Did you know a good workout can…
make you happier
improve your sex life
slow down the aging process
make you feel stronger
Would you go to the gym for those reasons? Would you workout more often because you know that exercise can improve other areas of your life and not just decrease your waistline?
Well, I know for some, working out can be a burden but for me everything listed above holds true. Also, working out sets the tone for the day and gets me ready for any challenges I might face. Check out more fun facts below!
Fun facts that will make you see fitness in a different way and get you moving!
Turn that frown upside DOWN. Regular exercise can enhance mood and overall well-being. When you increase your heart rate, challenge your body and get out of your comfort zone. . .not only did you complete a workout, you have proved to yourself that you CAN do anything that you put your mind to. That alone can make you feel really good inside and prepare you for your next challenge!
You don't have to run ALL THE TIME to lose weight. Wait. What? Yes, you read it correctly. Did you know that when you run long distances frequently you can actually prevent fat loss because your body will start to burn muscle and not fat. Studies have shown that when you consistently strength train and add possibly less cardio, you will burn more calories for a longer period time than just running or doing cardio exercise. So, make sure that you don't confuse more cardio to lose more weight.
Visualization can improve your workout. Like anything else, if you visualize completely your workout, not only will you finish the workout, you will improve the way you worked out. Knowing what's ahead, understanding why you are doing what you are doing and focus on the end results will get you through a workout much more effectively vs. not knowing what you plan on doing once you hit the gym. So plan, prepare and complete!
Now that you have these fun little tips, let's get MOVING.