It should come as no surprise that exercise has its benefits. Research has demonstrated this again and again. Physical activity is good for your body – your heart, your whole cardiovascular system, your blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and so much more. It’s also good for your mind.
When it comes to exercise, some is always better than none. But when you can make the extra effort and go from working out sometimes to on a consistent schedule, then you’ll really start to see (and feel) the benefits.
Here are five reasons to follow a regular workout routine:
1. Focus on your body.
If you were to ask a group of people why they work out, most would probably mention something about weight. We get it, but working out is so much more than hitting a number on the scale. A regular workout habit will keep you feeling good about your body and confident in what you’re able to do.
2. Improve mental clarity.
Regular exercise can help you clear out some of the brain fog, letting you think more clearly. Even a short walk or quick workout during your day can help you concentrate and focus.
3. Feel less stress.
With a mindful approach to your workouts, you can experience less stress. When you work out, focus on what you’re doing at the moment. Think about your movements, count your reps, and concentrate on your form. Leave all the to-do lists and worries behind.
4. Get better sleep.
Your body likes it when you work out, and it rewards you with better sleep quality. You don’t have to work out insanely hard to get this benefit, consistent workouts done at a moderate intensity are great.
5. Improve your mood.
Working out kicks off all kinds of positive chemical reactions in your brain. Some of these chemicals elevate your mood, making you feel happier and more relaxed.
No matter what your motivation is for working out, making sure that physical activity is part of your daily routine is a benefit for your mind and your body. Join us for a class at Kinetix in Rochester and experience firsthand just how beneficial a great workout can be. Contact us to get more information.