There Are So Many Benefits!
Now and then we all engage in some form of convenient rationalization, especially when faced with the seemingly insurmountable task of transforming a fat and out-of-shape body into a buff, healthy version of its former self. But the reality is that many people (who are probably a lot more out of shape than you) have successfully dieted and exercised their way to a new look, and a new way of life.
That's not to say working out is easy or takes no effort, but the hardest thing to do is to get started. Once you pass that barrier, the results you see will motivate you even further. For this reason you can see why it is so important to get on an effective diet and fitness plan right out of the box.
This article is purely about motivation. And what better way to make you realize how important exercise is in your life than to list the top 20 reasons people exercise? With all we now know about the benefits of exercise, it's hard to believe more Americans don't workout. It's the closest thing yet to the fountain of youth, and the ONLY real way to change the appearance, shape, and strength of your body.
Everyone exercises for different reasons. But regardless of your initial motivation, you still get ALL the benefits. Below is a list of 20 reasons why you should workout. If you can find even one benefit on this list, you'll have enough reason to begin an exercise program and take steps to take care of yourself. Help you lose weight and reduce body fat
Regular exercise can...
Improve your physical appearance
Increase your level of muscular strength and endurance
Maintain your resting metabolic rate to prevent weight gain
Increase your stamina and ability to do continuous work
Improve fitness levels, or your body's ability to use oxygen
Provide protection against injury
Improve your balance and coordination
Increase bone mineral density to prevent osteoporosis
Lower resting heart rate and blood pressure
Lower Body Mass Index (BMI), your fat to height ratio
Reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol
Enhance sexual desire and performance
Reduce heart disease risk and stroke
Reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer
Increase insulin sensitivity, prevents type 2 diabetes
Reduce your level of anxiety and help you manage stress
Improve function of the immune system
Improve your self-esteem and restore confidence
Help you sleep better, relax, and improve mood