Getting fit is very beneficial. Exercise can increase serotonin in the brain which helps with clarity and memory, and it can increase energy levels. Getting active and exercising is a great stress buster and is a great excuse to get out and spend some time with the family or even to get some alone time. Just a few minutes of exercise a day will help to boost those feel-good hormones and will make any day much more productive.
The key is to find something enjoyable to do so it’s easier to stick with the program. It also helps to find a workout buddy or go to the gym. People are more likely to stick to their exercise routine when they buddy up with an exercise partner. Getting more active will help to prevent heart disease and stroke as well as many other ailments.
It’s recommended to get in at least 150 minutes of exercise a week of moderate exercise or about 75 minutes of more vigorous activity. A good goal to aim for is 30 minutes a day, five times a week. You will even get the same benefits if you break up your exercise into smaller chunks such as two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes each day. The important thing is to keep consistent and to exercise regularly. The trick is not to try to do too much at first and get burned out. It’s best to take it slow and develop healthy exercise habits.
It is just important to start somewhere and to get fitness into your routine somehow. It may require some changes and adjustments, but it well worth all the effort in the end. Getting in shape is not only about feeling and looking great, but it brings many health benefits as well.