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20 Reasons to Get Fit Now!

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20 Reasons to Get Fit Now

  1. Heart Health: Getting the blood pumping helps in reducing blood pressure and strengthens your heart and cardiovascular health.
  2. Muscle Tone: Regular exercise tones your muscles meaning that your body is more effective at performing future exercises and minimising injury from everyday tasks like picking up and carrying a child.
  3. Appearance: Muscle tone and weight loss obviously attribute to this but regular exercise can make you look and feel more attractive.
  4. Libido: Regular exercise is often said to have an aphrodisiac quality, perhaps this is because you are better rested, looking good and happier.  Whatever the reason, this can’t be a bad thing.
  5. Sleep: The chemicals your body releases when exercising help you to relax and improve sleep.   The more exercise you do the better the effect is.  Just make sure you don’t exercise right before bed as your body needs time to wind down.
  6. Enhance your mood and beat depression: Exercise releases endorphins, often termed the ‘feel good’ chemical.  Although a connection between exercising and managing depression is debatable there is enough opinion to suggest that those suffering depression or mood issues should give it a go.
  7. Time out: Exercise can give you that much-deserved break from your stressful job, the kids, the bills, the in-laws or anything else that plays on your mind.
  8. Social Contact: Playing sport in a team,  tennis with a friend or simply going for a walk with your partner ensures you get out of the house and socialise.
  9. Disease Prevention: Studies have shown that regular exercise can reduce the risk of many diseases including Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Colon Cancer and Diabetes.
  10. Weight Management: Regular exercise along with a healthy, balanced diet is the key to maintaining your weight.  Try not to focus on weight loss when exercising as muscle weighs more than fat and striving to loss ‘x’ amount by ‘x’ date can burn you out.  Instead put the scales in the cupboard and focus on building muscle tone and fitting your clothing better.
  11. Energy Levels: Feeling tired and lethargic? Get some exercise.  This is one of the tougher motivators as obviously if you feel like a couch potato getting up and exercising is a big ask.  Try small steps – a walk around the block daily and build this up.  You will soon find the energy you have missed so much.
  12. Challenge and Competition: Regular exercise can bring challenge and competition back into your life.  Strive to reach a goal – 10 push ups, a 5 km run or even a half marathon; or take up a team sport and relish the opportunity to win.
  13. Manage Cholesterol: Exercise can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of developing high cholesterol which is a factor in heart disease and strokes.
  14. Self Esteem: With an toned and healthy body, increased libido, better sleep and moods and a sense of satisfaction in achieving your exercise goals watch your self esteem soar.
  15. Role Model: It doesn’t matter who you are we are almost all role models in some way – Mums, Dads, Teachers, Mentors, Aunts, Uncles, Leaders or underdogs.  Just think about how satisfying it would be if you were the motivation for someone else to get off the couch and get fit.
  16. Manage Stress: Stress pumps your body full of adrenaline and without exercise this can be hard to reduce resulting in sleeplessness and anxiety.  Exercise helps ‘burn off’ the adrenaline in turn allowing you to manage your stress levels more effectively.
  17. Improved Immune Function: Research suggests that regular moderate exercise increases our body’s natural bacterial fighting cells in turn boosting our immunity.
  18. Co-ordination and Balance: Exercise can help to improve your co-ordination and balance.  As children we do many activities that build co-ordination and balance skills but too often these are put by the wayside as we get older and these abilities decrease as a result.
  19. Back Pain: Back pain can often be caused by a lack of core muscle tone.  Regular exercise helps to tone your torso and improves your posture and back strength.
  20. There are no more excuses. Now you can workout anywhere, anytime.  With WorkoutRightNow’s exercise guides, videos and audio downloads there really are no more excuses.

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