Show Notes

“Now I know there are different personality types out there and I know for many different people you might be at the beginning journey of doing regular exercise, and some of you could be regular exercise addicts. I came up with something that might be quite helpful for a lot of people. There are just three types of exercise, in my opinion, to get done every day.” Kim Morrison

The human body was designed to be active and move. You cannot achieve optimum health and vitality if you are sedentary – no matter how good your diet is. In this week’s Self Love Quicky we dive into why we need to move our body and how distractions and making excuses are not serving us.

The topic of exercise is as big as nutrition. It can also be as confusing. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you move your body as long as you are moving it! You might be someone who loves to walk fast or run, play competitive sport or you might love the gym. Or you could be someone who loves nature walks or yoga or mountain climbing or dancing.

It seems that one of life’s biggest challenges for a lot of people is to exercise on a regular basis. I know for some they would much rather pop a magic herbal pill, some would prefer someone else do it for them. But I am yet to meet anyone who has done some form of exercise gone, bummer wish I hadn’t done that! Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a ‘walk the dog attitude’? Imagine being that excited to get out there and exercise every day.

Your emotional and physical health are very strongly linked and to be fit emotionally and physically, it gives you the edge to support yourself through your health journey. A positive attitude will help you overcome any self-sabotage or negativities towards exercise. But that takes discipline.

I appreciate there are different personality types and different levels of needs out there. So I have come up with three types of exercise that might be of assistance.

1 – 45E – 45-minute Endurance – get out for a walk, jog, cycle, swim, dance, gym class or training session for at least 45minutes.
2 – 20I – 20-minute Intensity – do a fast walk, run, steps, cycle or swim for 20minutes and on the 6th, 10th, 14th and 18th minute push it hard
3 – Fab4in5 – 4 exercises completed in just 5 minutes that include tricep dips, squats, sit-ups and press-ups. Start with 5 of each and build up each week.

In the scheme of things, none of these takes up too much time, just a commitment to actually doing it. For life.

And a really important self love tip is you cannot berate your body, or be upset with it when you look in the mirror, if you do not feed it well and move it often. You actually have no right if you are not willing to invest in it. Your body should be treated like an absolute temple.

And if we still haven’t convinced you, here are some compelling reasons why you should move your body on a regular basis:

– Energy levels rise and you feel better
– Being active improves mental health and wellbeing
– You can have fun with like-minded people
– You might be able to eat a little more without gaining weight
– Weight is likely to maintain and stay off
– Your posture improves
– Exercise helps maintain or increase flexibility
– Exercise promotes better sleep and rest
– Moving your body will help eliminate toxins
– Disuse is a disaster, use it or you will lose it
– Moving your body increases oxygen levels
– Inactive muscles shrink
– Exercise increases bone strength and density
– Improves bowel function
– Creates a good strong pulse
– Blood pressure can remain more constant
– Exercise makes your heart fit
– You save money

NO more excuses, to be extraordinary and to love yourself up means you have to get up off your butt and get that body moving.

And here’s a wee bonus ~ my favourite essential oil blends for exercise are:

Detox & Strengthen – juniper, rosemary, spanish cypress, lemongrass, grapefruit pink, black pepper and rose
Energy & Vitality – rosemary spanish, basil, lemon, lime and black pepper
Focus & Clarity – grapefruit, rosemary, myrtle and spearmint
Immune Boost – eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, cedarwood and pine

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