When you exercise regularly, you feel better and when you feel better physically, you feel better mentally. In addition to that, your body starts to look better, which makes you feel good about your self image, creating a much more positive attitude to all areas of your life. When you feel good about yourself, inside and out, it shows!
Have you ever noticed how happy people have a ‘happy energy’ about them, whilst people who are down or depressed have very ‘low energy’
When you exercise you can get a great sense of achievement, from being able to go faster, lift heavier, beat the competition or simply lose weight and be fitter than you were. This sense of achievement goes a very long way to improving self belief, a major component in improving self esteem. It can inspire you to try new things, do more, interact with others more and all the while, feel good doing it!
Career Benefits – do you wish you could feel more confident at work, maybe apply for a better position or new job?
There are two major benefits from a work point of view that regular exercise can bring. The boost to your self confidence and self esteem that comes from either getting better and better at a particular sport or achieving personal goals within your exercise regime, or simply from sticking to regular exercise when you haven’t been able to before, can all have a significant effect on how you conduct yourself at work. This could be in the shape of not letting people dump on you, feeling more comfortable about speaking up, becoming more effective and successful at your job because you are more ‘on top of yourself’ being more confident with clients or customers and many other ways.
There is even the upside of meeting new people, when you take up certain forms of exercise, you begin to interact with people who enjoy the same thing, this can lead to new opportunities or even new jobs, it has long been said it’s not about what you know but who you know?
Social Benefits – would you like to meet more/new friends, who enjoy and engage in similar things that you enjoy?
Taking up exercise or sport is a great way to meet new likeminded people. It not only offers a fantastic support network, but also can form the foundation for close friendships, new romantic relationships, job opportunities and business contacts because when you exercise together you are working toward goals together, the interactions that come from these sort of relationships are usually very easy, relaxed and can be much stronger because of your mutual interests.
Exercising with friends can also build closer friendships, it can develop a higher level of mutual respect for one another, make exercising more fun and brings with it support, encouragement and accountability, which are all important aspects to have on your side.
Family Benefits – Do you wish your family were closer, able to talk more, enjoyed spending time together?
Incorporating exercise into your family’s lifestyle is a great way to increase time spent together doing something enjoyable, interesting and sociable. It gets families out and about more interacting rather than spending their quality time at home in a very insular environment, this itself can have a very positive effect on the development of children’s social skills. It can also help to improve family relationships and create stronger bonds just through the general communication that comes from exercising as a family.
Things like cycling, walking, swimming, tennis, badminton, roller skating, workout/dance DVDs at home, kick boxing or martial arts, horse riding and things like Go Ape Adventure activities are all great ways to get out an exercise together as a family.
Health Benefits – Do you wish you felt ‘healthier’ and had more energy, less colds and aches and pains?
We all know the health benefits of exercise, but did you know the extent to which exercise can improve your health and go a long way to preventing the onset of many illnesses, including the common cold. Regular exercise helps to boost your immune system, which helps your body ward off unwanted bugs and viruses.
There is also a secondary benefit, given that exercise has a significantly positive effect on mood and stress, this also strengthens the immune system on a daily basis helping to prevent general ill health. There are of course many other illnesses that regular exercise can help to prevent
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High blood pressure – lowers blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Insulin insensitivity
- Hormone imbalance
- Digestive disorders
Fitness Benefits – do you wish you had more energy, more get up and go?
On a biological level, when you demand more energy, your body creates more of the necessary cells to meet that demand, so if you have more of the cells in your body that produce energy for you, then you will have more energy in general.
High intensity exercise, whereby you increase your heart rate substantially is more likely to leave you feeling tired immediately afterwards, although you will still generate more cells/more energy overall, but low to moderate intensity exercise such as walking, yoga, pilates, tai chi, some types of resistance strength training can all benefit in creating more energy and less fatigue on a day to day basis.
Emotional Benefits – do you wish you felt happier, less stressed, better able to cope with things?
It has long been known that regular exercise boosts your mood making you feel happier about yourself, giving you a sense of achievement, which builds self esteem, which makes you more productive and proactive with life in general, which all leads to a happier, relaxed version of you… Exercise can also improve sleeping problems, which in itself can lead to emotional stress.
The benefits will be even greater if you are doing forms of exercise you really enjoy, this links into my motto for happiness daily, do something you love to do, EVERY DAY. If you are not particularly enjoying something, there are many many ways to exercise so it might be worth shopping around for something you enjoy more
Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns, and remember, all exercise is not equal, too much exercise is not necessarily a good thing. It’s about finding the right exercise for you, for what you want to achieve, that you enjoy and that will provide you with all the benefits exercise can bring, without any of the less beneficial results occurring.
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Without doing the work on the inside, the outside results will rarely be permanent.
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