There are thousands of studies that expound the health benefits of exercising. Let me pick a few of my favorite reasons to start.
- Studies show a strong correlation between exercise and increased mental function e.g. increased productivity and creativity.
- Exercise boosts curiosity and actually gives exercisers more energy.
Having more energy means doing more, which means higher productivity, which could mean bringing higher value to employers or clients, which in turn, may lead to higher compensation! $$$!
- And people who have more energy usually are more fun to be around (just saying).
Let me illustrate the point through my personal history.
When I was a wee little one, I watched my parents exercise. And so I emulated them. My dad boxed and played soccer. I followed suit and added football, hockey, cycling, track, and the traditional sports . And those activities expanded to triathlons and more combative contact sports. The endurance sports lead me to become performance driven.
As an adult, the main drivers of my passion in fitness is to be a role model to my family and to help others feel great about themselves and have effusive energy.
I share this with you to highlight that although I've played sports all my life and continue to be active, the reasons for why I exercise have changed over time. It's beneficial to evaluate what types of exercise fit into your lifestyle and why you do it.
- Why do you want to workout?
- What motivates you? Or will motivate you?
This is your journey. This is your life.
You need to be true to yourself and give yourself a spark. It would be phenomenal if you shared why you get your body in gear with others. This way you can motivate someone else.
After you share the reasons, feel free to use your new found energy to be curious as you check back to see other ways you can be motivated!
As for the other benefits, well...
they are too numerous to include here for our purposes.
I will anonymously post the compressive reasons others have expressed to me on my site. Check back for updates!