You might find yourself feeling a little sluggish as Summer becomes a distant memory and cooler weather makes its way into our lives. You might have less energy than usual, and could even feel a little sadder than you’re used to. You are not alone! This time of year can bring about a lot of emotion, and is a great time for reflection and change. Time is flying by before our eyes, and New Year’s resolutions are something that some of us have began thinking about. The biggest resolution for most people is getting “fit,” and the best way to better our overall health is exercising! The question is, why wait for the New Year, when you can improve the way you feel now?
How Would You Like to Feel Better, Inside and Out?
There are many advantages of exercising, one of those being weight loss. Weight loss alone can make you feel better about yourself as an individual, which is one of the keys to happiness. We’ve all heard it: If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anything else, right? That isn’t the only advantage of weight loss though! That’s right, looking smoking hot before you go to that New Year’s party is only a small positive of losing weight.
Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss
Did you know that losing weight decreases your risk of developing breast cancer!? Women are not the only ones that are prone to developing this plague either. It’s best that we all manage our weight to the best extent that we can. For women, weight loss is good for those who are trying to conceive. Extra weight makes it hard for your lungs to get the air that you need, leading to sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea. Exercising leads to weight loss, which as you can see, is very good for your health and well-being.
A Cure for Seasonal Blues
Are you suffering from anxiety or depression during these cooler months? Seasonal anxiety/depression is more than real, and many of us suffer from it on a day-to-day basis. Exercising is proven to release endorphins, our “stress fighters” or “feel good” chemicals. This could be the answer to your “Winter time blues.”
As you can see, exercise is a great secret to having a healthier mind and body. Why wait any longer? Get up, get moving, and get motivated for a better, healthier life.
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