We’ve all heard the same old song and dance of reasons we need to workout out, the reasons we need to get fit, and the reasons we need to eat healthy. Quite frankly, it’s like beating a dead horse. We get sick of hearing about it so much so that it has the opposite reaction to us. The result? Not working out. We end up sitting on the couch feeling sorry for ourselves reading yet another article of why we should work out. Let’s stop the cycle and get real with what is happening.
The Big Question
The big question is, “Why should I workout regularly?”– Is there really a point to working out regularly? The simple answer is yes to both. But not for the reasons that you think. The reasons of losing weight and being healthy are very generic. If you’re going to do something, you must know what you’re doing it for.
Depression is nothing to joke about. It’s serious and scary. Often times, people don’t know that they are even clinically depressed unless they’re diagnosed by a doctor but a study has shown that working out is just as effective as anti-depressant medications. In fact, the depression that these patients had lasted longer due to the effects of the medication.
Strengthens Your Heart
Your heart is a muscle and it clearly needs to be worked out too. When gym goers say that they are going to do cardio, what they are really saying is that they are strengthening their heart muscles enough to allow their heart to work less in the long run. During the workout, you may feel like you’re dying by your heart will thank you later.
Think of your muscles as a protective layer to your bones. While you may have weak, lose muscles, your bones are at risk for not having their first line of defense up– Your muscles. A great way to protect your bones? Workout. Bone density may not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to your to-do list, but it’s for sure one thing that you need to think about!
It Saves You Money
You’re probably thinking, “How does working out save me money?” Well, short answer? You’re healthy. There was a study shown that the health benefits to working out outweighed the bad, one big part of the study? Allergies. It’s said that if you workout for 30 minutes a day, you will reduce your sneezing, itching, coughing, and runny nose by 90%.
Do you ever have those days when you’ve done so much work that you’re literally dog tired? Those days when not only is your body tired, but so is your brain? Those are the days that you crawl into bed and sleep like a baby. Can you imagine having days like that all the time? Working out can give you the best night sleep you could ask for simply from tiring your body out in a healthy and natural way that doesn’t use medication.
Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem
When you first start your journey to a “new you”, more than likely you won’t see a ton of results. It will happen over time. But it isn’t just about physical appearance, it’s about what you feel as well. Think about it… If you’re able to run a mile in the beginning of your journey at around 10 minutes and you progress to a 7 minute mile, then obviously you’re going to feel better about yourself. You’ll see and feel results.
Prevents Sore Muscles
This is pure logic… But in the beginning, it may not work the way that logic says. If you’re body is used to a movement or motion then more than likely you won’t have the sore, achey feeling of not being able to move the next day (Yes, young bucks out there, that happens). While exercise doesn’t completely cure your pain, it will help to make it more bearable.
It Replenishes Brain Cells
You like that dope?? No, not that kind… I meant dopamine. The happy hormone that feeds the rest of your cells to produce more good cells. While working out, your body has the ability to make more cells. This pretty much means that you’ve upgraded your hard drive and have more room for storage.
For The Ladies
It Helps With PMS
Not sure if this is for the ladies or for the men… I mean, obviously, this tip is for those that suffer from bad monthly visitors– Aunt Flow. It’s proven that those that workout for 60 minutes for at least three times a week, had lesser mood swings and angry outbursts. Hormones can be awful and it’s hard to hold it back when you’ve got a semi-demon in you controlling your emotions. If you’re one to suffer from Aunt Flow, you may want to consider a workout routine!
While exercising may not cure every ailment there ever was, it does aid in a lot of the ailments out there. So when someone says that they are working out to get healthier, they mean it. Working out to get healthy, to lose weight is a legit reason to work out but it goes deeper than that.
If you didn’t have a good reason to workout before, you’ve got a list right here. While you don’t have to workout for these exact reasons, you may have other reasons of your own that you want to workout for. Let us know why you workout!Find Mobility Guardian on Google+