According to the American Physical Activity Guidelines, a person should do a thirty minute exercise five days in a week.
Everyone has 168 hours in a week, which takes only two and half to live a better, healthier and longer life. Fitness is a lifestyle which you should incorporate in your daily routine just like showering.
Most people exercise either to lose weight, look better or have a healthy shape but actually there is more in exercising.
First, exercise reduces the risk of chronic diseases. When you exercise you put on muscles, making the ligaments stronger hence you’ll look ten times better.
You will lose fat in places you don’t want like the arms, stomach, legs, love handles and in the inside too. The visceral fats (surrounding your internal organs) can be lethal.
Secondly, exercise makes you smarter. The heart pumps more oxygen to the brain and body providing a nourishing environment for growth of new brain cells. For this,you have to inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
Starting your day with exercising will prepare you for any kind of mental stress you encounter during the day. It also increases retention of new information, improving your memory and giving reactions to complex situations.
Additionally, working out improves your mental health by treating depression, stress and anxiety. This happens when you produce more endorphins, which makes you feel good and act as a natural painkiller. They improve your alertness and concentration and improve your ability to sleep.
Lastly, exercise instills and boosts your confidence. When you exercise you start to see physical and mental changes. Being happy for how you look is essential for your confidence, when you look good, you feel good.
It’ll be easier to socialize with new people thus opening opportunities. Confidence is contagious; people will want to be around you. It will be a opportunity to inspire others.
You have to be consistent and discipline to reap the above benefits. Discipline is a decision. It’s like a muscle, the more you use it the easier it will be. Discipline is habitual. You have to plan your day and fix time for exercise, it can be something you love for instance playing soccer.
Working out isn’t a punishment, it’s a blessing. Health isn’t a one-size-fits all and may not look the same for everyone, but it is something worth fighting for.
As long as you incorporate fitness into your life, your future self will thank you.