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Start Moving To Create Physical Wellness And Fitness

Start Moving To Create Physical Wellness And Fitness – Exercise Can Transform Your Health

We are dedicated to bringing you essential health information fast, we’d like to say: News Flash – the research is in: Time to Get Moving! Actually, the research has been in for decades and it’s still growing.

The truth is that the research—quality research from highly respected sources in repeated studies and solid outcomes—has been in for a long, long time. We know beyond all doubt that regular exercise maintains body weight, reduces stress, improves sleep and enhances mood. New studies continue to broaden the scope, showing physical fitness advances early learning, memory and brain function, boosts the immune system and even fights off the common cold.

So why is it that many of us are still on the couch?

While U.S. schools continue to slash physical education programs a new University of Illinois study shows that children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape. On the other end of the spectrum, University of Southern California research shows that exercise even when initiated as late as middle age diverts debilitating conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

The call is to start early and keep moving, but old habits are tough to break and new ones are hard to sustain. M4W uses the power of group commitment and peer support along with mindful attention to all elements of our lifestyle to kick start a new paradigm. Countless studies have demonstrated that if you want to adopt and maintain new habits, it helps to not do it alone.

Both live and online, we offer programs tailored not only to a whole group, but to the whole of each member, with advice and regimens to build confidence, peace of mind and a sense of ease that brings fun back into the equation. We share our progress and our setbacks and offer each other kind but disciplined feedback—without criticism or judgment, but just enough tough love to get us willingly back on the treadmill.

Discovering unique ways to stay fit

We’ll look at many ways to stay fit—from yoga to free weights and jogging to healthy apps—along with ways to make it easier. Briskly paced music, for example, tends to inspire equally briskly paced workouts, while music also can distract, calm our nerves and improve performance. A new study published this year in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed that just telling yourself while you exercise that you’re not as tired as you may think could make that statement true.

Join us in shifting a constant social challenge in the U.S. where, astoundingly, life expectancy ranks 26th out of 34 advanced-economy nations according to the American Medical Association. Together we can build simple, gratifying practices of mind, body and spirit that begin to change all of us in this society, one, three or ten at a time.

If you’re ready to uplift your wellness and understand physical activity is part of the equation join our free membership or explore our programs on this site to get started.

July 15, 2014

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