When’s the last time you got in a nice, hard workout session?
Unfortunately, for too many of us, it’s been too long. We’ve forgotten how good it feels to feel physically tired, sweaty, and happy at the end of a challenging bout of exercise.
Luckily, we’re here to remind you about all the good reasons why working out should become a regular part of your lifestyle.
Here are five reminders to get up, get moving, and do it regularly.
1. Look Great
Working out regularly can help you shed excess fat, tone up your muscles, and improve the appearance of your skin, nails, and hair. Challenging your muscles and burning calories can help you drop unsightly cellulite, and help you build muscle for a better physique.
Improved circulation to small capillaries in the skin, cuticles, and hair beds will bring nutrients to these tissues, ensuring sure you always look your best. You’ll sleep better at night, ensuring you wake up looking more refreshed.
2. Physical Vitality
With only a 20-30 minute regular exercise routine you can decrease your chances of developing all the major diseases of the organ systems including diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and more.
You’ll be able to not only stay disease-free but also enjoy your body more too. Exercise has been shown to improve overall sexual function, including increased libido and performance for both men and women.
3. Optimize Mental Performance and Well Being
Feeling tired, unable to concentrate, and barely able to stay awake even after your triple strength caffeinated beverage?
Exercise helps fight fatigue, poor concentration, and brain fog in as little as one session.
Over time, regular exercise will help you be more creative, have more energy and get better sleep, not to mention improve your memory and other mental functioning. You’ll be getting more done in no time! Plus, you’ll have the added benefits of improved mood and emotional regulation.
4. Fight Signs of Aging
Exercise can help fight the effects of aging, like hair loss, bone shrinkage, and poor eyesight. Studies have shown active older men’s muscles are similar to those on a cellular level of a 25 year old’s. Their muscles were also more resilient to inflammatory damage than those of inactive men. That’s about as close to a fountain of youth as you can get!
5. Live Longer
By exercising, not only will you live better, you will also live longer. By making sure you stay flexible, keeping up your physical endurance, and challenging your muscles you will increase your chances of staying happy and healthy for many years to come.
As you progress, you’ll want to include a challenge to your cardiovascular endurance, your flexibility, and your strength in your routine. Find something you love to do, like a sport or a Zumba class and commit to doing it regularly. Even 5 to 10 minutes every day can have drastic effects.
So, what are you waiting for?