Even needed reasons why you should actually exercise or should start to exercise?
Already on a fitness journey and need a KUTA to stay the course?
Here are the top 5 reasons why starting or continuing your fitness journey is good for you and your body.
1. Improves Your Memory
Ever walked into a room and forgot why you went in there?
Those illusive car keys ruining your day?
A recent study by the University of British Columbia found that good old aerobic exercise that gets you nice and sweaty will improve your memory.
2. Boosts Your Self-Esteem
One of the most common things that exercise participants tell me is that they feel a difference.
They refer to this feeling different to themselves (feeling better about themselves) and how their bodies move throughout the day (more energy and more agility) which gives them much more confidence.
This is ‘boost’ usually occurs after a committed period of regular attendance to group exercise sessions and one of the main aspects of our motto – look good, feel good, get strong.
3. Reduces Stress
The everyday demands we place on ourselves to make things perfect (family, work) can increase our levels of stress.
Part of what makes you feel better is reducing stress
A 2008 NHS report found that physical activity reduces stress.
“The researchers conclude that mental health benefits were observed at a “minimal level of at least 20 minutes a week of any physical activity”.
They say that there was a greater risk reduction (of stress) for activity that was undertaken for longer or at a higher intensity.
4. Increases Bone Density
As men and women age or go through pregnancy some bone density naturally.
According the National Osteoporosis Foundation, activities like weight lifting, dancing, or basically anything that gets your body moving helps to prevent bone loss.
If you feel exhausted right after your workouts the rest of your day/week will feel (there’s that word again) easier.
Carrying shopping up a flights of stairs?
Tap dancing your way around during the day?
5. Destroys Body Fat
Want to lose weight?
Exercise (and a sensible diet) is a crucial part of reducing body-fat levels.
For most people losing weight and reducing fat is all about the amount of calories you consume versus the amount of calories you burn.
Physical activity is healthy.
Physical activity is effective at burning those calories to kick start your body into burning those calories.
Boxercise, Kettlebells, HIIT are all awesome ways to get you on the fat-burning track.