When we talk about the benefits of exercise, looking better gets the most
attention. Burning off unwanted kilos is a great thing, but let’s not
overlook a more immediate benefit of exercise.
Exercise transforms how you feel—with a quickness. It’s true. While weight
loss takes time and extended effort, all it takes is one workout to begin
reaping the reward of a more energetic and capable body.
Here are the top 3 ways that your body will feel better with exercise:
1) You’ll Have More Energy
How are your energy levels these days? (And I’m talking about natural
energy, not energy manufactured by caffeine.)
Do your eyes pop open at the sound of your alarm? Then do you bounce
through your day with a spring in your step? Or do you hit snooze half a
dozen times before getting up and dragging through your day?
While you may not instantly feel like the Energizer Bunny, your energy
levels will dramatically increase once you begin a consistent, challenging
How does spending energy create more energy? “(Exercise) literally creates
energy in your body. Your body rises up to meet the challenge for more
energy by becoming stronger,” explains Samantha Heller MS, RD.
Research consistently concludes that regular exercise increases energy
levels and reduces fatigue.
2) You’ll Have Fewer Aches and Pains
When your life becomes sedentary (this means you are inactive for most of
the day) then you’ll quickly find your body developing aches and pains.
You’ll feel it when you stand up – a throb in your back, creaking in your
knees and stiffness in your legs. This is pain due to underuse. Your body
was meant to move!
Movement improves flexibility and range of motion, and releases natural
pain-reducing endorphins, which means that, with a regular exercise
program, you’ll be moving smoother and with less pain than ever before.
3) You’ll Feel Happy and Confident
It’s hard to understand how 30 to 60 minutes a day spent on exercise is
able to completely transform how you feel about yourself. But it does.
Think back to the last time that you accomplished something. Maybe you
performed well at work and received kudos from your boss, or you finished
a project at home that took weeks of your time and concentration.
Do you remember how that accomplishment made you feel? You stood a little
bit straighter, you smiled easily, and deep down you felt alive with
When challenging exercise becomes a regular part of your life, feelings of
happiness and confidence also become a part of you. From now on I want you
to forget the idea that exercise is nothing more than a means to achieving
a slimmer body. Instead, look at exercise as a complete life enhancer.
I’d love to get a message from you.
Reach out to me and I’ll show you how to integrate a consistent,
challenging exercise routine into your lifestyle so that you’ll begin to
reap the benefits of an energetic, more confident you.
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