Once you get into the routine of working out regularly, you will start to love it. But in the beginning, it will likely be miserable and you will lack motivation. Stick with it, and eventually, it will become a habit. There are many reasons why you should work out regularly, and we are not just talking about the benefits of losing weight.
In our last blog, we looked at a few of the many benefits that exercise can provide. These included everything from reducing symptoms of anxiety to stronger bones. Those benefits were just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many benefits to exercising regularly, and you want to know the best part? There are virtually no downsides! That’s right, working out, as long as you do exercises correctly and don’t push yourself too hard, can only help you. Does that make you want to add exercise to your daily routine? If not, we will give you a few more reasons to!
In this blog, we are just going to add to the list from our previous blog. We will give you even more benefits that working out can offer. Read on and make this simple but important lifestyle change today!
You may be thinking that regular exercise should make you feel more fatigued, not less. But working out can actually help you feel more awake than not hitting the gym! An article from Time mentions a study done at the University of Georgia. This study found that people who seemed to be more inactive could lower their levels of fatigue by about 65 percent when they started doing low-intensity workouts. If you have a desk job and suffer from the afternoon slumps, trying going for a brisk walk on your lunch break or workout at BodyPlex before heading back to the office, you will be amazed at home much more energized you will feel right off the bat. Just imagine how you would feel if you worked out daily!
Along with feeling less tired, working out regularly can also help you get a better night of sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, exercise may be your answer. Think about how well you slept as a kid and how much of the day you spent running around aimlessly, using up all of your energy. The physical activity helped you to burn up energy so you could sleep better. Just because you are older doesn’t mean this concept still doesn’t work.
Now you may be thinking, doesn’t working out make you less fatigued? How will it make you tired enough to enjoy a great night’s sleep? Well, that is the trick! You have to plan your workouts strategically so that you don’t try to go to bed while stimulated from your workout. An article from ABC Health & Wellbeing states that the best times to workout are in the morning, but if you do work on in the afternoon, make sure to finish no less than two hours before you hit the hay!
An article from Greatist mentions a recent study that found that regular cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways to protect your eyes and prevent age-related vision loss. If you wear contacts or glasses already, you know how annoying it is not having good vision. Try to keep your eyes from getting any worse by adding regular physical activity to your daily routine!
Saves You Money
At BodyPlex Fitness, we know that a lot of people turn away from gym memberships because they are pricey, even though we do offer a free trial! But we will get to that later. Working out can help prevent health problems down the road. The Greatist article mentions that a Fortune 500 company estimated that every dollar spent on preventative health, which includes exercise, can save $2.71 in future health costs. So, while you may be paying more upfront for a membership, you will be saving in the long run while also benefiting in many different ways.
Reduces Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is not easy to live with, but regular workouts can make it easier for you to manage your chronic pain. The Greatist article mentions that research has shown that moderate exercise programs can offer both short- and long-term improvements to people with chronic pain. While exercise may not cure your chronic pain, it can make it easier to live with and manage.
The Time article also mentions the benefits that working out has on back pain. If you do the right kinds of exercises, such as strength training, you can reduce your back pain. Exercise can also help protect your body from injuries. That seems like a win-win! If you are not sure how to do the right workouts to help your pain without making it worse, our expert trainers can help make sure you are doing the right workouts with the right form.
If you want clear and beautiful skin, working out may help you get that extra boost of glow. There are many beauty benefits to working out. An article from Everyday Health mentions a few of the many ways that working out can help your skin, as well as your hair! Exercising provides your skin with oxygen-rich blood, leaving your skin glowing. Working out can also help reduce acne breakouts. Since working out boosts circulation, it can help remove toxins from your body. Sweating can clean out your pores and working out can correct hormonal imbalance that causes acne in adults. This will help leave your skin clear and smooth.
Exercise can even help your hair. The improved blood flow can help your hair stay strong and healthy. The hair follicles are stimulated by the blood flow, which is full of nutrients, and promotes growth.
Like we said, there are many different reasons why working out should be part of your daily routine. With so many benefits, we wonder why so many people avoid exercising. Of course, you are not going to experience these benefits right after your first workout in years. But as you start working out more and more, you will notice these changes in your life. Plus, you will likely be losing weight and gaining muscle!
If you have been wanting to get on the exercise train for a while, now is the time! At BodyPlex Fitness, you will have access to a full gym, expert employees, group workout classes, and so much more! Start your free trial today and begin your journey to a happier, healthier, and better life. Contact us with any questions you may have!