For many of us, exercising or working out is a way of life. Simply put, it is a part of our lifestyle and part of our everyday routine. Just like brushing our teeth. With exercise, we experience positive effects, such as stress reduction and beneficial achievements, such as knowing that we are doing something good for this mass of skin, bones and muscles we are walking around in.
But what about those individuals who aren’t quite sure WHY they should begin or continue an exercise program? I wonder if many of these folks truly understand the many reasons and healthy benefits for adding physical activity to their lives. Perhaps if they did, they would be willing to give it a try.
If you have a friend or a family member who needs some encouragement and support, sharing some of the reasons below for why they should exercise may be a great starting point for a conversation.
Heck, it may even be YOU who needs a little inspiration on why physical activity should be an important part of your daily schedule.
Continue on to read a list of 30 reasons why you should exercise. Keep in mind, this is just a small list compared to the dozens of other reasons physical fitness and overall wellness can be transformative to your overall lifestyle.
30 Reasons Why You Should Exercise
1. Reduces stress
2. Improves concentration
3. Burns calories
4. Strengthens your heart
5. Improves eating habits
6. Lowers high blood pressure
7. Improves lung function
8. Helps with digestion
9. Improves confidence in yourself
10. Eases back pain
11. Helps circulate blood in the body
12. Lowers risk of developing heart disease
13. Makes you feel happier
14. Helps with concentration
15. Increases endorphins
16. Reduces fatigue
17. Improves balance
18. Maintains range of motion in legs, arms and torso
19. Lowers risk of diabetes
20. Decreases urge to snack out of boredom
21. Improves joint function
22. Maintains knee, hip & shoulder functions
23. Helps start your day off energized
24. Helps relax you for bedtime or restful sleep
25. Reduces anxiety or worry
26. Strengthen muscles
27. Increases flexibility
28. Reduces the risk of catching a cold or virus
29. Advances mental abilities
30. Expands energy level for longer periods of time
Share with Me
If physical fitness is already a part of your lifestyle, share with me some of YOUR reasons for doing it. What do you like about it? What benefits of exercise do you like seeing or feeling?
Do you know someone who would benefit from reading this list? Please share it with them!!
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