Look at Exercise as a Privilege


Most people view working out as a chore, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of looking at exercise as a chore or a hassle, start looking at it as a privilege. 

Do you know how lucky you are to be able to do physical activity? If you are able to exercise, be grateful for the privilege!

How you feel about exercise matters just as much as the act of exercise. The more positive you are about working out, the better results you will see. 

Think of the positive changes — body and mind — that you’ll get:

Lose excess fat

The number on your scale will go down and so will your blood pressure. Your metabolism will speed up and your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers will decrease. You’ll sleep better at night and have more energy during the day. And most importantly, you won’t be as self-conscious about how others see you.

Build muscle

Having more muscle helps your body to burn more calories, even when you’re at rest. This means that you’ll be able to lose weight more easily, and you’ll also be less likely to gain it back. Muscle is also important for overall health and vitality.

Increase metabolism

When you increase your metabolism, you’re able to burn more calories throughout the day. This means that you’ll be able to lose weight more easily, and you’ll also be less likely to gain weight in the future. In addition, a high metabolism can help to protect against diseases such as cancer.

Decrease stress

When you’re feeling stressed, exercise can be a great way to release that tension and feel more relaxed. Not only does it help to clear your mind and improve your mood, but it can also have long-term benefits for your health. Regular exercise has been shown to lower stress levels, boost your immune system, and improve your overall mood.

Decrease blood pressure

When you work out, your blood pressure decreases. This is because the activity causes your heart to beat faster and pump more blood through your body. When your blood pressure is lower, you’re at a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.

Healthier sleep habits

Exercise helps promote better sleep habits, so by working out regularly, you’ll be more likely to get the shut-eye you need. Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and wellbeing. When you’re well-rested, you’ll have more energy and be able to work out harder and longer. You’ll also be less likely to get sick, which can derail your fitness goals.

Feel better about yourself

When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good. Not only does this mean that you’ll feel happier and more relaxed after a workout, but it can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. In addition, exercise can help to boost your self-esteem and confidence.

Increased energy

Not only do the endorphins released during exercise improve your mood, they also give you more energy to tackle the day. So if you’re feeling tired and run down, a good workout could be just what you need to perk yourself up.

A positive opportunity for change

The more you appreciate what you have, the better life will be for you. When you look at exercise as something that other people don’t get to do, then you’ll be happier about working out. Physical activity is not a privilege that everyone has, so when you are able to work out and move your body in any way you choose, make the most of it!

We could go on and on. The benefits of physical activity are endless. There are no negatives to exercise, so why would you want to deny yourself all those benefits?!

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