“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” – Jim Rohn.
Yes, YES, YESSS!!!!
Be DISCIPLINED with your fitness and finance now or REGRET that you weren’t later.
Which do you think is more uncomfortable?
So why should you be disciplined about fitness now?
Well, get ready for this tasty nugget of information
Physically fit individuals experience a greater than 50% reduction in risk of death from any cause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This includes the leading cause of death in America, cardiovascular disease. Exercise and nutrition fight cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, age-related decline in mental function and memory, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cardiovascular disease, and even accidental death.
And if you don’t believe me check out the references.
The bottom line is that the lives of those who utilize exercise and nutrition are increased in both quality and quantity.
A short post, I know. But what else do you need to know to motivate your discipline and start exercising. You CAN do it!
Don’t REGRET not reaping the rewards of a healthy lifestyle
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