4 Reasons To Hit the Gym…Consistently
Want to feel less tired? Think more clearly at work? Enjoy more time with your family and friends? How about enjoying a slice of cake without guilt? If you answered yes to any of these questions then a consistent gym schedule might be the solution. Consistently hitting the gym offers benefits far beyond the obvious. Don’t get me wrong, an improved shape is nice, though. If you’ve been looking for motivation to stay consistent with exercise and get back into fitness regularly, here are 4 fitness facts that may help encourage you.
1. Exercise Enhances Brainpower and Well-being
Not only does exercise improve your physique, it helps your brain function better. It has been shown that exercise increases energy levels and serotonin in the brain, which can lead to improved mental clearness and improved productivity. Improved productivity not only makes you a better worker, it can make interactions better with everyone in your life. More clarity when spending time with your spouse, children and friends helps you get more out of relationships which is beneficial to your brain, overall health and well-being.
2. Physical Fitness Dissolves Stress
Exercise produces a relaxation reaction that serves as a positive distraction in your life. It also helps elevate your mood and keep depression away. Again, you’re not the only person who will benefit from more happiness and less stress in your life. When you’re less stressed, you’re less irritable, and that could improve relationships with your partner, friends, kids, and co-workers.
3. Exercise Gives You Energy
Could exercising for half an hour at the gym in the morning change your whole day? Yes, because endorphin’s are released into your bloodstream during exercise which makes you you feel much more energized the rest of the day. And, when you improve your strength and energy, it’s easier to complete simple everyday tasks like lifting items or doing yard work. A common excuse among people is that they’re too tired to exercise. While exercise may make you feel more tired at first, this won’t last for long. The physical tiredness you feel after working out isn’t the same as everyday fatigue. Besides, once your body adjusts to exercise, you’ll have more energy than ever.
4. Better Tennis, Golf and Recreational Sports
You may also notice your newly revved up body in other ways too, especially while playing Philadelphia’s summer sports like golf, tennis, baseball or during a pick-up game of basketball. Consistent trips to the gym will help strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility, and improve your overall performance. Additionally, your balance and reaction time will get better.