Benefits of a workout

The benefits of a good Gym Workout

You owe it to yourself!

Exercise improves your mood. Need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym will you calm down. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. You’ll also look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Regular exercise can even help prevent depression.

Exercise helps you manage your weight. Want to drop those excess pounds? Trade some couch time for physical exercise. This one’s a no-brainer. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn — and the easier it is to keep your weight under control. You don’t even need to set aside major chunks of time for working out. Dedicated workouts are great but do regularly and watch your nutrition!

Exercise helps you look good. Like to tone and condition your body to look and feel better? Nothing like improving your muscle tone. A bit of weight training and resistance training can give you that nice toned, slimmer look. Ideal if you have a special event coming up or are off for a beach holiday and want to look your best. Conditioning your body also makes you feel good.

Exercise boosts your energy level. Regular physical activity can leave you breathing easier. Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system — the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels — work more efficiently. Big deal? You bet! When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.

Exercise promotes better sleep. Struggling to fall asleep? Or stay asleep? It might help to boost your physical activity during the day. A good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, productivity and mood. And you guessed it — physical activity is sometimes the key to better sleep. Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.

Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life. Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there’s more to it than that. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women, and men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise — especially as they get older.

Exercise combats chronic diseases. Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent osteoporosis? Physical activity might be the ticket. Regular physical activity can help you prevent — or manage — high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Regular physical activity boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol while decreasing triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the build up of plaques in your arteries.

Exercise can be — gasp — fun! You will often get to meet new people when you attend the gym regularly so the social element should not be overlooked. A lot of people attend the gym just for that reason. Try buddying up with someone else so you do not train alone. Put a bit of ‘competition’ into your sessions by working out with someone else etc. Are you convinced? Good. Start reaping the benefits of regular gym workouts today! Make working out at our gym part of your lifestyle and reap the benefits. You won’t regret it. Regards James Monk – Personal Tainer copyright all rights reserved James Monk 2014