An enjoyable routine makes it easier for you to stay on track. Regardless of your preference for having a home fitness routine or a gym fitness routine, the best part about exercising is that it benefits your physical and mental wellbeing. Let's explore five reasons why it's important to get up off the sofa and start exercising today!
#1 Improved sleep - Exercise has been shown to improve sleep by increasing deep REM sleep (the phase where dreams occur). This helps reduce stress as well as improving overall mood.
#2 Weight loss - Regular physical activity can help with weight control by boosting metabolism and reducing appetite through catecholamine release.
#3 Better heart health - Getting your heart into a rhythm that's healthy for you is vital to looking after your body. It can also lower blood pressure.
#4 Improved mobility - Exercising regularly can help to improve mobility and reduce and manage joint and muscular pain.
#5 Resilient mental health - Physical activity can also help to combat anxiety and symptoms of depression by releasing feel-good chemicals in the brain such as endorphins and serotonin.
Set a small goal that you can achieve. This will help you build momentum, a sense of accomplishment, and avoid the frustration of not achieving bigger goals in a short timeframe. Creating little milestones within a reasonable timeframe will be the best way to achieve bigger goals.
It’s most beneficial to find physical activities or exercises you enjoy. This changes your mindset, and you will feel you want to do it instead of seeing it as a chore.
This can be anyone, a friend, or a family member. Having someone to go to the gym with you will boost morale and motivate you on tough days. If you have a few friends that are also trying to reach their fitness goals, start an exercise group! There are also lots of online fitness communities and groups to join, to connect with fitness enthusiasts throughout the world.
Be flexible in your approach to your fitness routine. You may need to change your fitness routine when life gets in the way. You may have to change the time of day of your workout due to work or family obligations. You may need to stop doing certain exercises if you feel pain in an area and find an alternative exercise that doesn't hurt you.
You may just lack motivation, in this case, jump into a fitness class where a fitness instructor will get you through a workout. You will be proud of yourself for not skipping your routine and getting your workout done!
Personal training is by far the best option for those who are looking to build a fitness routine and sticking with it.
A Personal Trainer helps you to improve your exercise technique by giving personalised instruction on the correct form for each exercise. This allows you to get the most from each session without putting yourself at risk of injury.
You can find a Personal Trainer or fitness instructor at your local gym or fitness studio. You can even hire a mobile personal trainer, meaning they will come to your home and help you with your home fitness routine.
As you can see from this list, a fitness routine offers several benefits that should form a cornerstone of daily life.
Personal Trainers are a huge support in helping you build a fun and enjoyable fitness routine which will lead you to success.
Personal Training is guaranteed to push you to your limits maximising your performance at every workout session. This will without a doubt help you achieve better results, faster!
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