6 Reasons to Get Fit Starting Today
Unfit people today usually have many reasons why they can’t start a fitness program – most of which (if not all) are unfounded. One common reason used is not enough time. The truth is almost everyone can find 30 minutes a day to exercise if they really want to start working on getting fitter.
But instead of focusing on reasons people use why they can’t get fit, let’s look at six of the more important reasons to workout, starting today:
1) Tomorrow may be too late
If overweight and out of shape, you are at an increased risk of getting Type II diabetes, a heart attack or stroke, or certain kinds of cancers including colon and breast. Once you have been diagnosed with cancer or suffer a heart-related medical emergency, you might not get a second chance to make a lifestyle change. If you have diabetes, by losing weight and getting in shape, you may be able to get off your medication.
2) Look and feel better
Let’s face it – if you look better, you feel better. Many overweight and out-of-shape people don’t like the way they look and because of their self-image, suffer from low self-esteem. That can lead to a whole host of mental problems ranging from stress to depression. But by exercising, not only will you lose weight, but also tone and firm muscles. All of a sudden you are buying clothes off of the rack and you like the way they fit. Your mental state of mind improves and you have a better outlook on life. Wouldn’t that be great!
3) Live longer
As a parent, we want to be around to see our children get married and have children of their own – your grandkids. But the sad fact is many people out-of-shape will not be able to see those two events, because they will die at an early age – something that most likely could have been prevented with proper diet and exercising earlier in their life.
4) Reduce stress
Excessive stress is a killer – literally. It raises your blood pressure, floods your system with cortisol, which in turn prevents you from maintaining your weight, and keeps you awake at night. All of this eventually takes a toll on your health. Eventually your body can’t handle it and something bad happens.
But one of the outlets of stress relief is exercising. Not only does it lower the stress you are currently feeling, but it enables you to handle future stress better, thus keeping your health better in check.
5) Have more energy
If you are not fit now, you don’t know what you are missing. Wouldn’t you like to be able to run around and have fun with your kids or grandkids while they are still young? Before you know it, they will be grown-up and gone and you’ll not had that fun as a parent or grandparent.
6) Be more productive
Working or maintaining a home can be exhausting if you are overweight and out of shape; but it doesn’t have to be that way. By getting fitter, you’ll be better able to do more things around the house easier, such as laundry, grocery shop, vacuum and cleaning. At work, you’ll increase the amount of work you get done in a day, because you are not exhausted by noon. Everything you do just gets easier once you are fit.
If you don’t do it for yourself (which is who you should be doing it for), at least do it for your loved ones. Make sure you are there for them when they need you the most.
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