Looking for Reasons to Stay Active?
Your health…. isn’t rocket science. It’s all about implementing simple, easy-to-follow steps to slowly progress to a healthier you. One such step is for you to simply stay active – here’s why!
Get up, stay active and be healthy
Fitness is not just about weight loss and has other advantages that you may not realize.
Hundreds of interesting weight loss “facts” bombard you all day and you don’t know what to believe. Here are a few of the reasons to find fun in your daily workout routine and make you feel that now is the perfect time to start. Better late than never, trust me.
1. Let’s get physical to the beat of the music
Music is capable of doing wonders; even surprises you in unimaginable ways. Music has been proven to be a big motivator and a 2010 study found that cyclists worked harder when listening to upbeat music. Music definitely brings you into “the zone” and makes you want to move.
Nobody would disagree with that. Music can make your overall mood lively and an energetic tune can help you keep pace. Creating an optimal workout playlist will help you create the momentum needed for an effective workout.
2. No “fixed time” to exercise
There is nothing like exercising early in the morning on your porch as the sun rises. However, you should rest assured that your convenience is what matters the most when deciding when to exercise. There is no ‘best’ time for it. If you tend to not be a morning person, then finding the best time to exercise is up to you! Heck, it might put you in a better mood!
So grab your active wear and get comfortable wherever you feel like it and whenever you can find the time for it.
3. Linked to better sex
This fact will give many people all the more reason to start exercising. People who exercise more usually have higher self-esteem, confidence, and an overall higher fitness level. The rest goes unsaid.
4. Stop Yawning
What do I mean by that?
Fill yourself with renewed energy and always be on ‘the-go’ to achieve what you have planned for the day.
Even a mini-workout can shake off your slumber as blood flows to the brain and other parts of the body. Energy levels are at a high since the ‘feel-good’ hormone is released. Curb you desire to hit the bed and gear yourself up to get moving.
5. More muscle mass, more chances of losing calories
As you build up muscle, you will be burning more calories while sedentary. Start by simply adding one great, basic exercises in your daily life to get you started towards a healthier you. This will help you develop more muscle mass and give your body the toned look you have always wanted.
Your body fat gets converted to muscle and the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism rate and the more fat you burn while resting. Also, remember you are never too old to build muscle so don’t let your age deter you from getting stronger.
6. Get your creative juices flowing
Did you know that exercise can help you put on that thinking cap, naturally helping you to churn out innovative ideas? People who regularly exercise do a great deal better on creativity tests than those who follow a sedentary lifestyle as shown by a study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
The study went on to highlight the enhanced levels of divergent and convergent thinking that are believed to have been boosted, thanks to physical exercise!
The next time you need to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming board meeting or presentation, try to take a leisurely walk to get your thought process moving at the speed of light.
Finding motivation to get up, stay active, and exercise doesn’t necessarily need to be weight-loss related.
There are a lot of things to look forward to in life and usually when you are in shape and feel rejuvenated from inside you tend to perform better on all fronts. This is why you should be both intrinsically and extrinsically motivated to stay active!
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