We all have differing reasons why we work and value our fitness club in Albion. So often, we talk about the surface-level benefits of why people work out. We talk about shedding lbs., slimming our waist sizes, and getting toned up for the beach vacation. These are all great, and I am gaining their value. But this post is dedicated to the more profound, often misunderstood benefits of working out and creating a healthy lifestyle. These are often thought of as indirect benefits of fitness, but they are just as real, measurable, and tangible as the circumference of your biceps.
5 mental Reasons Why You Need to Be Working Out
Some of us like the hustle and bustle of an unpredictable schedule. I am not one of them. Humans are often creatures of habit. There is nothing that ingrains a productive and successful routine more than having regular Gym training. Even if you are continually active in your job, a specifically designed fitness routine will help deliver the best results and put the mind in its comfort zone.
2. Positive self-image/positive feedback
Like it or not, most of our minds default to negativity as our natural state. In our society, we are always judging, constantly comparing, and always wanting more. Personal training helps combat this. Working out in a fitness club in Albion routinely is a lot of work but also a lot of accomplishment. This gives us a positive image of ourselves and feedback as we accomplish our goals and see improvement.
3. Devours excess negative energy
One of the most beautiful things about small group training is that it takes up energy. A lot of it. Often, we are restless when we try to sleep, and we cannot shut our minds off, and we have too much energy left in the tank at the end of the day. Good old-fashioned hard work is one of the best remedies for this problem. Therefore, one of the most important benefits of exercise is improved sleep quality.
4. Improved cognition/physiological benefits
I will not bore you with peer-reviewed scientific journal research, but realize there are boatloads of studies on exercise and cognition and the health benefits of exercise. They are overwhelmingly positive findings, as you would expect. From personal experience, my brain is at its finest when exercising regularly.
5. Provides community/support/connection
This is more important now than ever. The last 6 months have been challenging. For anyone who values their gym and exercise routines, coping with a life devoid of our favourite part of the day has been challenging. The gym offers many of us a unique community, which has disappeared. I have been rocked to the core personally by this. But I feel the tide changing, and great things are just around the bend. Stay strong, and this, too, shall pass. I look forward to creating a new, flourishing community at Smart Strength. Please come and join me.