4 Reasons Why You Need To Start Working Out- Starting Today
Yes. We all know that working out to look good is a process but are you working out to take care of your health? Thats the reason you SHOULD be exercising. You can exercise to gain strength in your muscles, increase your stamina, or do it to have a noticeable core or a plump booty, but did you know that the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that a third of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older—over 100 million people—are obese. Obesity is obviously a huge epidemic but what are we doing in today's society to better ourselves as individuals? It has only gotten harder to actually take action & focus on our health and fitness goals, with complicated gym contracts, strict diets & phony exercise commercials ads for those at-home workout programs that promise abs in 30 days for any body type. We fantasize about having lean bodies & obsess over the next Instagram model's fitness post, even though, we really aren't taking much care of ourselves.
There are some of us that don't have medical insurance to make routine check-ups. Some of us don't even know much about the foods that we put into our body. Some of us forget to make our appointments even when we have health insurance & some don't even care about learning about nutrition! It has gotten harder because of ignorance. It has gotten easier because of the access to unlimited resources through technology. Many people want to look the other way when individuals are trying to better themselves, or even worse— criticize those trying to better themselves. You ever see that Snapchat story your friend posted of an over-weight person using some dumbbells or even on the elliptical? Thought so. Im sure it wasn't the first time that person had a picture taken of them & may have possibly noticed. At least they are doing something about it, don't make it harder for them.
Here are some reasons why you should START working out and actually stick to a routine, some are provided by scientific research (check sources below):
1. There is a huge epidemic that can be avoided, if taken action! Exercising can help control your weight, whether you need to lose or gain, it is possible.
2. Health is wealth. Implementing a fitness routine can help you reap benefits like having fighting diseases, having higher amounts of energy, and performing throughout your daily activities like climbing 8 flights of stairs without wheezing .
3. Understanding what you're putting into your body to fuel you is going to help motivate you to work harder during your exercises.
4. Exercising can improve your sex life. Yup. I said it. Just like it can help you get up those 8 flights of stairs, it can help you keep up with your partner & create a little more spark. Regular physical activity may enhance arousal for women and men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don't exercise.
Its more than just a 20 minute jog every day or lifting weights, its about a lifestyle change that will help you for the rest of your life. You don't even have to go crazy spend a ton of money on a trainer. Its about taking the time to educate & have realistic goals for yourself. Here is something to think about for most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.
Check out some beginner information you will need to help you start your fitness journey:
Click here for our link to a post on how to create a creating a vision board. (That way you have a place to put your fitness goals & see it everyday)
Read this article before day one of your fitness journey. "6 Tips From A Personal Trainer..."
Download this free fitness app on your smart phone that will guide you through your workouts, daily! Available for Apple & Android users.
Follow LotusLife's Founder & CEO - @daisyfxo . She is a huge fitness advocate and often shares her fitness journey!