Some of us are good at sticking to New Year’s resolutions – and some of us are only good at making them. If you’ve made a resolution to get fit this year and don’t want to break it – the following article is for you!
1) Think short term (to help you begin):
To keep your resolution – the first thing you’ll need is the motivation to begin in the first place! We all know there are long term benefits to exercise, but these may not be enough to get you started – so here’s a list of benefits you’ll see within a month of consistent exercise:
2) Increased energy levels:
As your body adjusts to a more active lifestyle, you’ll experience a noticeable boost in energy throughout the day. This will increase your overall performance in every task you do, no matter your occupation.
3) Better sleep:
Exercise improves sleep by getting you to sleep quicker, as well as improving the quality of your sleep. Good sleep is known to help with a person’s overall health and well being.
4) Mood enhancement:
Physical activity is associated with mood improvements, and can have you feeling better within minutes of starting your routine. Your brain is flooded with serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine – basically bodily chemicals that make you feel good. In fact, research shows that it can even help alleviate long-term depression!
Within a week of following your routine, you’ll feel more flexible, limber, and agile.
6) It improves your sex life:
Exercise helps your body in many ways, and most people who work out, swim, or even walk, report better sex lives.
7) It boosts your immune system:
It raises your level of immunoglobulins (antibodies) the immune system uses to identify and neutralize bacteria, viruses, and other foreign objects. This boost lasts a whole day after every exercise session. So while it’s great to eat apples, exercise will literally keep the doctor away!
8) Tips to keep your resolution:
Now that you’re ready to start and know what results you WILL see quickly, here’s some advice that you should follow so you don’t quit:
In finality, follow these points and you will see results. Do read my previous articles to know more about the long term benefits of exercise and why it is imperative to maintain a physically active lifestyle.