What Do You Think About Exercise

 

 

What Do You Think About Exercise?

by Olga Hermans

What do you think about when you hear the word “exercise”? Is it something that you like or is it something that you groan about? I’ll be honest with you: I groan! So let’s not pretend that exercise is always fun or convenient. That certainly hasn’t been my experience. I never enjoyed exercising but lately I felt I needed to do something and I’d like to introduce you to it.

Some people walk on a treadmill; that is not for me and I don’t like going to the gym either. I found myself saying all the time that I didn’t have time, but the truth is that I can make time if I really want to.

I admit, we don’t hear much in the Bible exercise or about the workout of Noah or what Moses did to stay in shape. Does that mean that people back then didn’t get much exercise? Quite the opposite! Everything they did in life involved exercise. Before vehicles, electricity, and machines, everything in the world ran by human power or animal power. If you wanted to get somewhere, you walked.

If you needed to bring something with you, you carried it. You did laundry by hand, chopped your own firewood, and milled your own grain. This physically active lifestyle may have been one of the reasons for the incredible longevity of these people in those ancient days.

We all know that Jesus walked a lot. He walked from Galilee to Jerusalem, a distance of about 120 miles! Over the course of His ministry, He must have walked thousands of miles. In the days that Jesus lived they didn’t think much of walking ten miles or more. And because they did that all their lives, they had the well-developed bodies to accomplish such long walks with ease.

But weight loss is just the tip of the iceberg. Yes, regular exercise will help you lose weight and look your best, but there are so many health benefits from regular exercise that go beyond the value of looks. Getting in shape for show is like buying a new refrigerator because you like the color. That’s a good reason, but you may come to love the great new features, super-efficiency, and extra-long-warranty even more.

And you get all that through exercise. Other than not smoking, nothing can improve your health more. It truly is a magic bullet. Just a few conditions you can help prevent though exercise are heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, depression, and gastrointestinal ills. You get fewer colds, feel less stress, and you’ll look great.

Ok, it’s time that I reveal to you which exercise I chose last January. The year before I was in a conference where I met Charlotte Siems, who is a T-Tapper and lost 112 pounds; she went from size 22 to size 6. I met her personally and she triggered in me to go and explore T-Tapping.

So, what is T-Tapping exactly?

“T-Tapp is the ideal anti-aging workout.”says Dr.Nicholas Perricone, MD. 

T-Tapp is a low impact workout that uses comprehensive, compound muscle movements to rebuild the body from the inside out, rather than weights and a lot of equipment. Did I hear you say; “I like that”?

This exercise is developed by Teresa Tapp and is named after her. The exercises use whole body isometric movement to build core strength, flexibility, balance and long, lean muscle tone. T-Tapp supports the lymph system, hormonal balance, and builds neurokinetic flow, important for optimum body function in all areas of life!

The isometric movements of T-Tapp build muscle density, not muscle bulk, and work to build the muscles along the spinal column. This is very important as we age and tend to become less active. Tests have also shown that certain T-Tapp movements can lower blood glucose levels dramatically.

I give my word on this workout! What I really do love about this is that less is more, which means that you get the best results when you are being moderate rather than obsessive with your exercise, building alignment and strength without lots of inflammation and without burning out.

Plus the great thing also is that there are no props or equipment needed except for a good pair of training shoes and a dvd player on your computer; that’s all.

Click Here if you are interested to know more about T-Tapp

You can watch the video for a great introduction on T-Tapp!

 

Comments

  1. This is my weakest link! My family members (children and husband) have been challenging me on this topic. I like the reminder Olga about Jesus walking 120 miles from Galilee to Jerusalem. Here I am complaining at 3 miles. Great post!

  2. Thanks for the info on T-Tapp… I was wondering about it. I’m an Insanity grad… and it is pretty much insane. Some days, I wish we did walk more, especially in a society that sits in front of a computer most of the day. Great post, Olga!

  3. Wow! This is so timely! As a family we have just started a ‘get fit’ program…nightly bike rides accompanied by a much healthier diet! Admittedly I am the one in most need of this as my husband has a physically challenged job and my granddaughter is very active in sports. And the best part is that I have the T-Tapp program already!! You have motivated me to dig it out and get busy!! Thanks!

  4. Carrie Huskey says:

    I like this article. I had gastric bypass surgery 2 years ago and throigh walkin and exercisin I lost over 100 lbs and am still losin. I don’t look like the same person. I used to weigh 316 lbs. Now I weigh 210lbs.

  5. Hey – thanks for this excellent information! I’ve not heard of T-Tap but I really like it ;). I followed along with the video and it sure felt great… I’m off to go and discover some more about this exercise system!

  6. GREAT information Olga!
    I had not heard of T-Tapping before and will be checking it out – THANK YOU!!!

  7. I have never tried this but it looks super cool! Thanks for the share 🙂

  8. Charles Allen says:

    Yes Olga exercise is very good for the body that’s were i fall behind at not getting enought about the only time i get it going to a shopping mall walking around or over to the lake.I remenber when i was 18 years old i would walk 40 miles a day and carry about 70 lbs on my back in Vietnam done that everyday for a year.just like jesus walked city to city every day and i was in good shape then but you know how things change when you get older you don’t think you need it but you should do a little every day.Charles

  9. Wonderful post, Olga. It’s true that our ancestor had a much more physically challenging lifestyle than most of us could imagine. I need to check into T-Tapp for sure! Thanks, Olga!

  10. I’m a groaner too, lol! I get a lot of exercise from my day job, otherwise I’d be in trouble. T-Tapp looks very interesting, thanks for the heads up! I think it’s great too that you reminded us that being in shape and getting physical exercise is a biblical principle.
    Thanks!

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