Haven't we all, at some point in our lives, said "OK, I will start working out on Monday!". Especially around December when we start thinking about our New Year's resolution but maybe if you new how working out affects your body it would give you that extra push you need to make it a real life-changing habit.
We all might have different motivations for wanting to work out. Some people might want to look better, others want to lose weight, others might just want to be healthier but the truth of the matter is, whatever your motivation, exercise will turn your life around all for the better and your body (and mind) will thank you!
1. Boost Immune System. When exercising your heart pumps more oxygenated blood to all your body. Oxygenated blood carrying white blood cells (which are responsible for keeping you healthy) helps regenerate your cells, tissues, organs, and muscles and makes your cardiovascular system work more efficiently.
2. Regulate Body Weight. Depending on the type of activity you choose, your physical results may vary. For example, someone who runs will lose more body fat than someone who lifts weights. So think about what your goal is and chose your workouts accordingly.
3. Sleep Better. Physical activity reduces stress and gets you tired so sleeping will become an easier task. Of course, other factors help make exercise more effective like timing. Exercise might have an immediate draining reaction which will put you to sleep faster or it might energize you making you too hyped to sleeps it might be better to workout in the morning. Find what works for you.
4. Energy Boost. When we perform tasks that require a larger amount of effort, our body produces and releases endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that are released from our pituitary gland and they reduce pain, increase the feeling of pleasure and euphoria.
You don't need to spend 3 hours at the gym or run a marathon to enjoy these benefits, in fact, only 40 minutes of moderate physical exercise per day, such as brisk walking can work wonders like inproving overall morlaity rate by as much as 14%. Find what type of exercise works for you.
There are many different types of workouts out there, from kickboxing to swimming and pilates to dancing. Finding the right fit for you will help you make it a lifestyle.
And always keep in mind, Workout because you LOVE your body, not because you HATE it.