The benefits of exercise are reiterated to us on a frequent basis. We know that regular exercise will help us to stay healthy. Yet living in 2009 requires little physical exertion. It is rare that we will have a job that requires manual labour, we do not have to grow or pick our own food, we don’t have to wash are own clothes by hand or build our own houses and most of us don’t even walk to work as we have a comfortable and arm car that can get us there quicker. As a society we are efficient, yet are physical output is lagging behind our calorie intake.
Experts say we all need to try and incorporate a certain level of physical activity into our lives and this is only further supported by findings that regular exercise can reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, type 11 diabetes, depression and many major chronic diseases. This is as well as improving our overall mood as physical activity stimulates the brain.
Behavioural changes and hypnosis have been shown to help people increase their motivation, so exercise can become a part of their daily routine. Along with Neuro-lingustic programming (NLP) techniques have been shown to improve behaviour and motivation in relation to exercise. A common problem is finding the motivation for physical activity but studies show that hypnosis will help to combat this and increase will power and decrease procrastination.