Would you like to get yourself into the habit of regular exercise but you seem to lack motivation?
Do you struggle to find time for physical activity, excusing yourself easily with work and other obligations?
Do you feel tired and seem to lack energy most of the days, even after getting a good night’s sleep?
Well, most of us do need some encouragement to take up exercise so in this blog post we have prepared a list of benefits that should help you get on track with your fitness.
- Exercise helps prevent chronic diseases.
Many of us nowadays spend most of their days sitting down, be it work or leisure. We sit all day in the office, then we sit on the train or car and then we sit again on the sofa entertaining ourselves with a TV show to relax after a long day. We owe this sedentary lifestyle to technology.
Fewer and fewer people do manual jobs, everyday chores like cleaning and washing requires much less time and energy. However, our bodies are not designed for sitting all the time and this lifestyle puts us at risk from many chronic diseases. That is why we need to introduce some changes into our lifestyle before it is too late.
According to NHS, regular exercise can reduce that risk of many diseases by great extent. Lets look at some data….
People who exercise regularly are at :
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- Exercise improves your mental health
It is not only your physical health that can be greatly improved by exercise.
It has been proven by scientific research that people who include regular physical activity in their life lower their risk of depression and dementia by 30%. Exercise is a powerful tool in treating various mental health condition and is the most cost-effective treatment with no side effects and immediate availability.
So, if you want to feel better about yourself and improve your feeling of well-being, some simple form of exercise could be a good starting point!
- Exercise helps with weight loss and improves your physique
This one’s obvious, right?
There is nothing more rewarding than dropping a dress size or being able to fit into this favourite pair of jeans of yours that seem to have got tighter for some reason!
Of course, healthy diet is necessary but regular sessions of moderate to vigorous exercise will increase your chances of success by up to 30%. In addition to losing weight, you will also get toned and more defined muscles and healthier and stronger body. How great is that?
- Exercise improves self-esteem and confidence
It is an extremely rewarding feeling when you start to notice how your body is changing due to exercise. First, it is you that see the change, then your closest friends and family and then all the rest of the people you know. It does not only boost your confidence but also make you feel more in control of your body and life in general. It makes you feel better about yourself and the world around you.
- Exercise increases your energy levels
Feeling low and tired? Lacing up your running shoes and going for a jog instead of reaching for another yet cup of coffee will give you that extra spark you need to get through the day. Adding regular physical activity into your day will elevate your energy levels and make you more able to face the challenges of everyday life.
We hope all this has motivated you enough to try to take up exercise, however, if you think you might benefit from professional help, do not hesitate to contact us here at Bodyline Fitness for a free consultation. We are a personal training studio, based in Ealing, with a team of highly qualified personal trainers, offering our clients the best possible support in achieving their health and fitness goals.