The reason you should work out regularly is because it will extend the longevity of your life. And if we’re going to live longer, we may as well live a healthy life.
Working out at the gym or at home or anywhere you can find space is one of the most important things you can do for yourself when it comes to your health. The days of just working your 9-5 job (is that even a real thing anymore?), getting home, eating dinner, and watching a little Netflix and doing this every single day without experiencing ANY health issues is over. And we were never designed to function like this in the first place!
Not incorporating some form of physical activity in your daily life is like playing russian roulette with the quality of your health and life from a long-term perspective.
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes a week just to maintain a healthy heart. What does that mean to the average person who doesn’t spend an hour at the gym every day? It’s simple: 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. You have 24 hours in a day and that is less than 2% out of your daytime wise.
What are the benefits of working out and regular exercise?
These are the many health benefits of exercise and why it is mandatory for you to make this a permanent staple in your life, starting right here:
- It helps control your weight
- It reduces the risk of heart disease
- Improves your mental health and mood
- It helps manage your blood sugar and insulin levels
- Relieves Stress
- It gives you confidence which can permeate in other areas of your life
- It can help prevent, reduce, and manage many health problems and concerns such as stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, many types of cancers, arthritis, etc.
Finding Motivation to get moving
Personally, there are days where I don’t want to work out at all, and I’d rather be doing something more entertaining, or mindless. We all have those days. But I tell you every time I feel that way, once I force myself to exercise and I get it done, I ALWAYS feel better. The hardest part when you don’t want to exercise is forcing yourself when your mind and body would rather be doing something else.
TIP: “Need some extra motivation to get moving?
Get yourself in the mood to work out! Plan ahead – pre-set times
in your day and week, and make a commitment to yourself to
stick to the plan!” – Obi Obadike CFT, SFN, M.S.
But once you do it, I guarantee that you always feel better once you are done and once you have fulfilled a goal that you haven’t broken. It’s like taking a nice hot shower to clean yourself after being dirty. When you’re done you feel so good and it’s the same analogy for working out.
What is considered ‘exercise’?
Any type of physical activity that requires you to move and not sit on your butt (or sedentary for elongated periods of time) is a form of exercise. Whether it be dancing, walking, doing yard work, running around at the park with your kids, playing volleyball, playing basketball, or walking up and down the stairs in your home. The most important thing is to pick a form of exercise that you enjoy doing and start off with those 3 -4 days a week and build from there. ANY simple form of exercise a day keeps the doctor away (and so does an apple haha).
Are you succeeding at reaching your weight management goals? Are you finding the motivation to start exercising, or keep challenged once you’re moving? Did you know that it takes at least 30 days to turn something into a habit – and that’s what the Ethical 30-Day Diet and Training Program is the best way to add healthy meals and regular exercise into your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a short-term commitment to evolve your health, this is a great place to start. (And use it month after month – this program has easy steps to level up the workouts so it can grow with you!).