Benefits of Exercising Daily -- And How to Get Started
One of the best things you can do to improve your health and lose weight is start exercising daily. There are endless benefits of exercising, one of the biggest being increased energy.
A few lesser known benefits of exercising are:
- Mental clarity.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Reduced stress.
- Less anxiety.
- Feel happier.
- Reduced risk of disease.
Starting a daily exercise routine is by far one of the best ways to safeguard your health. Of course, when you feel tired all the time, it’s hard to motivate yourself to start exercising in the first place! If you’re stuck in this rut, you probably feel confused and unsure how to start a regular exercise program.
Before you incorporate an exercise program in your life, you need to make a commitment to stop procrastinating. You have to make a pact with yourself to just do it each and every day. If you tell yourself that you can do it, then you will. Don’t beat yourself up for missing a day here and there – just stay committed to exercising *most* days.
Before you actually start working out, you’ll want to talk to your doctor to see what types of exercises you are healthy enough to engage in. Another good idea would be to start drinking more water and eating smaller meals more frequently. Instead of the usual three meals per day, try eating five to six smaller meals. This will help increase your metabolism and give you more energy throughout the day.
Start out by exercising for just twenty to thirty minutes per day. This can include walking, jogging, using a workout or yoga video at home, or even joining a gym. Joining a gym has many benefits. You pay a monthly fee, so unless you enjoy throwing money away you feel obligated to go. There are many activities you can do at a gym that you can’t do at home, such as walking on a treadmill or swimming laps. Some gyms also offer free personal assistance to their members, and they can give you excellent suggestions on eating healthier and exercising.
Just like drinking your morning cup of coffee, exercise will become a habit soon enough. Including your family and friends in your exercise plan can also help your motivation. If your friends and family aren’t interested, try joining a local walking club or dance class.
Finally, you may also want to keep a journal or even on online blog to reaffirm your commitment to daily exercise. Chronicling your steps to success will help you and could also help others who follow your blog.
Staying committed to a daily exercise plan may have its challenges, but there are so many benefits of exercising that it’s well worth the effort of sticking with it long-term.