Rich Habits Word of the Day
Fortify – Strengthen Aerobic exercise fortifies your heart, metabolism and immune system.
Rich Habits Fact of the Day
Since Richard Haig’s return as CEO, his company, Haig Security Systems, has been as invigorated by his exercise as his body has. “It’s no coincidence that I’ve done more to increase the company’s value in the past 2 years than I had in the previous 10.”
It’s not hard to find successful men who will swear by the effect cardiovascular exercise has had on their careers and their whole lives. But what may surprise you is the number who credit it not just as a component of their success, but as the catalyst.
Rich Habits Lesson of the Day
Aerobic exercise was the foundation of the daily exercise regimen for 76% of the wealthy, successful people in my study. Aerobic exercise includes running, jogging, walking, biking, swimming etc. Aerobic exercise is one the most efficient ways to lose weight. On average, men lose 124 calories per mile, while women lose 105 calories per mile. Aerobic exercise increases blood flow, feeds the body with oxygen and strengthens the heart.Your small blood vessels (capillaries) will widen to deliver more oxygen to your muscles and carry away waste products, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid. Your body will even release endorphins, natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well-being.Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer. Weight-bearing aerobic exercises, such as walking, reduce the risk of osteoporosis.Aerobic exercise helps lower high blood pressure and control blood sugar. If you’ve had a heart attack, aerobic exercise helps prevent subsequent attacks.Aerobic exercise boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good”) cholesterol and lowers your low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol. The potential result? Less buildup of plaques in your arteries.Studies show that people who participate in regular aerobic exercise live longer than those who don’t exercise regularly.