Just What the Doctor Ordered - FIT Human Performance

Just What the Doctor Ordered


March 3, 2013

Dr. Woodson Merrell, author of The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger, says that “…nothing raises your energy faster and more effectively than exercise. This simple act of moving can jump-start your metabolic machinery … Oxygen utilization becomes more efficient; sugar is processed better; fat and calories burn faster; brain cells regenerate quicker; you think more clearly; your heart gets bigger and stronger; the balance of your nervous system shifts toward the calming aspect (parasympathetic); and your emotional happy switch gets turned on by the release of neurotransmitters.” He explains that because our genome is the same as our hunter-gatherer ancestors, whose lives consisted of roaming around and finding food, we are designed to move. So when we move, we kick our natural energetic programming.

Overall, exercise increases the muscle-to-fat ratio, which makes you leaner and stronger. It enhances your everyday tasks and makes your feel good about yourself. And best of all, when you work out, the body produces ‘happy’ chemicals, neurochemicals that make you feel good and at peace.

What’s holding you back … head on over to FIT and get your ‘happy’ on.

In good health


“Many so-called spiritual people, they overeat, drink too much, they smoke and don’t exercise. But they do go to church every week and pray ‘Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again.’” ~ Jack LaLanne