Fitness Magazines.com had a cool article on the benefits of exercising. We all know it’s good for us, but it’s always motivating to read more reasons why you should be doing it! So here’s a few:
Immediate Mood Boost – your body produces endorphines, seratonin, dopamine and norepinepherine which leave you feeling energized and stress-free
Fight Off Sickness – everytime you workout your immune system gets stronger because your body sends out special proteins that protect from infections
Lower Blood Pressure – working out keeps your heart healthy and lowers your blood pressure for almost an entire day
Keeps You Focused – increases oxygen and blood to the brain
You Live Longer – adding only 30 minutes of cardio to your schedule 3 days a week can add 6 years to your life
And the more obvious is… Your gain lean muscle and are will stay (or become) more slim and fit
My main reason for working out is always just because I love the way it feels to have accomplished something challenging. I try not to have my main reason be for losing weight, etc. because all in all I just want to be healthy. I don’t pay attention to the scale, I pay attention to how my clothes fit and how I feel overall. I notice that if I miss a workout or eat unhealthy foods, I feel like crap the rest of the day. Even my husband notices the difference when I don’t get my workout in.
Plus, I like to remember that this is the only body you get. The body works so hard every day, your heart, your lungs and just to keep you going day in and day out. I feel it’s the least you can do to sort of take the stress off of it. You have to be good to your body so it will be good to you in years ahead.
Anyways, I love finding more reasons to keep up the good work and staying motivated! Just thought I’d send you all some motivation as well.
To read the whole article from Fitness Magazine click below.