Many people think that exercise is a pain in the butt; and in some cases after a hard set of squats it literally is. I just wanted to take the time to remind people out there why it’s important. So here’s a little math calculation:
Say a person begins a simple personal exercise program of jogging for 20-30 mins 3-4x a week. That person would end up losing a few pounds but more importantly, their heart rate improves at rest from 90 beats per minute to 70 in most cases (as they say “your mileage may vary”). So lets take a quick look at how saving your heart 20 beats per minute effects your the number of beats your heart will save over time.
20 beats saved in 1 minute.
In 1 hour your heart will save 1200 beats.
In 24 hours your heart will save 28,800 beats .
In one month your heart will save 864,000.
In a year 20 beats a minute less, will save your heart 10,368,000.
In 5 years 20 beats a minute less, will save your heart 51,840,000 .
In 10 years 20 beats a minute less, will save your heart 103,680,000.
In 20 years 20 beats a minute less, will save your heart 207,360,000.
If those beats per minute were turned into dollars made, you would all be exercising right? So what’s stopping you? Your health is the most important thing next to God and your family.
Lets look at a scenario: You feel a little chest pain and go to the doctor thinking you are experiencing heartburn and you’ll get some Prevacid and call it a day. You’ve waited a long time to go because you were so busy. Now the doctor finds your blood pressure is high and sends you for some tests. When the tests come back they confirm something you thought only happens to excessively overweight people and not you. You need open heart surgery!
I don’t know about you but just the thought of that scenario makes that 20-minute treadmill work sound a lot better. Combine that with laying off the extra cheesy nacho’s and beer during the ball game or after shopping with the girls drinking Cosmo’s or wine. I hope that never happens to any of you.
Here are 5 other benefits of exercise. I could name about 50 but I picked these:
- Improved circulation to all organs!!! Did you get that guys over 40.
- Improved brain function and memory, meaning we can remember what our spouse said to us 10 mins. ago. Ladies we know you remember things from 20 years ago so imagine what that means guys. They’ll be like elephants and never forget.
- More muscle tissue means a higher metabolism at rest but it does not mean more beer or wine.
- Better skin from sweating, you have to shower though after the workout.
- Stronger bones, which means better posture and more active life style into our golden years.
Something to try on your own. I know we all love to “tie one over” once in a while but people do not realize how much alcohol affects the heart. So the next time you know your going to go out and pour down a few pints try this. Sit and relax in a chair for 5 mins and then take your heart rate for a minute. Write it down. After you start drinking take your pulse when you’re done. I know some of you may be too blasted to even do that but even after 2-3 drinks take your pulse again. Your heart rate will increase from 15-25 beats per minute just sitting there.
Hope that helped. God bless and remember to workout you need to “Get over it”.