5 Reasons to Exercise
- Weight Loss – this first one is a no brainer. When you engage in physical activity, you will see a decrease in pounds. The more intense the activity, the more calories you will burn. A general goal is to exercise for 30 minutes or more a day. This is completely doable. There’s 24 hours in a day, so carve out 30-45 minutes and make it count!
- Health Conditions – Being active boosts good cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. When you exercise, your blood flows more smoothly, resulting in lower risks for cardiovascular diseases. Regular exercise can help prevent a wide range of health conditions including type 2 diabetes, stroke, depression, and even arthritis.
- Sleep – If you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep, exercise can benefit you. Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and give you a deeper sleep too.
- Boost your Mood – Turn that frown upside down with exercise. It’s true! Fitness stimulates various brain chemicals that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Exercising is a great way to boost your confidence too.
- More Energy – It sounds like an oxymoron, right? You’re tired after a workout, but it actually boosts your endurance. Regular exercising helps your lungs and heart work more efficiently, providing you more energy to go about your day.
- One-third (33%) of Americans would rather go to the dentist than wear a bathing suit this summer.
- “beachtimidation” is just as real as “gymtimidation,” with nearly half (46%) of respondents claiming they do not feel confident about their body in a bathing suit.
- 76% of people admit they are more critical of their own appearance in a bathing suit than that of others.