Hello there! Today we’re going to talk about why it’s so important to exercise regularly. You may already know that physical activity is good for you, but do you know just how many benefits it can bring? Here are six reasons why you should make exercise a regular part of your routine.

1. It improves your physical health.

Exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your physical health. Regular physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and strengthen your muscles and bones.

2. It boosts your mental health.

Exercise isn’t just good for your body – it’s good for your mind, too. Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve mood, and boost self-esteem.

3. It increases your energy levels.

Feeling sluggish and tired? Exercise can help with that. Even just a little bit of physical activity each day can help increase your energy levels and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.

4. It helps you sleep better.

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Regular exercise can help with that, too. Exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.

5. It can be fun!

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. There are so many different types of physical activity to choose from – from dancing to hiking to swimming – that you’re sure to find something you enjoy. Plus, when you exercise with friends or family, it can be a great way to socialize and have fun together.

6. It sets a good example for others.

If you have children or other loved ones in your life, regular exercise can set a great example for them to follow. By making physical activity a priority, you’re showing them the importance of taking care of their bodies and their health.

How to get started.

Many people find it very difficult to get started with a fitness program, especially if that person has not worked out in a long time. This is a natural human habit and we all have issues getting started with new goals.

Even when we look at our changes in our lives, which, despite knowing the endless benefits to embracing them, it can still be a challenge to get things started.

Even the professional athlete struggles at the start of a new season, adapting to the intense training schedule therefore it is no surprise that you and many others feel the same way.

One mistake I see often is when people set a start date which can be weeks or even months away as they plan to begin their new habit from that date onward, however, more often than not, something can happen. Or get in the way of progress.

Another way to begin a new training schedule, which I and many others have found far easier to get started with instead of choosing a future date, is to start by taking a small action today. This can mentally seem like a challenge as you will likely have many reasons why you cannot do that today, however, no matter what we want to do in life, there is never a perfect time to get started.

This is why taking action today, even a small step can make a massive leap forward in progress. Even by saying to yourself you will start with just five minutes today and that could be anything from doing some press ups. Going for a short jog or even going on the cycle bike machine, anything that gets you moving and gets you started on your goal‘s progress.

There is no reason to wait until next week, or even next month for you to start taking some action towards your goals, because putting off. What has to be done is simply delaying your progress and therefore wasting your time.

Getting started with one small step today is better than getting started with one large step next month because a large step is a lot more difficult than a small step and therefore you are far more likely to quit when it’s tough at the beginning.

So next time you set a goal whether it’s to start eating healthy, going to the gym, start meditating or jogging, you are far better off to take some action  today then waiting and putting it off.

Every journey starts with a step, and when you think about your goals, this way, rather than trying to run before you walk, you will be able to build habits slowly and maintain them over the long run, which is exactly what it takes to achieve a goal.

If you want to start going to the gym and getting fit why don’t you try going to the gym and walking on the treadmill for five minutes then leaving, that’s where there’s no pressure no anxiety and no stress and instead of building up the big day you gradually work your way into your new habits comfortably.

This process works for almost everything in life. If you want to start reading regularly, you don’t have to pick up a book and plan to read it all in one day; you can simply start with one page.

Imagine how much easier it would be to improve multiple elements of your lifestyle. If you did each one and small steps you could gradually start eating healthier. Gradually start exercising more and gradually start improving your mood and mental health through meditation. These small steps quickly begin to compound, and before you know it, you begin to see an impact and feel the change.

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