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Feb 16

The Snowball Effect of Health & Fitness

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The snowball effect starts with something small that continues to build upon itself. We’re familiar with the common analogy of a snowball rolling down a hill picking up more snow, mass, and momentum as it rolls along. We see this in everyday life as well. For example, if we smile at others, others smile back at us; if we are in a bad mood, others will pick up on that and become edgy as well. However, did you know that health and fitness could have a snowball effect as well?

Well, it can. There are so many positive effects on ourselves from exercising, yet we do not realize how many positive results it can have on those around us at the same time.





Exercise and Its Health Benefits to Others
We all know that exercise has healthy heart benefits and keeps our joints and muscles strong. However, did you know that exercise also has health benefits to others? When we exercise, we take care of our bodies. We rid our bodies of toxins and we ensure that our machine known as the human body is working at its fullest potential. When we keep our bodies healthy, we have more power to ward off illness, disease, and even common ailments that may otherwise have had a chance to grow and thrive in an otherwise less active body.

Benefits the Body, but Also the Soul
When you exercise, of course you see results on your physical body; however, did you ever notice the effects it has on your soul? Notice the difference between when you regularly exercise and when you skip a routine or even a week for that matter. Do you notice that you are a little more edgy or a bit more down in the mouth? Exercise releases so many things that can increase your mood while boosting your metabolism. Exercising has a trickle-down effect that runs from your body into your soul.

When You Are Happy, Everyone Else Around May Be Happier
Did you ever notice when you are in a foul mood, it seems to have a spiral effect on your significant other, your co-workers, and your family members. However, if you are upbeat and positive, that seems to flow through the universe like wildfire.

Exercising makes you happy. Thinking about it or worrying about how you will do it or not having enough time may be a hurdle you have to leap, but once you do it, the feeling of accomplishment and self-satisfaction and all those good endorphins are presented to every person you encounter. Who knows? You may run into a sales clerk who is having an off day, and your upbeat attitude and healthy smile may change or break the cycle for them to have a productive day themselves.

Screenshot_2016-02-16-10-46-58-1Is it snowing where you are?  It is here in Pittsburgh.  Let it be a great reminder of the snowball effect of your health and fitness regimen.

– Wishing you continued success in your fitness journey!

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