The first thing you will notice about us is that we are fanatics for fitness. That’s why we LOVE fitness training. So much so, we could give you a whole list of reasons. We believe that fitness is not a destination but a way of life. Fitness, to us, is not synonymous with weight but to health. We believe in exercising to be fit and not skinny; we focus on health and not weight. And we try to spread this idea of fitness to as far as we can.
But let’s face it: While you know hitting the gym is good for you, sometimes fitness training can become boring and tiresome. Those New Years resolutions are quickly forgotten and gathering up the energy to workout becomes non-existent.
Trust us, we understand that exercise is hard work, it’s time-consuming and your body aches.
However, when you get past the first few months, your body starts to get accustomed and before you know it, your mundane and painful gym days are over, and you are up and ready to hit the gym. Gym life gets better with time as you start to get acquainted with people, you make a bond with your trainer or workout buddies. The reason to love your workout regime has all the goodness added into it.
So here a few reasons why we love working out, and you should too!
People that love working out are happier
You’ll feel awesome after you exercise. Immediately. Intensely. Unequivocally. Study after study confirms the direct relationship between exercise and an increase in feel-good hormones—one study found high-intensity exercise has a similar impact on your brain to cocaine. Other research suggests physical activity can help manage depression.
Once you finally stop procrastinating and really begin doing something to enhance your wellness, however little, you’ll feel a feeling of achievement and pride in your capacity to roll out positive changes in your life. In addition, a trimmer waistline, clearer skin, and more prominent physical ability can all lead to a more prominent self-assurance.
Your whole body benefits
Do you know that feeling you will get at the end of a workout when your face is slightly flushed, your heart-rate is up and you’ve broken a sweat? You’ve exerted yourself, working your body and you’re just about to welcome those super happy and positive endorphin feelings that come in when you finish. Endorphins are free happiness. They are better than coffee. Better than a treat. They are naturally delicious feel-good vibes that make everything seem better. Live for those. You’ll get them every time you put the effort in to work out.
You’ll start loving the mirror
Everyone who joins the gym has an aim; be it losing weight, getting shredded, staying agile, or keeping their current physique. After those lengthy workout sessions and litres of sweat lost, when you stand in front of the mirror you can take pride in yourself and say those magical three words “I have done it”. The joy of seeing yourself achieve a feat that you weren’t even sure of is one of the best feelings in the World.
You’re going to be hard-pressed to find someone who works out just to feel better—they want to look better too. And for the record, I’m not mad at that. Looking better is a perfectly fine reason to work out—and it’s a strong motivator.
It helps you sleep better
Do you have a hard time falling asleep, or do you tend to wake up several times during the night? Research has shown that people who exercise at least 150 minutes a week sleep significantly better, and also feel more energized during the day.
In the fast and busy lives that we are living, we all lack sound sleep. In spite of being aware that sleep is essential to good health and mental performance, we tend to ignore it, thanks to our addiction to gadgets. Indulging yourself in exercising or outdoor games helps to relieve stress and tires us out physically, both of which help to promote sound sleep and fitness.
Music becomes a great motivator
Music is one of the best go-to options that is used to uplift one’s mood. There’s a reason why you see so many people wearing earphones at the gym: Music is a huge motivator, Use music to improve your results. People exercise longer and more vigorously to music, and it distracts them from fatigue. When you need the motivation to get out the door, put your headphones on and get inspired to sweat.
The health benefits – obviously
We become healthier when we work out, not just because of muscle gain and fat loss, but also because we boost our immune system. Studies have found a link between regular exercise and a stronger immune system. Some studies suggest that working out can even help us prevent catching a cold. Being fit is one of the best ways to prevent sickness. Regular physical activities or meditation lower the risk of many serious illnesses and boost your immune system. You might just have a few more years added to your life to do all the things you wanted to do!
Perform better at work
Could the key to being more productive and happier at work lie in exercise? Well yes, the benefits of working out show that those employees who worked out before work or during their lunch hour reported feeling less stress and being happier and more productive than days when they skipped a workout. Not only that, but they also performed better on exercise days. It’s the perfect excuse for a lunchtime stroll or walking meeting.
And that is why you should start working out today!
Just like the mental roadblock at the beginning where if you don’t workout regularly, you’re always feeling like a beginner, the key to success is just to commit. Put it on your calendar. Cancel social plans if you need to. Set your alarm an hour early before work. Just do it. Put one foot in front of the other to maintain a workout schedule at a minimum of three times a week and you will reap the benefits. You will! Trust me!
We were only given one body. It is our machine. If we want to live to our utmost, ready to conquer all that life has in store, we must properly fuel and maintain this beautiful, perfectly designed machine.