It's a beautiful day to move your body! However, there are some days when you might be having trouble motivating yourself to workout, it happens. While you’re committed to your own fitness routine, today you just aren’t feeling it. You’ve made progress, so having a day off won’t hurt. But, here are a couple of other reasons why you should still get moving.
Exercise improves your mood. Each time you workout, you release endorphins, which create feelings of happiness. Even just 30 minutes of exercise may completely turn a bad mood around. Or just adding in small bursts of movement throughout the day.
Working out helps lower stress. Exercise can help to slow cortisol (the stress hormone) production in your body, which may help to reduce those "unkind" symptoms of stress. It may be one of the fastest ways to calm your mind, giving you a boost of endorphins to improve your happiness, and let out some of that built up anger!
You get a bit of ‘me time’. If your sister is bugging you or your partner has somehow claimed the living room, working out is the perfect escape. Put on some music and close yourself off for a little while. You’ll probably feel like a whole new person once you’re done.
Exercise is good for your brain. When you move regularly, it triggers a chemical in the brain that can help reduce the dreaded ‘brain fog’ and the feeling of being sluggish. Exercise helps to stimulate the sections of your brain that control memory, so you might also find it easier to remember things as well.
Working out helps your confidence. It’s not just losing weight or gaining muscle that helps you to feel good. Regular exercise can help improve your strength, balance and coordination too. Being able to carry a heavy bag, or improve your everyday movements and lifestyle can do wonders for your confidence.
Remember, there is a massive difference between your body needing to rest and thinking “I just want to say workout today ”. It’s important that you rest when you feel that you need it, but if you’re thinking about skipping your workout because you’re lacking motivation, remember this list of reasons why you should show up and workout! Let's get stronger together!
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