I attached the picture of these 50 reasons to exercise to give some incentive to move your body regularly. But I also want to share with you the benefits that I've enjoyed since committing to daily exercise. Here are a few of the changes I see happening in my body the more I exercise:
- I have more energy
- I have no joint, muscle or foot pain
- I can walk for hours without tiring out
- I have much more confidence
- I feel better in my clothes
- I think my posture is better
- I sleep more deeply
- I feel stronger
- I lose weight more consistently
These are the benefits I've enjoyed since I began my daily routine. It feels like a habit now. It's a priority in my life and so far, I have not gone to bed without first going to the gym. Some nights I've gone at 10:30. I try not to be that late because by the end of the day I'm tired but it's important to me to keep up my momentum.
If weight loss is your goal, exercise alone will not get you there. Proper nutrition is 80-90% of the formula for successful weight loss. Exercise will help to accelerate your efforts a little but don't count on it to do the whole job. Exercise helps to develop muscle and maintaining muscle takes more calories than maintaining fat takes. As your muscles develop, while muscle weighs more than fat, muscle takes up less space so your body becomes smaller. Women don't have enough testosterone to build large muscles but we can certainly tone what's there.
Exercise delays the aging process, helps to ward off many illnesses, keeps your balance and coordination, helps to keep your brain sharp along with many other benefits. But the biggest one of all is it makes me feel really good. I now understand the runner's high. I don't run but I do get a feeling of euphoria after I have exercised. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I've logged another day at the gym. And every time I take a long walk it just makes it better.
So why not take that plunge? If you've been making excuses to neglect your daily exercise, you aren't doing yourself any favors. Start out slow then increase as you get stronger. It doesn't take long to feel the impact and the benefit. You deserve to feel and look your best. Give that gift to yourself.
Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that you won't be able to wear the same clothes on New
Year's that you wore at the beginning of the feeding frenzy we call the holiday season? Are you worried that you might undo all the good you have done recently for your health? Do you think you might go off the rails with your food choices? Do the holidays get really stressful and cause you to make food choices that may not be very healthy?
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