Feeling unmotivated to get yourself to start working out? We’ve all been there- thinking about starting a workout routine in our heads – but never actually putting it into action even though you know you should start working out on a regular basis because it’s good for you. Then we fall into this vicious cycle, whether you should or not and end up not exercising and feeling guilty about it. However, we really need to start pushing ourselves on starting a workout routine to be the best version that we can be. It’s never too late to start working out! Our bodies need exercise as it has many great health benefits, both physically and mentally.
So put those cookies down and get off your couch because here are 7 reasons to start working out:
Gives You Endorphins
Your body releases endorphins, which are chemicals that trigger positive feelings in the body. In other words, exercising makes you happy. Starting a workout routine will make you feel great overall, which can lead you to be committed to fitness for the long-term.
Helps You Lose and Maintain Weight
Combined with healthy eating and proper sleep, exercising will help you lose weight. Starting a workout routine is an excellent way for you to burn calories and increase your metabolism. The benefit of having a high metabolism will help you burn more calories even when you’re not exercising.
Once you start working out, later you become more advanced in your workout techniques. Starting a workout routine with weights to your exercise will help you strengthen and build muscles, which reduces fat and gives you a more toned and leaner look.
Starting a workout routine improves your breathing by reinforcing muscles that support your lungs to open up to feed oxygen and push out carbon dioxide. Also, exercising increases the productivity where oxygen penetrates the cells in your body through its outcomes on cardio. In other words, you’ll be able to start working out for a while without having to catch your breath.
Meeting New People
There are many people who are on a fitness journey. You’ll encounter them by going to a fitness class, the gym, or running outside. You’ll develop a common interest in fitness, where you will start working out with your new work out buddies and they will motivate you to keep exercising. Bering around like-minded people will keep you on track.
Focuses on Your Goal
Before you start working out, setting a goal/goals will motivate you to commit to exercising regularly. Set realistic goals that complement your physical level, otherwise, you’ll just quit if they’re ambitious. Starting a workout routine puts your plan into motion, which you’ll be able to reach and accomplish your goals quicker.
Having to start working out isn’t easy at first, but the more you commit to exercising your body gets used to it. Seeing progress within yourself will give you confidence and help you realize that starting a workout routine will lead you into a healthier lifestyle, which you thought was impossible to do.
It’s never too late to make a change in your lifestyle. We need to push ourselves by starting a workout routine. In the beginning, it’s going to be difficult, however, once you’ve started and are committed you’ll get stronger and your workouts become easier. Also, you’ll be able to find workouts that match your personality and motivational needs, where exercising feels like fun rather than a chore. Try not to put off exercising until tomorrow. Do what you can today- go for a walk, take the stairs, or carry groceries inside the house- do anything that requires you to move your body!