Want to win the game of exercise?
Set yourself up for success! Physical activity as a lifestyle offers you so much more than decreasing numbers on a scale. Many people have come to believe that the sole purpose of exercise is weight loss. Nothing could be further from the truth, and such a belief can actually be discouraging.
Focusing too much on the scale can lead to abandoning your efforts, when there are so many reasons to stick with them! It is time to make physical activity joyful and fun.
The benefits you get from regular physical activity cannot be overstated. Stronger bones, better sleep, heightened immune function and relief of joint pain are all perks of being more active on a regular basis. Additionally, health risks like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers are lowered. When it comes to weight loss, being physically active is a crucial component that you will want to integrate into your daily routine.
Why is physical activity so important?
If you participate in physical activity consistently, your metabolism is boosted even when you are not being physically active. This increased metabolic rate helps fight against the frustrating weight loss plateaus that most experience. Aerobic exercises, like walking or running, assist in calorie burn, but strength and muscle-building activities are great as well.