I’m sure we all know by now that exercise is great for you. But let’s be honest, sometimes finding that motivation to work out can be a little difficult. So, in this post, I am going to share my top five reasons for working out.
1. Exercise can completely change your mood!
When you work out, your body produces endorphins, which will give you a rush of euphoria and happiness. You will feel better after a workout than you did before it. Next time you’re having a bad day, try going for a fast-paced run or taking a spinning class, and the day won’t seem so bad after all.
2. Exercising is sociable.
Whenever I move to a new city to study or work, I look for exercise classes to do. You meet like-minded people, you can support each other during a difficult workout and you all share a collective feeling of euphoria when the class finishes!
3. Exercise makes you feel confident.
We all know the physical effects of exercise on our bodies but we don’t always talk about the mental effects. Exercise might give you a feeling of confidence from being comfortable with your body and appearance. This new confidence might even help in your social or work life.
4. It helps to relieve stress.
Focusing on lifting weights or going for a run can help you forget the problems and stress of daily life, studies or work. During exams, I always spend an hour a day in the gym. It makes me feel less anxious and it also helps me to sleep those important eight hours the night before a big exam.
5. Finally, exercise makes us feel strong, fit and healthy!
Every day, the 20 minutes on the treadmill get easier, the weights feel lighter and you feel a great sense of achievement. It's a great feeling doing something you couldn’t do before and knowing it’s a result of your hard work.
So, next time you’re feeling down, put your trainers on and get sweating. It might not be easy but I promise you will feel so much better once you have finished!
Do you exercise regularly? What benefits of it do you feel?