Exercising isn’t for everyone. In fact for some people they would rather poke their own eyes out than take part in any sort of physical activity. For some it’s because they aren’t good at sport and for others it’s because they simply don’t enjoy the whole getting really red and sweaty and feeling exhausted. However there are many great reasons why you should start exercising now. Below are the top four reasons why you should start straight away.
Exercise Makes You Happy
Exercising releases chemicals called endorphins which interact with receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. These endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body similar to that of morphine. If you’ve ever conversed with one of those gym fanatics you have probably heard them say they love the gym because it makes them feel amazing. Well now you know they are not crazy but actually feeling the effect from endorphins. Exercise is great for the mind in general and we require it as humans to keep muscles in good shape. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety are encouraged to exercise for these reasons, generally exercising makes you feel good.
Life is Much Easier if you are fit
Generally those who exercise regularly are stronger, leaner and happier than those who never exercise at all. Your fitness will typically be better than someone who rarely walks anywhere. You will find regular tasks much easier such as carrying heavy shopping, walking up several flights of stairs, running for a train or helping your boss or even friends to lift something heavy. Overall, being fit and healthy sets you up for an easier life.
Fitness Reinforces Dedication, Perseverance and Accomplishment
Dedicating yourself to a fitness goal and achieving it requires a lot of discipline and dedication. The entire process of physically challenging yourself and pushing your fitness further takes a lot of perseverance. Once you achieve your goals you get a satisfying sense of accomplishment. It sets a trend of hard work results in accomplishment and success. Therefore it is a great practice to implement into other aspects of your life as well.
This is one of the more obvious reasons to exercise yet it is one that most people pass off. Exercising is a huge part of living a healthy lifestyle and you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to take care of yourself. Although some people seem to get away with not exercising for years and it never affects them negatively, for example they don’t seem to gain weight and they don’t seem to be in bad health, it won’t be like that forever. Eventually, the way we behave in our youth catches up with us in our older years.