There’s a reason why health experts advise us to do daily exercise and eat well… in fact, there are multiple reasons!
Although I am not a physician, I can tell you that there are a lot of benefits to leading a healthy lifestyle. I do these things myself and reaps the benefits too.
More importantly, it has helped me to manage stress. Due to the pandemic, this past year in particular, has been extremely difficult for even the strongest of minds. Personally, without going to the gym, I’ve realized that it can be hard to keep that routine and motivation at home.
A lot of friends, family, and members of my gym have messaged throughout lockdown, needing help and telling me how much they’ve been struggling.
Although, it is different for most people, as some prefer working out at the gym as opposed to working out at home. But, regardless of where you’re working out, the benefits of exercising still apply.
To make exercise really interesting for yourself, you should listen to music while working out. Listening to music can be very soothing on the mind for stress. Allowing your mind to lose itself in the rhythm and lyrics of your favourite songs can help in reducing your stress levels.
Similarly, listening to music while exercising can help you concentrate on your workout. It allows you to focus on something, so we concentrate less on the stress and worries we may be feeling in life.
Exercise does not just have to be a crazy hardcore weights or cardio session. Doing some calm, slow exercises in the form of yoga or pilates can be a great method of meditation, calming the mind and body at the same time.
Medical studies have shown that maintaining fitness through regular exercise can help you discard unhealthy habits and cultivate good ones.
For example smoking. Often smoking can be a habit that develops when there is boredom and gets worse due to the addictive substance called nicotine. Breaking this bad habit of smoking can be quite a difficult thing to do without assistance. Good thing there is plenty of help out there!
Although medical help can always be gotten through the NHS, exercise can also help you quit smoking. First of all, smoking makes exercise more difficult due to the strain on your breathing, and the harmful effect of the tar in cigarettes on your lungs takes its toll.
So, feeling yourself grow in progress on the health of your lungs and overall fitness aids the progression of stopping smoking as it replaces a negative habit with a healthier, stronger feeling of fitness.
Fitness can help give you balance, structure, and create routines. Having set days and times to perform different types of training and exercise can significantly increase your overall well-being by creating a natural, healthy plan for your body.
Regularly draining your body’s energy through intense exercise will keep your body’s cycle and sleep clock in a better framework. That means you’ll be feeling more productive each day.
Furthermore, habitual exercise can significantly boost your heart health, improve your body’s circulation and aid you to maintain a healthy weight or achieve weight loss (depending on your goals).
Overall, you will look good and feel good. As long as you let your body recover you will continue to feel the benefits of fitness. As with everything in life moderation is key, don’t over-exercise and cause injury. Find the balance that is right for you.
Train Hard, Rest Hard, Look Good, Feel Good.