1. Gets your happy hormones pumping - who doesn't love some endorphins that are produced when you get your sweat on?
2. Accomplished: Makes you feel good about doing what you set out to do. When you feel accomplished it gives you a happiness boost!
5 Reasons to Wake Up & Workout
1.You don’t have to worry about working out the entire day!
When you workout early in the morning, you not only start off the day feeling refreshed, but you also don’t have to worry about getting your exercise in for the rest of the day! It’s so easy to make excuses to avoid working out. Feeling sluggish? Have to run errands? NO EXCUSES! Wake up and get it done before the excuses and distractions kick in! Exercising in the morning will improve your adherence to exercise and allow you to form healthy habits in all aspects of your life. Check out this article to learn more
Immediate & Long-term Benefits of Exercise“Work out, it’s good for you!” is a saying you have heard people say all of your life. Doctors, teachers, coaches, and friends are always preaching exercising is a great way to stay healthy and feel better, but have you ever wondered exactly what that means? What is it about exercise that makes it so good for you? Researchers and people all over the country are realizing time and time again that working out has so many beneficial attributes. Some of these post-exercise effects occur immediately after you finish working up a sweat (which is super motivating for the people like me who love a quick win and that it feels satisfying right away), and others are benefits that occur over a long term period of habitual physical activity. These benefits can be seen in many areas, but some of the best effects are seen in the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of someone’s daily routine. Here are just a few highlights of the greatest benefits working out has to offer in relation to these three sectors of your life.
Are You Exercising Enough?
On a journey to a healthier lifestyle, we often will say to ourselves, “I’m going to workout more.” Yet, how much exercise is necessary to achieve the health benefits we are looking for? The American Heart Association recommends that for overall cardiorespiratory fitness, the average person should workout out for 30 minutes at moderate intensity 5 days a week for a total of 150 minutes a week. This could include going for a jog, participating in a sport you love, riding a bike, or a Fitness Inspired boot-camp workout (my personal fav!). The AHA also suggests that 2 of those days should include Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity. Muscle strengthening is anything that makes your muscles work, so that could include lifting weights, using resistance bands, performing body weight exercises, etc. For even more extensive health benefits, the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) actually suggests doubling the 150-minute recommendation to 300 minutes a week, making your workouts a little longer.
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