Healthy and happy do go together. It doesn’t mean you can’t have one without the other, but it does mean that when you have one, the other tends to follow. I want to help all my clients in Raleigh achieve both. While it might not seem I have much input into the happy part of the equation, that’s not true. Most of my clients find that once they start working out, their mood improves dramatically. That’s because exercise burns off the hormones created by stress that leave you feeling tied up in knots. Exercise also stimulates the brain to create hormones that make you feel good, adding to your overall sense of happiness. It’s also because my clients have more energy.
When you look good, you feel good about yourself.
Everyone wants to look good, it’s human nature. When you’re eating healthy and working out, you’ll start noticing the difference. It’s not all about muscle tone and losing weight either. Your skin looks younger and has a glow. That’s because the exercise stimulates blood flow that sends oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. It also starts the production of more antioxidants that protect the cells from damage that can cause illness and aging.
Who wouldn’t be happier having more energy and zest for life?
Boosting your energy level can help you get through life’s demands with flying colors. Exercise and eating healthy has an amazing effect that way. When you eat healthy, your body functions at top performance and the more you workout, the more energy you seem to have. In fact, the boost in productivity and improved cognitive thinking is one reason many employers offer workout programs and nutrition programs for their staff.
If you find yourself falling on the couch and napping at the end of the day, maybe you should consider working out instead.
Life is meant to be enjoyed. While you might look forward to sitting the rest of the day in your easy chair and watching hours of TV, you’re missing out on a lot in life. It takes energy to fully participate in everything life has to offer. Spending time with the kids takes energy and if you don’t have it, you could miss so much. If you’re a parent, the time you spend in the gym reaps mountains of quality time having fun with the kids hiking, biking, shooting hoops and going for walks.
Have the energy to have fun.
If all you want to do at the end of the workday is sit in a chair and relax, you’re missing a lot of the pleasure life has to offer. There’s a whole world of fun out there when you have the energy to enjoy it. In fact, many parents feel that taking the time to exercise is more for their family than themselves. Not only does it keep them healthy to be good parents, it also gives them the energy to enjoy the time with their children,
- Exercise reduces the risk of several diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and even cancer. It can ever improve some diseases and reverse them.
- You’ll appreciate how little time it takes from your schedule to workout. In fact, the fitter you become, the quicker you’ll achieve your normal tasks, so it actually may add time.
- Working out can improve functional fitness. That helps reduce the potential of injury when doing everyday tasks.
- Getting fit has no time limit. You’re never too old to get fitter or too out of shape. If you’re just starting out after years of inactivity, it won’t be easy, but will be worth it.