cure.
As my father was going through his transition, I studied cancer and learned that regular exercise and eating a healthy diet would greatly reduce any risk of any cancer. This was my main motivation. This gets me out of bed and motivates me in the morning or at night.
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