#5 A Good Example
If you’ve got little people in your life or people that depend on you, more than likely, you’ve got eyes on you. While setting a good example to those around you isn’t necessary, it is something that you do want to consider when it comes to a positive image. Remember when you were younger and your parents said, “Image is everything” and you thought they were being shallow? Maybe they were, but a healthy body image not only sets a good example for those around you, but for yourself as well.
#4 More of Everything
Remember last paragraph when I said about setting a good example for yourself? In setting that good example, you find more self-confidence with how you feel and how you look. While you can be accepting of other and all body types, a chemical in your brain encourages you to be proud of yourself when you’ve hit the goals that you want to hit.
With the confidence factor, you’ve also got the sleep factor. Doing cardio allows your body to come down from a natural high. They say that after a workout, the change in body temperature helps you fall asleep. From the workout, you’ve basically tired yourself out. With better sleep, you’ve also got a new found energy.
#3 Less Problems
Where you get more confidence, better sleep, and more energy, you’ll also get less of other stuff too. They always say less is more and in this case, that isn’t true. This is less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff. The less is listed below:
- Reduced stress
- Reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer
- Temporary relief from depression and anxiety
Strength isn’t always about the biggest muscles or the ability to dead lift 100 pounds no issue. The real strength comes from within– While that is where beauty comes from too, maybe we need to take the hint. Strength and beauty comes from within.
The number one thing that cardio strengthens is your heart and lungs. You heart is the biggest muscle that has one of the hardest jobs in your body. Don’t neglect it by not working out. This isn’t saying that you have to be a cardio buff, working out 24/7. This is just saying that more than likely, finding a cardio workout routine that fits you and your schedule will.
Not only does cardio exercise your lungs and heart, but it also increases muscle mass to protect your bones, thus increasing bone density.
#1 Weight Loss
While there are many reasons to workout, many workout to lose weight. But did you know, cardio is the one thing that may get you where you want to be, fit wise. Weight loss is the number one reason people workout. Weight loss is also the number one reason people stop working out too.
Once one hits a goal weight, they think that their journey is over. But in fact, the journey is just beginning. Cardio is the best workout for weight loss. It promotes you to challenge yourself and your body to get the desired results that you want to see.
Here are the key points that we’ve gone over:
- Set a good example.
- More confidence.
- Better sleep.
- More energy.
- Less stress.
- Less risk for cancer.
- Lessened depression and anxiety.
- Stronger heart and lungs.
- Stronger bone density.
- Weight loss.
If you’re thinking about a cardio routine, go for it. If you’ve got health issues that you may be concerned about, consult with your doctor before making any major changes in your daily workout routine. Find the cardio routine that works best for you and your body. Tell us your favorite cardio routine! We’d love to hear from you!Find Mobility Guardian on Google+