We’ve all heard of it the disease…Breast Cancer!
Furthermore, every one of us has had someone in close circle of loved ones with it or know someone who has dealt with this cancer with someone close to them.
It would be unreasonable to say that it is a rare disease among women of all ages, not to mention among some men.
One thing I know with a certainty: none of us want to develop any type of cancer.
This means we need to do something about it! Being physically fit, well nourished with healthy food & beverages, not to mention being sure we are getting enough sleep and rest to keep our bodies strong.
Wondering how working out can help you fight off cancer? Well, let’s get right into it…
When physically active, you are strengthening your whole body in general, which coincidentally fights many illnesses before they can gain a foothold on our system.
Also, activity encourages the metabolization of toxins in your body, as well as burns all of those excess calories we may have ingested or indulged in. These extra units of kilocalories not used in a day will then be sent to be stored as fat in your body…you may not have known this before.
A wide variety of toxins are stored in fatty tissues of your body. This means the more fat you have accumulated in your body, the higher the likelihood that the body will then store these toxins instead of them being excreted or disposed of.
When you are working out and being active, this causes you to eat more, often encouraging you to crave healthier foods to eat. This happens due to your entire body going under a healthy transformation, and you inadvertently start to want to then maximize your efforts since you have been putting hard work into being physically active and fit.
Starting to see your body change is great motivation. Likely, you will start to crave and eat meals that are more nutritious and healthier for you. This may even spark a desire to learn to cook more healthy too!
When you work out, it causes you to thirst and drink more and more water. This couldn’t be a better thing for your body because 70% of it is already made up of water. It’s of paramount importance and of high necessity to keep our water balance in the body, which breaks down and transports harmful waste and toxins, delivering them out of your body.
Almost every single chemical reaction in your body requires at least 1 molecule of water, or H20. Optimal function can only occur when the body is replenished with a sufficient amount of water it so desperately needs. Working out increases your cravings also because you are sweating more.
That means a huge increase in the intake of your water should be undertaken, even if you’re not completely craving water yet. A wide array of health issues develop because people don’t adequately hydrate, especially if the lack of hydration is maintained on a continuous basis.
Lastly, working out makes you much more tired. This means you are more likely to call it a night, hit the showers, and lay your head down on your pillow, which will ensure that your body can begin to repair and replenish itself, not just once a week, but daily is ideal.
In summary, yes, you will look & feel great when you work out. In fact, it will change your life. You will start to live in a more healthy way…it is nearly inevitable. In this way, your most basic health needs have a higher likelihood of being met daily when you embark on a regimen with physical activity.
Let’s fight breast cancer together! Be fit, eat & drink well, rest too!
What makes me an expert? Well, I founded Living Pink for Breast Cancer to raise awareness & much needed funds for a cure & patient outreach. The “Living Pink Through Fashion” Movement was created out of my heart because of my mother, Ingrid Turner, battled with breast cancer. My mom is now a 7 yr breast cancer survivor (* updated: 04/18/2013).
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