It’s a New Year and I am sure you're full of energy and motivation to work towards your body goals. You got yourself a gym membership right? I am sure many of us did this last year and after the first few weeks once we got back into our routines and the New Year novelty wore off, we went back into the habit of making excuses. We have written below why you should make exercise a part of your daily routine in 2017 and hopefully these facts will help you stay consistent.
Helps reduce stress and anxiety
Working out or taking part in physical activities can help reduce stress and anxiety by improving your mood. When exercising, your brain releases feel good chemicals called endorphins. These are chemicals that make you feel good (these are the same chemicals released to your body when laughing). Studies have shown that exercising will help you relax and calm anxiety levels. Physical activity should be apart of any depression treatment.
You will have more energy
Exercising daily will help increase your energy levels. Regular physical activity provides your body with more oxygen and nutrients that helps the cardiovascular system function more effectively. This will help the body feel more energised, alert and active. Having more energy will allow you to complete more things in the day at your full potential rather than doing tasks whilst feeling tired and losing focus.
You will sleep better at night
Exercise promotes better sleep. It can help you feel more alert and energised throughout your day but at night studies have shown that it can impact your overall quality of sleep. While exercise will help reduce stress levels this will also help you to have a deeper and more relaxed sleep that we all wish for at times.
Prevent you from being ill
Daily exercising will help you strengthen your immune system. Having a strong immune system will help prevent you from illnesses such as colds and flus, but studies have also shown that regular exercises can prevent more serious problems such as heart disease. Regular exercise will strengthen your immune system, ensuring your body stays stronger and helps fight off the bacteria that causes you to be ill.
Helps improve memory
Regular exercise will help keep your brain alert and help prevent the ageing of the brain. Exercise boosts the chemicals in the brain that support and prevent the degeneration of the hippocampus, which is an important part of the brain for memory and learning.
Live a longer happier life
Exercise will help you live longer as your body is going to be stronger and have a well functioned immune system that will help prevent the risk of diseases and illnesses. Your mood will be better, you will be less stressed, you will be more confident in your appearance which will result in you having a happier and healthier lifestyle.