he number on the scale isn’t the only reason to exercise. If your only goal is to lose weight, you might not stick with your workout regimen because that is not enough motivation to keep it up. I always tell my clients that there are plenty of reasons to exercise, and your motivation shouldn't be based only on what you weigh but how you perform and feel. Regular exercise is a big part of a healthy lifestyle and you should commit to it for a longer life. Here are a few more reasons to get moving:
Exercise produces a natural high and feel-good chemicals called endorphins are released in your body. These endorphins spark a positive, euphoric feeling. Did you ever realize how you feel after a workout ? Your mood is better and you have a better sense of life. Your sweat session brings out the best in you!
When you exercise you feel better, you look better, you get stronger, you feel a sense of accomplishment, and that rush of endorphins has a ripple effect on everything you do. When you feel better, you feel empowered and more confident. You now feel more energy and can have the ability to continue on your day. Along with feeling better you now reap the cognitive benefits of exercise. Even moderate walking helps boost cognitive functions like reasoning, memory, attention span, and the expansion of information and knowledge.
The Fountain of Youth isn’t some magical water source; it’s exercise! When we exercise we infuse our bodies with better health, boost energy levels, feel better, and look better. We can't stop the clock but we can slow it down.We reach our peak bone and muscle mass by the time we’re 30, and by our 40s we begin to lose it. With proper nutrition and regular exercise, specifically resistance training by lifting weights and/or body resistance training several days a week, you can slow and even reverse this process. Keeping your bones and muscles strong also helps you stay more aerobically fit, leaner, and decreases your chances of osteoporosis.
Better cardiovascular health? Check. Stronger muscles and bones? Check. More energy and confidence? Check. These are just a few of the important reasons to exercise, but feeling happier is one of my favorites. And all you have to do is get off of the couch and start moving. You got this. Now get up and get to it!