The Benefits Of Regular Exercise – Too Good To Resist!
You might be wondering, “what’s the point of exercising?”. Do people spend countless hours in the gym just to look good?
Do people do that? Oh yes they do! They do it because they want to BE and FEEL attractive to others. They want to feel good about themselves. Don’t you?
I know, laying on your couch, while eating triple cheese pizzas with extra cheese, WHILE watching TV feels much better than spending all that time to build some muscle. And it’s easier of course!
BUT, I assure you, it’s more than just building muscle to look better. Once you learn about the benefits of regular exercise, I’m pretty sure you’ll have much more motivation to begin working out!
Sure, doing it regularly might sound like a lot of work and also boring, but it’s not about that… We often have to do things that we don’t necessarily want to do, in order to get what we want.
If you never exercised in your life, I’m pretty sure it will be really hard to start doing it, because you’re not used to it. You might get motivated for a minute, but once you start, you’ll be like, “Maaan, where’s that triple cheese pizza!”.
It happens to most people when they start! Because, people don’t like doing hard things. People don’t like feeling exhausted. And most importantly… Most people want INSTANT results.
That’s why the majority rather spend all that time on video games or other time consuming activities that get you nowhere.
The Benefits Of Regular Exercise
There’s quite a lot of benefits when it comes to regular exercise. But the most important part is… To actually DO IT regularly.
I mean, if you workout from time to time, like 5 times a month or something like that, then you’re not gonna get much of those benefits!
Sure, exercising 5 times a month is definitely better than exercising 0 times a month, but the point is, YOU must do it consistently if you want a healthier lifestyle!
And before we even get into the benefits, I’m gonna tell you right now… You are not going to regret all those benefits once you start experiencing them.
All that hard work, all that sweat and pain, it all pays off. But it takes willpower, because you will feel like giving up.
Oh man you’ll feel like that VERY often. Much more often than you eat triple cheese pizzas. And I know you eat a lot of them!
If you ask me, the best time to workout is in the morning! Check out: 11 Benefits Of Exercising In The Morning
You’ll simply have way more time on your hands, you’ll procrastinate less, and unexpected plans won’t get in your way!
So, it’s time to talk about the benefits of regular exercise!
1. You Will Look Better!
Haha, ain’t that obvious, right? But I gotta list it as a benefit, because… Well, it’s a freaking benefit! It’s one of the biggest motives that makes people exercise.
When you begin working out, like I’ve said, you’ll want to quit, BUT, if you begin to see some results, like muscle growth or weight loss, you will immediately feel much more motivation to keep on going!
Nothing better than seeing those results… Of course, to see results, regular exercise might not be enough. WHAAT?
So, you’re saying, I’ll have to workout consistently and results are not guaranteed? Well, of course results are not guaranteed… Why?
Because, it all comes down to the food you eat. If you always eat unhealthy food, then you’ll never lose that weight. If you barely eat anything throughout the day, then you won’t build those muscles.
It’s all in the diet! You must eat properly first if you want exercise to bring you those awesome results that you’re looking for.
I made this mistake over and over again. I kept on working out day after day, but I couldn’t lose any weight, because I was overeating on junk food each day.
So, make sure to have a proper diet.
Check out this post: Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight?
2. No More Mr. Grumpy Cat!
Regular exercise will improve your mood! After a workout session, your energy raises high, you just wanna move and do something productive!
Often feel sad, angry, anxious and so on? Well, just exercise! It’s free! Well… Unless, you go to the gym… But you can do it at home as well, so it CAN be free!
Improve my mood for free? Sign me up!
Of course, you might just need to put in a little tinny bit of effort to make that happen. You know I’m lying when I said little tinny bit, right?
HA, actually, I might not be lying after all. It depends on how you perceive it!
For example, you could just take a 30 minute walk. Yep, that will count as exercise and your mood will improve. You see, some might say this is a lot of effort…
But me? C’mon, I could walk for hours and hours… Maybe even days! So, 30 minutes of walking is easy.
See? Easy mood improvement and it’s FREE!
If you’re looking for more ways to improve your mood other than exercising, then check out this post: 25 Ways To Be A Happier Person
3. Sleep Like A Baby!
By doing regular exercise, you’ll sleep way better!
Do you often lay in bed for hours before you finally fall asleep? All those hours just wasted. You could be sleeping, but your mind does not cooperate.
Hah, you might even start thinking of getting out of this damn bed and just play some video games, because you can’t fall asleep anyways!
We’ve all been there, haven’t we?
Sometimes it’s just hard to fall asleep. To improve your sleep quality, exercising is here to help!
You might feel tired throughout the day even when you’re not working out, but once you lay in that bed, you feel pretty energetic!
Well, it doesn’t matter if you feel tired the whole day… You can’t fall asleep, because you’re not moving your body! You’re not using your energy.
If you sit around all day, you’re just getting dizzy from all the video games and TV you’re watching. Your body is actually not tired to fall asleep.
So, doing regular exercise will definitely improve the way you sleep, because you’ll be healthier and you’ll go to bed with less energy and tired muscles!
4. Strength and Endurance!
Feeling weak? Can’t even lift that pizza, because it feels too heavy? I can assure you, that pizza is not heavy! Your hands are heavy, haha!
This is probably pretty obvious, but regular exercise increases your strength and endurance! Ain’t that wonderful? You can lift that pizza and put it in your mouth. And you won’t get tired doing that for some time!
Well, it’s probably all up to how much your stomach can take…
Regular exercise also makes your lungs stronger. What does this mean to you? You will be delivering more oxygen to your whole body.
You don’t need to be a scientist to realize how important is that! One thing for sure, more oxygen means more energy!
Plus, working out regularly will increase the strength of your bones as well. This is really important, because when you’re getting older, your bones are weakening!
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let your bones fall apart. Get your butt off that couch and start moving your body!
5. Increase Willpower – Achieve Your Goals!
Exercising regularly is not easy. Not only physically, but also mentally challenging!
You constantly have to tell yourself that you need to exercise and you have to beat your lazy mind to do it! I’m pretty sure that pizza is flying in your thoughts even right now!
It gets really hard when you have to resist it and actually do some exercise instead…
See, once you start resisting all kinds of things like junk food, or the idea that you should skip exercising today, you’ll start to develop some crazy willpower!
Your goal is to exercise, and if you get through this goal, it will be easier to get through any other kind of goal that you might set for yourself.
You’ll basically learn how to control your thoughts. Look, regular exercise means that you will make your body do some hard work.
Since you’ll be doing some hard work, your will get bombarded with thoughts from your pizza-hungry mind! But, you won’t allow those thoughts to take over! Will you?
That’s where you will benefit mentally! You will control you thoughts, and not the other way around.
Not a lot of motivation to begin working out? Check out this video! It might help…
6. Not Very Confident? Well, Regular Exercise Is Here To Help!
A lot of people suffer from poor confidence. They could get so much more done in their lives, but the lack of confidence is making them lose out on opportunities.
And I’m talking about any kind of opportunities. Whether it’s about being too shy to talk with girls, or being too scared to state your own opinion about something, confidence is required in every situation.
If you don’t have confidence, then you’re missing out on life. Do you want to spend the rest of your life playing those video games and watching TV, while never experiencing anything new, because you had no confidence for that?
Regular exercise can be the first step to increase your confidence, because you’ll get stronger and better looking.
Most people have lack of confidence, because they don’t like how they look. Either you are overweight or too skinny, it can really affect your confidence if you look at that mirror and all you can think of is, “Maaaan, I Iook horrible…”.
It can get into your head, especially if you care what other people think about you.
So, don’t spend the rest of your life living on that chair or couch… Just start moving your body on a regular basis and you’ll feel fantastic!
If you have absolutely no confidence, I suggest checking the link above for more ways to increase self confidence!
7. Become Smarter?
Can exercising increase your intelligence? Well, that’s a really tough question to answer! There’s a lot of debate going on whether regular exercise can increase your IQ or not.
Some studies say that it depends on many things like environment or simply genetics, but I believe it can actually make you smarter!
Why? Well, because you won’t be eating all those triple cheese pizzas with extra cheese anymore (or at least less than before). You might stop drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, taking drugs and so on, to get better results from your exercising.
And we all know those things can definitely make you dumber! So, in its own way, regular exercise CAN increase your IQ, because of all the other benefits.
Other Awesome Benefits!
- Improved cardiovascular health. Your heart gets stronger and your blood pressure is lowered. Risk of stroke is highly reduced.
- Prevent chronic health conditions. Reduce the risk of getting diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Also, reduce the risk of many cancer types.
- Aging and possible diseases kill brain cells, thus you lose a lot of important brain functions. Regular exercise will protect your brain from that on some level and stall the process.
- Often feel depressed or anxious? The chemicals released in your brain while exercising can decrease anxiety and depression.
- It can help you fight with various addictions. Whether it’s drugs, food or whatever else, exercising works as a distraction and it helps to de-prioritize cravings.
- Suffer from back pain? Regular exercise increases muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and posture, thus preventing back pain.
So, How About You Start Right Now!
There you go, the benefits of regular exercise. Don’t you just wanna start working our right now after reading this? Don’t you wanna get all those benefits?
Or would you rather spend your days on your couch with junk food stuffed in your mouth?
No matter how many articles your read, no matter how many videos you watch, if you don’t start doing it, you will never experience any of those benefits!
If you never exercised in your life, then start small. Just workout for 10-15 minutes every day. And don’t tell me you don’t have enough time for that.
Who doesn’t have 10-15 minutes in their day which they could use for moving that body? Even the busiest person in the world would have that much time.
So, just start doing it. As you get used to it, increase the time, make it your habit and enjoy all the awesome benefits!
What’s the longest time you’ve spent exercising? Do you workout regularly? Comment bellow!