When you live a healthier lifestyle, you can become your best self. Becoming fitter doesn’t mean you’ll change your personality overnight and suddenly become a celebrity. It does mean you’ll develop more confidence, look fantastic and feel better. That can make you a more pleasant person who actually enjoys social interaction.
Accomplishing fitness goals can help you accomplish other goals in life.
You’ll be amazed at how achieving a fitness goal can change your life. Just like achieving any other difficult goal, it builds self confidence and makes you feel like you can tackle the next hurdle in life. Some people say that working out regularly builds mental toughness. That’s the ability to continue beyond the point where others might have quit. That’s an excellent trait for anyone to develop.
You’ll burn off the gut-wrenching hormones created by stress and replace them with ones that make you feel good.
Exercise is one of the greatest stress busters around. It burns off the hormones that create bodily changes for the fight or flight syndrome. One of those changes is slowing the blood flow to the stomach and sending it to the legs, preparing them for flight. That causes that achy feeling in the pit of your stomach. When you exercise, your body burns off those hormones, as it would if you ran or fought. It replaces the stress hormones with ones that make you feel fantastic. You’ll be in far better spirits after exercising.
You’ll lose weight and look great.
Nothing is more rewarding than looking great and knowing your hard work paid off in big dividends. Looks aren’t everything and they certainly aren’t all to any person, but looking your best does make you feel good and confident. Losing weight and becoming fitter also helps you prevent serious conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even osteoporosis.
Your spouse will be pleased at the improvement of your libido. Exercise boosts your sex drive and can complement any relationship.
You’ll have energy to keep up with the kids and help make memories. Some of the greatest memories will come from those times that mom or dad played ball, hiked or did other activities with them.
You’ll be more productive at work. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can boost your brain power and keep you alert through the entire day. You’ll get more done in less time.
If you have a serious condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, regular exercise and a healthy diet can help you control it and may even lead you to reducing medication.