Let’s face it: Most people that engage in an exercise program do it to physically look good. Rarely do people think about the benefits beyond looking good. I’ve always favored the phrase ‘fitness and beyond’. However, I’m more passionate about that whole ‘beyond’ part and that’s what I’m going to offer you in the next few seconds. It’s time for you to get acquainted with some fitness facts and benefits of exercising that most people either don’t know about or don’t talk about. So, let’s talk about the top five things about exercise beyond just looking good. Here we go:
Fact #1: Mind, Body & Spirit
The human being has three different components — Mind, body and spirit; much like a ‘tripod’. A tripod has three legs. If you take away any one of those legs, the tripod is going to fall. It’s not going to be able to perform the function that it should perform. The human being is the same exact way and regular exercise balances these three elements.
Fact #2: Exercise Boosts Brian Power
It releases a brain chemical called serotonin, which allows you to think clearer, faster and longer.
Fact #3: Exercise Gives You Energy
It produces a chemical called ‘endorphins’ which allows you to feel energized. That’s why most people workout during the day. Because then you’ll have that sustained feeling of energy throughout the day. There’s always that three o’clock low and we want to take a nap, you will be able to break through that by exercising.
Fact #4: Movement Melts Away Stress
It releases a relaxation response within the body. This response heightens your mood, allows you to feel happier, and keeps depression at bay. Let me ask you this — How do you think your relationships will be if you felt better? Yes, you guessed it right, they’d be awesome!
Fact #5: Exercise Helps Ward Off Disease
It strengthens your immune system. It can slow and prevent osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, strokes and heart disease.
To me these five facts are a lot more vital than just looking good. Like I said, l would love to look good too. But what good is looking good if you can’t think straight, you‘re tired, depressed, or sick? It’s not going to work.
I hope I was able to provide some inspirational information here that may motivate you to improve your lifestyle and set some fitness goals. Have a healthy day! 😉