Health lessons from animals
My family and I just got back from a tropical vacation in Missouri. Some people go to the beach for Spring Break, some go the other way.
My wife's uncle lives on a farm in Missouri. On this farm, he has some cows. Insert your own music.
He mentioned that they had penned up 2 cows to fatten them up. Normally the cows are out wandering around this huge pasture.
To fatten them up, they put them in a smaller enclosed area.
To make them gain weight, they cut down on their activity level. Hmm, sound like any jobs in today's world?
A few weeks ago I heard a guy on NPR talking about how elephants in zoos have tracking devices put on them to keep track of how much they walk in a day.
They make sure the elephants walk a certain amount every day because it keeps them healthier and they live longer.
There are multiple studies that have shown that even if you exercise every day you are still at risk for health problems if you are inactive the rest of the day.
The point is to mooooove. Sorry, you probably knew that was coming but I couldn't stop it.
Don't sit for more than an hour at a time, walk more, find a physically active hobby you enjoy, etc… You will find the more active you are overall, the more energy you will have.
You will also burn more calories, lose more weight, and start sleeping better at night.
The main thing is to not rely solely on your workouts to get the results you want.
Move more and eat better.
Simple concept, but very powerful when you put it into action.
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