10 Good Reasons To Start Exercising Now
Exercise is cool
Look at the new breed of celebrity – David Beckham (football) James Anderson (cricket) Roger Federer (tennis). Do you think that they got where they are today by being a couch potato? These people train every day to keep their bodies in top physical condition.
Exercise is healthy
Without moving all the parts of your body you are surely going to seize up, shrivel and die.
Even simple walking, climbing stairs instead of taking the lift are going to help your heart to pump blood around your body and get that sluggish circulation going.
Take it one day at a time and begin slowly with simple routines. Make it interesting.
Exercise makes you feel good
Whenever you exercise your brain releases a chemical called endorphin which makes you feel happy. Your self esteem is raised.
Energy raises your energy levels
Yes there’s no doubt that energy begets energy.
When you spend too much time in front of the TV or computer you feel tired and drained. Just go for a brisk walk and feel the difference.
Exercise protects you from certain illnesses
Diabetes – certain types of this illness can be improved with exercise.
Your immune system will be stronger.
Exercise reduces weight
Your metabolism is increased leading to calories being used up faster.
Body fat is more likely to be maintained at the correct levels for your height and build if you partake in aerobic exercise. Three times a week for one hour is the start off point.
Exercise brings you into contact with other people
Join a gym, go for regular runs in the park where lots of joggers go, join a sports club, a walking group, mountaineering group, a tennis club, the list is endless.
Exercise can improve your sleep pattern
If you are using medication for insomnia, try aerobic exercise 4 times a week and cut out the medication.
Your sleep patterns should improve as the regular transition between the different cycles of sleep become smoother. You will also sleep more deeply.
Exercise stimulates the brain
Research has shown that those of us who exercise perform better mentally and children do better at school than their sluggish counterparts.
Exercise makes you look better
Exercise will bring a glow to your skin.
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