“Wow I really regret that workout” –No One Ever
#1: Fitness Is A Powerful Remedy For Boosting Your Happiness
Happiness is a feeling of joy and appreciation for who you are, where you’ve been, what you’re going through, and where you’re headed. It’s a childlike sense of fulfillment, gratitude, and inner peace that we’re all looking for but not many seem to have.
Happiness may seem hard to maintain because life is unpredictable—full of surprises, obstacles, challenges, struggles, and setbacks. With all of these unpredictable changes taking place your life, it’s easy to feel that you’re your happiness is out your control.
But there is a scientifically-proven way to take control of your mood, your happiness, your mental and your physical health: fitness. If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward, and proven way to improve your happiness on a daily basis, fitness is your answer.
Fitness entails anything from talking a ten-minute walk, going for a two-mile jog through your neighborhood, jumping in on a daily workout regimen at your local gym, practicing yoga or Pilates, cycling, swimming, or running a marathon.
The great part about it is, you don’t have to be an expert to start. According to this Happify infographic about “The Link Between Exercise And Happiness,” the positive mood benefits of just 20 minutes of exercise can last for up to 12 hours.
It’s a powerful remedy for depression that stays with you—an all natural-euphoria that lasts all day.
So the next time you’re debating about whether or not to hit the gym, keep in mind that it only takes twenty minutes to reap the positive mental effects of working out. And the happiness you’ll feel after you finish is going to stay with you for the rest of your day or night.
#2: Exercise Is An Empowering Solution For Releasing Anxiety And Stress
Anxiety originates from a cycle of mental rumination about negative problems, events, and situations in your past, present, and future. It’s a cycle of stressing and worrying about situations that may or may not be that serious and may or may not actually take place.
There are plenty of ways to fight anxiety and connect with inner peace. But out of every stress-reliever that there is, fitness has to be the most empowering one. Because what better way is there to wipe out your negative thoughts and feelings than pushing yourself through the intensity of running miles on the treadmill, pumping weights at the gym, spending time on the spin machine, or jogging through the streets of your town?
If anxiety is taking a toll on you, do yourself a favor and don’t spend anymore energy ruminating, stressing, or worrying about whatever’s on your mind. Don’t get locked in that cycle of negative thinking. BREAK THE CYCLE.
Make your way to your local gym and break that cycle of anxiety. By the time you leave, your workout is going to replace your anxiety with a feeling of stress-release, lightness, confidence, and carefree energy that stays with you.
#3: Fitness Makes You Look And Feel More Confident And Attractive
We tend to think of physical attractiveness as an inborn trait that you’re either born with or you’re not. But that idea is a myth.
Because a strong dedication fitness—if you stick with it and work hard at it—is a lifestyle that can make you look and feel more confident and attractive.
How attractive you are when you come into the world isn’t up to you. But how attractive you become by the time you leave is totally your choice. You can improve your looks, your beauty, your charisma, and your physical attractiveness. And fitness is the best way to do it.
According to this article by Experience Life about “8 Ways Exercise Makes You Gorgeous,” regular exercise is a habit that makes you look and feel more attractive by offering you smoother skin, greater self-confidence, better stature, better sleep, and less excess fat.
According to that article, dedicating yourself to the fit life can even improve your sex drive by boosting sex hormones like testosterone: “Getting fit not only makes you look sexy, it also makes you feel sexy by balancing the body’s sex hormone levels, which in turn can improve the appearance of hair, skin and muscle tone.”
#4: Fitness Breeds Higher Levels Of Discipline, Work Ethic, Motivation, And Growth
Motivation isn’t a quality that you are born with. It’s a quality that you grow and develop through time, effort, work, and overcoming setbacks. And one of the simplest ways to transform yourself into a more motivated person is through fitness.
Getting fit is a process of getting yourself out of the house to head to the gym day in and day out; developing the right workout regimens, routines, and diet-plans; and overcoming blocks to your growth. It’s a process of keeping yourself positive, amped up, and motivated to work out—even on days when you don’t feel like it.
By making it through that process you become happier, healthier, less anxious, more confident, and more physically attractive. But the greatest benefit you will ever receive from dedicating yourself to the fit life is the disciplined, motivated, and hard-working person that you will grow into by the end of your transformation. It’s a simple habit that can put you on the fast-track to developing the skills and qualities that you need for success in all areas of your life.
That’s why You Should Hit The Gym Everyday.
As you get deeper and deeper into your fitness journey, you’ll see that missing a workout is a choice that always ends with disappointment or dissatisfaction. But deciding to get up, break your cycle of negative thinking, and get yourself to the gym—even on days when you have to drag yourself out of the house—is a choice that you’ll never regret.