Get Excited about Your Daily Exercise – It’s Great for What Ails You!
How do you feel after you’ve just completed a tough workout? Chances are your senses are heightened, your mood is elevated and your energy level is through the roof. It makes you feel like you could conquer the world! That’s a feeling we should be looking forward to every day, whether it’s three times a week at Curves or every other day walking in your neighborhood. So get excited about your daily exercise – it’s great for what ails you!
Have you ever heard of a “runner’s high?” There are boatloads of scientific mumbo jumbo that explain what it is and exactly why it occurs, but the bottom line is – prolonged exercise can give you a feeling of euphoria. It’s one of the best ways to pull yourself out of a blue funk, and it doesn’t even require a prescription. You don’t have to run -- try a circuit training workout --to get the same feeling. Isn’t it great to know that you have the power to make yourself feel better?
You say you’re too tired to work out? That’s malarkey! In fact, doctors say that one of the most common complaints they hear from their patients is fatigue. And guess what they often prescribe … exercise! Contrary to what many people believe, moderate-intensity exercise does not fatigue a person – it can invigorate and energize them. So if you’re having trouble keeping your eyes open at work, you can look forward to your workout at Curves on your way home. There’s no better way to recharge your batteries and get your second wind.
Have a headache?
When we exercise, our body releases endorphins, which are believed to result in an analgesic – or pain relieving – effect. So instead of reaching for the aspirin or ibuprofen, get yourself moving. You’ll be surprised how quickly that headache may fade away.
Have you ever felt totally exhausted but still couldn’t get to sleep? That’s likely because there’s a difference between being mentally tired and physically tired. When we allow our brains to wear themselves out without giving our bodies equal workout time, the result can often be insomnia. What’s the best cure? Why, exercise, of course! Give your body the same stimulation that you give your brain and you’ll most likely start sleeping much more easily.
So stop dreading your daily exercise and start looking forward to it. It can – and should – be the highlight of your day.
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