Ladies, do you know your worth? I know, you are asked this often by every preacher, life coach and motivational speaker. Many women are tired of being asked this question. This question is not in reference to men and how they treat you, rather it is in reference to your health and how you treat you.
Did you know that the value of a human body can be worth up to $45 million due to organs, bone marrow and DNA? Once you factor in the chemical elements in the body, the value can go up to $160 million! The body is a multi-million-dollar machine! It does not matter if you are tall or short, light or dark, slim or thick, have straight or coarse hair — you have value!
Now, if you were the owner of a million-dollar car, what type of fuel would you put in it? I’m sure majority of the women would say premium, or 93 octane. If you put low-grade fuel in a high performance vehicle, it will not perform the way it’s designed to perform. The same goes for your body. If you want your body to run at an optimum level, you have to fuel it properly. Have you had “premium” food today?
You must also take care of your multi-million dollar body in other ways. Just like a care requires tune-ups and maintenance, your body requires the same. We must exercise. There are some great benefits to exercising.
Here are a few:
Exercising helps to keep you young. Improving your aerobic capacity by just 15 to 25 percent is equivalent to shaving 10 to 20 years off of your age. Aerobic exercise may also stimulate the growth of new brain cells in older adults.
Exercising helps to reduce infections. Moderate workouts temporarily rev-up the immune system by increasing the aggressiveness or capacity of immune cells. People who exercise regularly catch fewer colds.
Exercising prevents heart attacks. Not only does exercise raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and lower blood pressure, but new research shows it reduces arterial inflammation, another risk factor for heart attack and strokes.
Exercising helps to combat stress. Regular aerobic exercise lowers levels of stress hormones. For many people, exercise helps relieve depression as effectively as antidepressant medication, with no side effects.
Exercising helps to relive hot flashes. Increasing fitness by walking or practicing yoga enhances a positive mood and reduces some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats.
Ladies, Take care of your body. It is the most valuable thing you will ever possess. Make sure you fuel it properly and keep up the maintenance on it. You are worth it!