I know you have probably heard a lot of the propaganda as to why you should get off your ass and work out. They say working out helps you to maintain lean body tissue, helps you look sexy, and the list goes on and on.
The truth is, anybody can work out for whatever reason they want. It can be to attract the opposite sex, reduce stress, build self-confidence or improve a sport.
My reason for writing this article is to motivate more people to get their ass to the gym today or at least make exercise a regular everyday habit. Whether you do it at home, at a park or the gym, it’s entirely up to you.
But some people just aren’t bothered and make all kinds of excuses and procrastinate when it comes to exercises.
My Reason For Working Out
The main reason I go to the gym is to increase strength, build muscle, improve health, look good and of course to reach my fitness goals.
I love working my butt off in the gym, I am passionate about it and nothing tastes as good as being fit feels.
If you aren’t used to working out it can be quite tedious, especially if you’re not sure what you’re doing.
Maybe you just don’t have the motivation to work out. If that’s the case, get yourself a workout buddy to make exercise more enjoyable and worthwhile.
1. Reduce Stress
Exercise will reduce your stress. When you have are a hard day at work, try to do a 30-minute cardio session. Trust me, it’s better to do little than do less.
Get up an hour earlier every morning and go for that 20-minute jog or join a gym.
You will feel a lot better throughout the day if you make exercise a part of your daily routine.
2. More Energy
When you feel lazy, almost everything goes wrong. You put things off that you were supposed to do.
Exercise gives you the energy to get through a busy day. It will feel a lot more rewarding to put your feet up at the end of the day when you got all the important stuff done.
So instead of relying on caffeine to boost your energy, a good workout will make you seem more energized for the rest of your day.
3. Look Good
Not only does exercise make you lose weight, you will also look better in the clothes you wear. If you’re a woman, you might want to look good in those skinny jeans or tight skirt so you don’t have to keep wearing that long dress that covers up most of your body.
If you’re a guy, there is nothing worse than wearing baggy trousers with your belly hanging over it. When you lose all that weight, you can throw away the baggy jeans and buy yourself a pair that fits perfectly and makes you look thin.
Being overweight can make you feel self-conscious in social situations, but when you lose the weight, you will find yourself being the life and soul of any party you go to. At least when Christmas rolls around, you won’t feel guilty about binge eating for just one day.
4. Slows Down the Aging Process
As you get older your metabolism slows down, so exercise is an excellent way to slow down the aging process and keep you feeling young and fresh.
5. Sleep Better
Whenever I work out, I never have a problem getting a good night’s rest.
6. It’s Fun
For me, the only time exercise isn’t so enjoyable is when I didn’t get a good sleep the night because so I’m feeling tired. Other than that, exercise is a lot of fun, especially when you have a training partner to do it with you.
7. It Strengthens Your Memory
A recent study from the journal behavioral brain research shows that regular, steady state cardio such as brisk walking or jogging resulted in higher blood levels of hormones that is associated with a strong memory.
8. Reduces The Risk of Cancer
According to Research done at the National Cancer Institute, exercise lowers risk of endometrial and breast cancer.
9. Feel More Confident
After all that hard work from working out at the gym, while gaining strength and muscle, it’s no wonder why you wouldn’t feel more confident in yourself and your abilities. And of course the more your friends and family compliment on your body, the more confident you will feel.
10. Improves Your Mood
If you find yourself sitting at home doing nothing but feeling anxious or depressed, a 20 minute walk or jog can boost your mood and make you feel happier and more relaxed.
We all have a bad day, but I’ve found exercise a great way to relax our minds so that we can come up with a solution to any problems in our lives.
Anytime I feel stressed, I put on my trainers and head out for a 20-minute jog and that always puts me in a better mood than before. There is nothing quite like having that spring in your step that you get from running or jogging. Feels great!
So if you’re not into the whole gym scenario that’s perfectly okay, but as long as you get off your ass and make an effort to work out a few times per week. Trust me, you will be doing your body a huge favor when you do.