Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Benefits of Working Out



There are many reasons that people decide to transforms their lives into healthy testimonials of weightloss. Vanity is not the biggest long-term motivator for staying focused on your healthy lifestyle. So if you're only working out because you want to look hot, you need to reevaluate your reasons. Working out should be motivated for an all-around better life because that's exactly what its long term results are.

Working out does more than create a more desired physique, it increases confidence and your life span, it relieves stress and improves your mental abilities.
  • WORKING OUT INCREASES CONFIDENCE
Even though body image is at the core of why we work out, it's our inner feelings that get the true make over. As you improve on the outside, confidence becomes more palpable. Being out of shape makes you feel less confident. Working out releases endorphins, which in turns, puts you on a high. It's practically impossible to be in great shape and not be confident.

  • WORKING OUT INCREASES YOUR LIFE SPAN
It's no secret that a healthier lifestyle allows you to live longer. Working out strengthens all your muscles, even your heart. After the age of 30, most people lose at least 10% of their aerobic ability and working out helps to reverse that. Working out also lowers your blood pressure, bad cholesterol, reverses diabetes and is key is making your longer life a good one. No one wants everything to break down on them after 60!

  • WORKING OUT RELIEVES STRESS
Stress is unhealthy emotion bottled up inside of us. Exercising can certainly use those feelings as motivation to get through your workout. While increasing endorphins, exercise decreases cortisol--the stress hormone. Physical activity switches your focus and can create a zen-like state.

  • WORKING OUT IMPROVES YOUR MENTAL CAPABILTIES
Studies show that people who work out regularly have a better memory, reaction time and concentration than people who don't. Aerobic activity stimulates the middle-frontal and superior parietal regions of the brain, which are associated with attention and keeping goals in mind. Exercise gets more oxygen to the brain, which increases mental capacity.

Are you convinced to start working out yet? These are certainly not all the benefits of exercising, but just enough to get you motivated to start. A healthy lifestyle leads to an all-around healthy life!

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