Even though it has become very popular during the time of Covid, many are still are NOT exercising/moving enough or even at all, which I feel can ABSOLUTELY set someone up for failure because if our body isn't optimized by too much sitting, then our brain isn't getting the max amount of oxygen and cerebral blood flow it needs to work to its best level, and movement (even low-impact exercises like yoga and tai chi work beautifully) is required for that to happen.
Luckily, we now know that cardio-based workout programs are greatly beneficial to not only our physical bodies, but to our physical brains as well, and ironically, thanks to Covid, there's a plethora of different style online classes for everybody to find something that interests them for the long-term that will help them stay active for at least 20 minutes a day, EVERY DAY!
Working out and exercising efficiently (using a style that compliments our abilities and supports our future fitness goals) literally makes us better people from the inside out every single time we do it. It strengthens the very foundational building blocks of all that we are and all that we are capable of as individuals. Very basic, perhaps, yet continually overlooked as a VITAL step for both short and long-term success in the most rudimentary of way; and I always take the opportunity to bring forth awareness for people to keep looking for ways to include exercising into their daily lives, and their family's. Don't give up finding ways to getting healthy and stay fit. Physically AND mentally. Why should people give a damn? "Americans are dying of heart disease and strokes at a rising rate in middle age, normally considered the prime years of life. An analysis of U.S. mortality statistics by The Wall Street Journal shows the problem is geographically widespread. Death rates from cardiovascular disease among people between the ages of 45 and 64 are rising in cities all across the country, including in some of the most unlikely places. In the Journal’s analysis, three metro areas east of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains — Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley — recorded some of the biggest increases. Death rates in each rose almost 25%." Source: https://www.protectpatientsblog.com/yup-you-may-suffer-heart-disease-even-while-surrounded-by-fitness-fanatics/