Your heart is the most amazing thing, it’s a very small organ, made out of flesh, yet at time, it’s very strong; you can open your heart for new things, or shut from what you refuse to understand; kind or cold, sometimes feeling weak, and at time strong and determined that you feel like you can move a mountain. It’s hard to believe that it’s made out of flesh and blood, at time it feels like it should be made out of rock.
We all have one heart, but each individual can create many wonderful things in this world, the truth is, a heart is just one of the organs in our body; it is a powerful muscle slightly larger than your clenched fist. It works as a pump to send oxygen-rich blood through all parts of your body; blood contains oxygen and nutrients that every cell in your body needs to survive. However, it seems like your heart has a life of its own, it’s beyond your control, if you ever pay close attention, when you get excited, you can control your facial expression, but not your heart beat, you can practically hear it, as if it’s about to jump out from your chest. It beats at all time whether you are asleep or awake; it works 24/7, 365 days, starting to work even before your birth, and will continue to beat until your last breath. Sometimes I can’t help but feel sorry for my heart, even when I’m asleep, it’s still working faithfully, and have you ever feel sorry for your heart? Have your ever done anything nice for your faithful friend lately?
I exercise on a regular basis, it’s the most important thing that I can do for my heart, I want it to be healthy and stay with me for a long, long time. I’m inspire to write this because I’ve noticed that many people around me have recently gain a lot of weight, and worse begin to develop health problems which I think all can be prevented with exercise. I often question why people don’t exercise on a regular basis, and these are some of the EXCUSES that I get back, ‘very busy at work, by the time I get home, I’m too tire; the weather is so hot, that I’m not in the mood to exercise; it’s too crowded at the gym, I hate having to wait for the machine; I don’t have time,’ and the list goes on a mile long. If it sounds familiar, it’s probably the same excuses as yours’, and yet we have time to sit and watch TV, for some it could be 3 hours per week, others might be as much as 2 hours per day.
Most people think it’s a hassle having to prepare oneself to exercise. Actually to exercise, there’s not much prep work. It’s as simple as jumping around, moving your legs and arms; or even turn on music and dance around in your pajamas in your bedroom; or put on a snicker and walk or jog around your neighborhood, or park; or pick up a jump rope and start jumping slowly, but do it long enough; or if you get lucky you might go play tennis, golf, football, basketball, or swimming with your friends. If you think it’s a hassle, it will be a hassle and you will talk yourself out before you even start. We manage to do things that are important to us, make this your top priority, it’s the least that you can do for your heart, your faithful friend.
Exercise is very important, no less than sleeping, eating, taking a shower, getting dress, putting on makeup, having a hair cut … you get my point! You have to tell yourself that you have to do it, and on a regular basis too. If you think that 30 minutes is too long and don’t have time, then 15 minutes a day, you don’t even have to try to fit this into your schedule. It’s your heart that we are talking about, make time for it, and take good care of it because at least it’s taking good care of you.