We are well aware that exercising and physical activity are good for our body and mind. But, we are always too lazy to move and to do something beneficial for ourselves. We keep finding reasons not to exercise, from not having enough money, to not having enough time. But, here are five reasons to start exercising.
You will be healthier
The first reason for you to start exercising is your health. If you exercise on a regular basis, you are reducing the risk of a heart attack. In the same time, you will strengthen your muscles and bones. By the time we are 30, our bone and muscle mass reaches its peak and afterward, we start to lose it. If you exercise regularly, you decrease your chance of getting osteoporosis. You will be stronger and more flexible. Exercise reduces your blood pressure and lowers diabetes risk. These are just some of the health benefits of exercise. One thing is for sure, if you exercise, you have more chance of living longer.
You will feel better
Besides being healthier, you will feel better about your inner self. After a stressful day at work, what can be better than hitting a gym? It will boost your confidence and will relieve you from stress. Besides, you will definitely be proud of yourself for accomplishing something new and good for you.
You will look better
Many people’s first motivation for exercising is losing weight and getting in shape. No matter what physical activity you involve yourself in, your appearance will improve. If you felt depressed because of some of your physical imperfections, now is time to end it. You will finally be able to wear all the clothes you always wanted.
Your brain activity will increase
With physical activity, your mental activity increases as well. Your memory will improve, you will feel younger and you will sleep better. Experts advise you not to exercise too close to your bedtime.
You will get to know new people
Physical activities can be a great way for social interaction. You can meet new people who share similar interests as you and you can motivate each other to keep exercising. This can be a path to life-lasting friendship. You may also meet the love of your life in the gym, you never know.