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3 Habits That Will Transform Your Life (Part 2)

June 8, 2022

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Last week I shared with you the first of my life-transforming habits, meditation.

I hope you found some time to try it out and experienced some of its benefits. If yes, how was it? I’d love to know!

Today I’m going to reveal the second habit. And I admit… with this one, I’m having some troubles.

What’s so hard, you might ask?

<drumroll please>

Exercising.

I’m sure you already know that exercise and movement are crucial in keeping the body healthy as you age.

A little exercise here and there can help you control your weight, lower your blood sugar, increase your energy level, and many more.

But did you know it’s also extremely beneficial for your mental health?

Like fighting depression and lowering your stress levels beneficial?

Some brilliant scientists noticed that people who exercise regularly seem to enjoy much better mental health than their less motivated peers.

Throughout many years tests have been done, and the results?

As little as 25 minutes of moderate exercise per day (Yes, walking counts!) can help you:

  • Decreased your stress levels
  • Sleep better
  • Increase your cognitive abilities (make you smarter)
  • Increase concentration and motivation

And a bunch of other things.

Why does it work?

Apparently, it all has to do with our brains producing a shot of healthy biochemicals every time we move and exercise.

Things like serotonin, endorphins, and stress hormones, to name a few.

And if you think about it, it really isn’t that much.

You can find some time to get a 25-minute walk. It’s not that hard… At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.

In reality, it’s easy to get lost in all the distractions that keep us busy and just say, “Welp, maybe tomorrow.”

But being completely serious, adding a little movement into your life is arguably the best thing you can do to make your life that much better.

I made it my goal to get at least 25 minutes of “walking time” every day.

Ideally, somewhere green and quiet, where I can also do a kind of meditation session where I can be present in the moment.

I don’t always succeed.

But when I do, it makes me feel connected with the life around me and appreciate my own life that much more.

I hope you’ll find the opportunity to experience the same on your next walk!

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