To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
A friend of mine, who is also a weightlifting coach, has a habit of saying that the most important thing during workout is to be present. This means a person needs to truly understand the importance of exercising not only for the body but for the mind. One should be happy while working out, feeling excitement about going to a gym or while mapping running routes. How many people who feel this way do you know?
Not everyone enjoys working out; most people see it as a habit (or lack of it), as a modern trend, or as a thing that’s simply good to do. Why do you enjoy working out? It’s important to be physically active – this is not a wrong answer. Even if your main reason for working out is to have a bikini body, or lose weight, as long as you are working out, it’s good for your optimum health.
However, some people begin to exercise when they start a diet program, and stop after a few weeks, or months. Others don’t exercise at all, spending more and more time in front of computers, in their offices, in cars, inactive. Unfortunately, we spend half of our lives sitting down, and one of the largest studies to date, which involved around 800,000 people, found that those who sat the longest had
- 112% increase in risk of diabetes
- 147% increase in cardiovascular events
- 49% increase in death from any cause
Sitting for longer periods of time impact on your body’s metabolism, one study found that an adult who watches an average of six hours of television a day could expect to live 4.8 years less that someone who doesn’t watch television.
But, the problem is also that many people don’t know where and how to start, or cannot find a suitable type of exercising. There is also a lack of motivation, or financial support. We can find many excuses not to work out. But, can you get in shape without leaving your home? You want to be physically active, to get fit and to improve your health, but can you do it working out at home? You cannot find a gym that fits your needs, or maybe you are already a member but cannot manage your schedule, can you get the same results at your home gym? Today, the reality is that people don’t have time to go to gyms every day, but to get results, consistency is the key.
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But you need to ask yourself these questions: do you want to be better at work? Do you want to be less tired? Do you want to eat guilt free? Do you wish to test yourself? Do you want to manage stress? If the answer is “yes” to these questions, then you need to start exercising.
If you don’t know how to start, working out at home is a great option for you.
Being physically active offers many benefits, not only for your body, but for your mind. Exercising increases energy levels and serotonin in the brain, improving mental clarity and productivity.
Once you start exercising, it’s evident you will experience less stress in your everyday life. Exercising serves as a positive distraction, helping to elevate your mood and keeping depression at bay. When endorphins are released into your bloodstream during a workout, you will have more energy the rest of the day. Once your body adjusts to exercise and makes it a habit, you’ll have more energy and stamina.
Exercise can help prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and cholesterol, arthritis, osteoporosis, and loss of muscle mass, slow down the aging process. A good workout creates a strong heart. In a word, exercising has to become a part of a person’s life.