I am a person who is lazy by nature, I am not
lethargic but I am lazy. Time and again people keep telling me that
"You know, all this laziness will disappear once you start getting into
a routine of regular exercise, you just don’t know the benefits of
regular exercise" And every time I hear people tell me this I feel like
telling them, "Yes I do know the benefits of Regular exercise and blah,
but for me to get started is a pain, I’m lazy remember." Well I have
never been really motivated, but something here might strike a cord and
I might, just might start exercising regularly.
Here are the benefits of regular exercise:
Mood Elevator – whether you are attacking the treadmill with
a vengeance to avoid hitting your annoying colleague at work, or you
are just letting out some pent-up energy or frustration, exercise will
surely help with your mood. Irrespective of whether you are angry, sad,
depressed or anxious, exercise helps, this is because it releases a
chemical in your brain that makes you feel so much better. And of
course there is that confidence in you that you have exercised and
hence are on a way to a better and healthy life.
Walk away from diseases – you can walk away from chronic
disease by simply walking or exercising. You can prevent heart disease
and even osteoporosis by exercising daily. Exercise also manages your
blood pressure, cholesterol levels and also makes you more active.
Weight management – this is the most important reason or
benefit of exercising, and every one knows that. You exercise and you
burn calories, and ergo lose weight. There are thousand excuses people
come up with for not exercising, lack of time is a favorite. But there
is always a solution, why not walk half way to work and then take a cab
or the bus. Stake the stairs instead of the elevator and jump up and
down at home every time there is a commercial on TV. Simple isn’t it.
But for those who do have the time, hit the gym, it’s a great way to
work out and meet new people.
Stronger heart and lungs – do you notice how breathless you
get after a walk up two flights of steps? Well this is because you do
not exercise enough and you do not have sufficient stamina. This can be
corrected by simply exercising for half an hour every day. Start small,
with 20-minute walks and work your way towards 45-minute jogs everyday.
And look how strong your lungs become.
Snooze better – everyone loves to hit that snooze button on
the alarm cause it seems like it went off to early and you still need
more sleep. If you notice yourself getting tired easily and not getting
enough sleep, the problem could be lack of exercise. Start exercising
and watch how energetic you become and at the same time you will sleep
better. No longer will you need to press that snooze button every ten
minutes in the morning.
Spice up life – believe it or not exercise can improve your
sex life, and its not because you become more flexible, but because you
have more energy. No longer do you need to tell your partner "Not today
honey, I’m too tired." Exercise will improve your blood circulation and
help your sex life. It also helps men suffering from erectile
Fun and more fun – Don’t think of exercise as dull, that’s
no fun. Instead think of exercise as a social activity and see how much
better it seems. If you are not the sort to join the gym then think
about dance class or power yoga. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy
doing. It doesn’t have to be dull; it has to be fun and more fun.
So sign up at that gym with the hottie instructor or go for tennis
lessons with your latest love interest, and watch how much fun you have
and how beneficial exercise is.
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