Simple Eaters your journey begins now. There are so many important benefits of exercising our bodies. Spending a minimum of 30 minutes a day moving the body can help strengthen the heart, improve circulation, increase muscle mass, support bone density, increases strength, prevent muscle atrophy and so much more.
Lets explore the other benefits of exercising and foods for cancer:
Giving you sound mental health.
Exercise is one of the few activities that releases feel good hormones or endorphins also known as happy hormones. Did you also know that exercise also reduces your risks of stress and several mental illnesses like depression and dementia? Exercising provides you with a smooth sound sleep and also improves your mood. All of these combined together help to improve your mental health.
Providing you with a reduced risk of diseases.
For most people, the fact that exercise reduces the risk of disease occurrence is no news at all. From stroke, to heart disease, osteoarthritis, diabetes and even some types of cancer- exercise provides a significantly reduced risk of their occurrences. This means that by exercising regularly, you help to reduce your risk of certain types of cancer. Regular exercise makes your heart and bones stronger, helps to lower your risk for various chronic diseases right along with your blood pressure, and also help to keep your weight under control and reduces ones feelings of anxiety and depression.
Improving ones self-esteem.
For those wanting to keep fit or get fit, exercise provides an extremely effective solution for them. As stated above, physical activity helps to release your body’s feel good hormones, which consequentially aids in your body’s overall well being. All the while, you are boosting your energy levels, oxygen capacity, muscle tone and general fitness, a side benefit is an increase in self-esteem.
Making you look good and feel better.
Regular exercise provides you with a certain glow that radiates from the inside out. This happens as a result of an improved blood supply during exercising, getting rid of toxins and all the endorphins that have been released. Exercise is fun, free, it can be done anywhere and anytime, and is great for your body and you overall. Another thing that is extremely beneficial to you is eating healthy.
While always striving to maintain your balanced eating regimen along with your workouts, here are some common anti-cancer fighting foods that you can easily incorporate into your meal prep:
– Berries. Apart from their delicious taste, berries also contain powerful antioxidants including anthocyanins that help fight free radicals (which have the potential of damaging cells in the body), preventing various forms of cancers. They are also known to slow the growth of cancer and prevent it from spreading. Black raspberries seem to be the most potent of all when it comes to their anticancer properties. The next time you eat your favorite berries, know that they are doing much more good to your body than you know.
– Cruciferous vegetables. Eat your cruciferous veggies which are brussels sprout, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, radishes, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga and cabbage! These vegetables do more than many of you are aware of. They are rich in antioxidants that help protect your body from free radicals that can damage the DNA of cells.
I hope that you find these tips helpful and that you are able to incorporate them into your daily lives, and to continue to eat with a purpose. If you’d like to catch more tips and advice for healthy eating and cooking like a chef, be sure to follow me on Instagram atOfficialChefT, check out SimpleEatsTV on YouTube, and find my podcast, Simple Eats w/ Chef T, on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Pocket Cast, and Radio Public.
Eat Healthy Simple Eaters!