It’s undeniable that our bodies are built to be active. Unfortunately, there are many people who live non-active lifestyles and do not exercise regularly.
The heart foundation claims that 65.3% of Australians aged 15 and over are sedentary or only engage in very low levels of exercise.
You know exercise is good for you. But do you really know how good? You will find that the positives significantly outweigh the negatives.
Let’s look at some of the great benefits of getting into fitness!
One of the most favourable outcomes of working out is to be able to appear fitter and more attractive. Whether it’s to shed a few kilos, gain a bit of muscle and strength or just tone up, regular exercise can help you become the best physical version of yourself.
It’s important that any person looking in the mirror is happy with how they look.
Although it isn’t necessarily healthy to strive for absolute perfection, it is healthy to strive for progress and improvement.
Your skin, hair and nails will look better and be stronger, therefore you won’t have to spend as much on skincare and hair-care products. It doesn’t stop there!
A beach-ready body is just one of the many advantages of working out. Exercise can not only make you look better; it can make you feel better on the inside and make you see yourself in a better view.
Scroll down to learn more about how exercise can help you feel better and become healthier!
Regular exercise can not only make you look better, but it can add years to your life. Within just one hour of working out you are protecting yourself from getting a cold or the flu.
The average person gets two to four colds each year, leaving you miserable for 14 to 40 days every year. A US study proved that being fit and active can cut the risk of getting a cold by nearly 50% when compared to non-active people. Even when the active people did get sick, the severity of their symptoms were 41% less than the non-active participants.
Exercise increases your level of immunoglobulins, which can boost your immune system for about 24 hours after exercise.
No, it won’t stop you from getting the Coronavirus, but being a fit and healthy individual will significantly improve your chances of recovery.
Within one day of exercising you will have reduced your blood pressure for up to 16 hours.
Within one week, you reduce your risk of getting diabetes.
After one year of sticking to regular exercise, your heart rate will be lower, and you will have reduced your risk of getting cancer.
By this time, you will have become a fat burning machine. Any muscle gained will have increased your metabolism, meaning your body will burn more energy in its resting state, meaning you can even eat more food!
Another huge factor is how exercise can make you feel.
For many people who have been out of shape, improving your physical body comes with a huge confidence and self-esteem boost which will flow onto all aspects of your life. It can even make you feel happier!
Studies show that even people with clinical depression can improve their mood with exercise. This is due to the release of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, which are effectively your brains natural “happy chemicals”.
On the opposite end, working out can lower cortisol and adrenaline levels in the body, making it an effective stress and anxiety reliever. It seems counter-productive, but it can make you more energized.
Many people use the excuse “I don’t have any energy to exercise”, when exercise is the secret to get more energy. Try it and see for yourself!
Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult, you don’t even need to have a gym membership. A 30-minute walk per day, or even physical activities that aren’t “exercise” like gardening or lifting boxes can make a difference. If you really want to invest in your well-being and set up a home gym, be sure to check out our range of Strength, Fitness, Cross Training and Cardio Equipment!
If you care about your health, the way you look and how you feel, exercise is a highly effective tool to improve your life. While some people don’t use it, some put it to work.