Why You Should Start Working Out Now

Working out makes everything better. Don’t believe us? Well there are so many reasons to get back to the gym and to start moving. We are not talking about changing your entire life, but even adding more steps and walking into your life. This means taking the stairs, parking further away from work or even taking the dog on a further walk than usual.

By just adding a few tweaks to your life, like the ones we suggested in our previous article {insert link to old article}, changing your life slightly could make all the difference in the world. What are the benefits of working out and why do you need to start now? Find out below:

#1 Get more ZzzZZ’s

Feeling tired and lethargic at work? Most likely its because you aren’t sleeping enough. Sleeping can be a delicate thing, many people need 8 hours a night to feel 100% themselves. However, getting this much sleep can be next to impossible with all of the commitments people tend to have. If you are looking for a way to sleep better and awake more refreshed, exercise may be your ticket to success. concludes, “People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week, a new study concludes.”. What better reason to get out there and start hustling!

#2 Reduce your stress

Nowadays, people deal with so many stressors. With impending deadlines, endless meetings, family obligations and social gatherings, stress can pile up on you until you are close to cracking. One of the best ways to reduce stress is by putting your body into motion. According to, “Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.”  The production of endorphins starts to pump positive energy into your mind. Once you are feeling better, the stresses you were worried about won’t seem so bad. This option is far better than the ladder, sitting on your couch and binging on carbs.

#3 Lose Weight & feel better about your body

Working out can help you to feel better about your body. When you are more confident in the way body looks, your self confidence follows suit. With your self confidence peeking your overall mood is bound to improve. As explains, “when you can wear the clothes you want to wear, it improves your sense of mental well being.” Working on your body and feeling better about yourself will only bring more happiness to your life. The positivity of your newly found confidence will shine through to your everyday life.

#4 Feel free to splurge

Every diet expert knows that in order to lose the weight you want to lose; you need to allow yourself a treat every once in awhile. If you are working out consistently and burning the calories you need to, you will be able to allow yourself to eat the extra calories you crave. Did you run 5 miles and burn an extra 500 calories? That 200 calorie ice cream bar is not as threatening to your waistline if you are maintaining a healthy flow of exercise.

#5 Have more energy

It seems counterintuitive, but burning energy while working out will actually give you more energy in your daily life. Working out before work? Prepare to have a hyper focused workday. According to WebMD, “exercise can increase energy levels even among people suffering from chronic medical conditions associated with fatigue”.

#6 Keep your body healthy

We all know the recipe for a healthy life. Fruits, vegetables and lean meats, plenty of exercise, rest and h20. But we all struggle to find the perfect balance. Getting plenty of exercise will help you get well on your way to a healthier you. According to, “It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.”. This alone, is enough of a reason to lace up your shoes and get moving.

What are you waiting for? The endless benefits of exercise await!