14 Reasons to Get Your Body Moving and Keep Your Mind Active

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Exercise is the key to a healthy body and mind, but that doesn’t mean you need to turn into a gym rat.   Thirty minutes of exercise, 3 days a week, is enough to see improvement. Activities such as brisk walking for 30 minutes or three 10-minute laps around the block between meetings are just enough to get your blood pumping and help clear your mind.   Other benefits of exercise include, but are not limited to:  

  • Increases blood circulation
  • Reduces, prevents and treats anxiety and depression
  • Improves self esteem
  • Helps you have a better night of sleep
  • Increase interest in sex
  • Better endurance
  • Relieves stress
  • Increases energy levels
  • Helps you to be more alert
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Prompts new neural connections and protects against brain-cell loss
  • Possibly prevents Alzheimer’s

  I want to live a long healthy life so I can see my children raise their children and see their children get married and start their families.  The only thing I can do is keep exercising my body and my brain.   Join the Detroit Mommies in our fight against Alzheimer’s by donating to the ALZ and supporting us when we walk on Saturday, August 23 or come out and walk your self.  digital_728x90 I got all of these tips and ideas from the following articles: Exercise for Mental Health  The Exercise Effect Expert Offers Insight on Alzheimer’s Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Protect Your Brain as you Age Exercise may protect against brain-cell loss AFA Statement on ‘Prevention’ Findings  

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She runs Detroit Mommies and Discovering Arkansas, runs the Community Projects for Collective Bias and has 3 girls under 12 years old. Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Arkansas. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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