Finding the motivation to workout is easy for Jakki since she notices how much better she's feeling these days!
Exercise is also correlated with a reduction in almost every disease under the sun, from heart disease, to cancer, to autoimmune diseases, and even to mental illness. Our bodies were designed to move, not to sit in a chair or on a couch all day. Even if our lifestyles will never be as active as our ancestors, we can go a long way toward counteracting physical demise by exercising. Exercise increases blood flow all over the body including the brain --so it helps our mental functioning as well. Exercise releases natural feel-good hormones that you will carry with you the rest of the day. For some, exercise provides an even more powerful pain-reducing capacity than morphine. Amazing!
Exercise also helps us keep our coordination. Exercise makes our bodies more resilient toward illness that might be circulating around us. As long as it's not overdone, exercise helps build up our immune systems to allow us to stave off disease. It keeps joints younger and more supple to help prevent injuries should we slip and fall or move the wrong way. Having better fitness also helps our bodies to cope with everyday stressors that would otherwise lead to overuse injury.
As if all that wasn't good enough, exercise tends to help us regulate appetite. Our cravings for healthy food increase while cravings for unhealthy food, alcohol and tobacco decrease. Those who exercise also need fewer prescription and over the counter drugs.