3 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out
By Genevieve Cunningham
Should you be working out? The answer is yes. It doesn't matter who you are, how old you are, or what stage of life you're currently in -- exercise is always important. But even with this knowledge at the ready, it's hard to convince yourself to get up and make it to the gym. We have a million excuses and not enough reasons to stick with it. But the truth is that there really are good reasons to stick with it -- just not reasons that motivate us. If you need a little help finding your motivation, take a look at these convincing reasons why you should finally get up and get moving today.
You'll Meet New People
You probably already have plenty of friends. But are these friends working out with you? Are they health conscious? We could all use new friends. We could all stand to meet new people. And if these people are health conscious and interested in bettering their lives, then they're the perfect kind of friends to add to your existing circle.
Your Body Will Thank You
Your body wants you to work out. It craves movement and strong muscles and more flexibility. We feel better when we're moving on a regular basis. And if you start today, your body will absolutely be thanking you in just a few years -- or even a few months! Sure, you might be sore for a while. And there will certainly be days in which you don't feel like getting off the couch. But if you want to be good to your body in the long run, you really need to start a routine today.
You'll Extend Your Life
We can't predict everything about our lives. We don't know if we'll live to a ripe old age or if we only have a few years left. But we should certainly live as though we have a lifetime ahead of us. And exercise can help us do that. In fact, exercise can actually lengthen your life. Research suggests that regular exercise improves heart health, lung health, and even keeps the brain sharp. So besides adding a few years, it can also improve the quality of those years. If a long life is the goal, exercise should be a part of it.
If you're not working out, it's time! Find a routine you enjoy and make yourself do it. The benefits are plentiful, and you're going to feel so much better about yourself and your future. Find your motivation -- whatever that may be -- and start working toward better health today.
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