Everyone knows that to look their best, they need to be able to dress well, coordinate their outfits, and probably figure out the intricacies of hair and makeup, too.
But everyone also knows, on some level, that to really look their best they need to spend some time working out and getting fit.
When you are eating according to a good nutrition plan, and are exercisingon a regular basis, you are likely to look better in all situations, while also feeling far more energetic and positive than you otherwise would.
Here are just a few reasons why you should go to the effort of making fitness a part of your life.
1. Because many of the hormonal and metabolic systems in your body rely on regular physical exertion in order to work properly
For the vast majority of human history, the average person has been getting a good amount of exercise, on a regular basis. And there’s plenty of evidence that suggests that our bodies need that kind of regular exercise in order to function properly.
In the book, “Body by Science,” the authors (one of them a medical doctor) explain in careful detail that regular high-intensity exercise (about once a week or so) is necessary in order to properly refresh and maintain the body’s metabolic systems, and to keep everything ticking along healthily.
Many people experience some pretty nasty chronic health complaints throughout their lives. It might be that getting some regular physical exertion at the gym, or even at home, could help to reduce some of those symptoms.
2. Because your posture and confidence improve when your muscles are better trained and more well-balanced
Everyone remembers being told by their parents, when they were young, to “stand up straight.” But, if you’ve got bad posture, it’s probably genuinely uncomfortable for you to try to “stand properly.”
Part of the reason for this is because of the importance of muscle tone for good posture. If your muscles are imbalanced, or too tight, or aren’t evenly developed, your body will naturally be pulled into an unhealthy posture.
Regular exercise, including strength training and stretching, can significantly improve your posture, which in turn can significantly improve your health. Not only that, either. There is evidence that shows that when your posture is better, your confidence goes up, too.
3. Because your energy levels and mood can be dramatically improved by switching up your diet and fitness habits
You might think that by sitting around all day and not doing much exercise, you would be “conserving energy” that could then be used on other things.
In reality, what seems to happen is that the more sedentary your lifestyle is, the less energy you have as a whole, and the lower your mood, as well.
If you want to live a more energetic, upbeat, and empowered life, switching up your diet and fitness habitscan make all the difference.
Don’t train too hard, or diet too severely. Just tinker with things a bit, and you’re likely to find that you feel much better as a result.