Eight Reasons to Exercise


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Updated: 12/10/2012 4:25 pm Published: 10/31/2012 1:13 pm


Stephanie Flynn of Tulsa Fit Body Bootcamp, recently sent out a newsletter explaining the top reasons to work out.  We've all heard or said the excuses for not working out at one time or another. "You have no time." "You don't know where to begin." "You've failed in the past." Tulsa Fit Body Bootcamp is about making long term goals and changing your lifestyle for more reasons other than looking good in a bikini. Below are 8 valuable reasons to exercise:

1. To Be Happier and more confident
-Exercise has been shown to stimulate brain chemicals that induce relaxation and happiness. When you're having a bad day, lace up your shoes for an invigorating workout and feel happier. When you are fit, feel healthy and have energy, the natural result is great confidence.

2. To Reduce Disease -Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of pretty much every single health problem known to man, from stroke to heart disease to cancer and osteoporosis. Exercise is also a great defense against type 2 diabetes, one of the most widely growing diseases of our time. 



3. To Be Energized
-Remember that feeling you experience after a great workout? You're body is buzzing with energy, you're less easily irritated and feel more peaceful.
4. To Get Better Sleep
-Exercise boosts energy levels during the day, but also wears you out. Recovering from a challenging workout will help you relax and reach a deeper level of sleep. 



5. To Slow Aging
-Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to slow aging. When you age your body loses muscle and bone, and the loss of both are drastically reduced with regular exercise. You'll also enjoy a reduction in inflammation. 



6. To Reduce Depression
-Studies have shown that exercise is able to reduce depression – sometimes even as effectively as medication. Even if you don't feel like getting up off the couch to sweat through a workout, remember that you'll feel happier and more alive once you've done it.

7. To Feel Fewer Aches and Pains -When you strengthen the muscles around your damaged joints you're able to reduce joint pain and overall aches. Remember to always consult your physician before starting an exercise program, especially if you have chronic joint pain.

8. To Enjoy Your Life
Whatever it is that you love in life –your kids, travel, sports, fashion - it is all more enjoyable when you experience it in a fit and healthy body. Find the motivation to exercise so that you're able to enjoy all the great things in your life. 

 

 



For more information on Tulsa Fit Body Bootcamp visit www.tulsafitbodybootcamp.com.

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