All across the country, millions of people are waking up to the fact that protecting your health doesn’t just mean living longer. It means looking great, feeling great, and having the energy to do the things you love with the people who matter most. Working out tones your body, improves your posture, regulates your sleep, and can even spring you out of a prison of negativity and blue moods. Combined with healthy eating and plenty of water, exercise can help you relax, sharpen your focus, and even expand your social life.
These things happen with time. The lasting effects of an exercise regimen begin to show only after you’ve had the patience to stay at it for a while. But there is one powerful effect that begins to show up right away: Exercise feels great. At the end of even one workout session, endorphins are released that flood us with a sense of well-being and accomplishment. Our problems take a few steps back and we feel focused and ready to face the day.
Finding time to exercise can be a challenge, and maintaining a routine that pushes us beyond our comfort zone can sometimes seem like a hassle. But if we accept the challenge get over those minor obstacles, the feeling of reward can keep us coming back. If you’re ready to get up, get outside and get moving, don’t let little things get in the way. Choose a time during the day that’s easy for you, and don’t fuss too much over your gear. A good pair of shoes plus comfortable clothes made of natural fibers will perfectly suffice for your cardio workouts. And for you resistance training routine, you really don’t need much: just a few simple weights (or an accessible gym), and something to protect your hands. So don’t wait. You deserve a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. Get out there and make it happen!