Healthy and I know it…I work out!

How do you feel? Are you full of energy, enthusiastic, motivated and generally positive? If not, then you may want to add some exercise into your regular schedule. The direct correlation between exercise and energy is without dispute. The old saying “a body that is in motion, stays in motion,” is a fact.

Being active, as well as eating a healthy diet, is key to physical as well as mental and emotional well-being. This is especially true in these modern times of technology. As we lean more towards computers and cell phones, we get further from running and playing. So, if you’re feeling a bit sluggish lately, then now is the time to get your blood flowing.

Of course, finding time or a means to pursue fitness can be a challenge. First, try to set aside a time for your regular work out, such as a half hour or an hour. Figure out a fitness routine that is correct for you. As each person is different and has different needs. If you model your work out routine on a different person’s, it could be too strenuous, or not enough. The best bet is to ask a professional what routine is correct for you.

With some time and motivation planned, next to be determined should be how to work out. You don’t have to run a marathon; nowadays the options are plentiful and unique. Whereas exercise may seem strenuous or like a chore, there may be something you would truly enjoy to do for fun such as dancing or yoga. Going on a good old-fashioned walk is a nice choice and you are able to take in some fresh air. There are numerous exercise routines that could quickly become hobbies. Of course, there is always the classic home gym equipment to use too. Ellipticals and treadmills, or simple free weights could be your solution to getting in shape.

Being healthy is more than just looking good. As superficiality becomes overwhelming in our society, people focus less on simple happiness and well being though the benefits of regular exercise are more profound than being attractive. Having energy and a general positive outlook can greatly improve all aspects of life. From work to relationships, the decisions we make are normally influenced by our mood, which is heavily influenced by the balance your body finds in good health.

Many studies have shown that exercise can help your motivation as well. It has been reported that exercising for 30 minutes more at least three times a week can significantly improve the symptoms of depression. You can even split this up into 10 minute 3 times daily workouts.

While simply the act of exercising could be the distraction needed to keep a troubled mind off of negative thoughts, working out can also serve as a positive coping mechanism for whatever problems may ever be present in life. Many people might instead turn to negative coping activities, which can generate more negative outcomes or further depression. Meeting your personal goals may also help build confidence that you would otherwise be lacking.

No matter the reason for beginning to work out, it is without question that exercise will improve health. Good health will improve quality of life, inside and out!

 

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