You need exercise

Action is a law of our being.  The work done by every organ of the body strengthens and develops that organ.


The normal work of all the organs gives the body strength and vigor, while the tendency of disuse is toward decay and death.


Tie up an arm for a few days or weeks and then free it from its bonds.  You will notice it is weaker than the one you have been using normally during the same period of time.  Inactivity has the same effect on the whole muscular system.


Inactivity is a major cause of disease.  Exercise quickens and equalizes the circulation of blood, but in idleness blood does not circulate freely.  The changes in blood, necessary to good health, do not take place in an idle state.  The skin becomes inactive, impurities are not expelled as they should be.


If circulation is quickened by vigorous exercise, the skin keeps in healthy condition and lungs get fed plenty of fresh air.  Idleness throws a double burden on the excretory organs, and often results in disease.  Likewise, other organs are called upon at times to carry a double load.  If they are not in healthy condition, they are not able to do their own work, and certainly cannot take on more duties.


We put tremendous demands on our bodies and yet our bodies demand so little of us.  Twenty minutes of brisk walking three to four times per week may be all you need to start feeling  more energetic and alive.  If you don’t want to do it alone, phone a friend.  Getting started may be the biggest favor you can do for yourself and your friend.

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