Exercise produces some “magic” effects. Primarily:
Physical Strength and Conditioning
I shouldn’t even have to mention this one, right? Of course, working your body develops your muscles, including your heart, so that they’re stronger and can work longer. Your body becomes much more efficient at using oxygen and burning nutrients.
But the real benefit is more than just tighter abs – much more. The more you exercise, the easier your everyday motions become and the more you can enjoy life. Picking up your kids (or in my case, grandkids) becomes a joy instead of a literal pain in the lower back. Being able to play chase without feeling like you’re having a heart attack is not only fun for your kids, it makes you feel like a kid as well.
Which brings me to the next “magic” benefit of exercise:
Sure, the more I exercise, the better I feel physically. But the better I feel physically, the better my mental outlook. gets as well After a good workout, your brain is deluged with all the endorphins and extra blood flow generated by the physical activity. It makes you think that anything’s possible – and you know what? Anything IS possible!
Exercising on a regular basis also builds mental discipline and focus – two things that are basic “keys to success” in your work and career. Working out in the morning (my favorite time) is the best way to start your day with a clear mind and sharp mental focus. You’ll arrive at work ready to jump in and tackle the day’s workload while everybody else is still trying to shake out the cobwebs with large doses of Starbucks. That kind of mental conditioning is sure to be noticed by the “higher ups.”
So Just Do It
Even the most basic exercise routine will quickly produce results, both physical as well as mental, that can only be described as life-changing. Your entire outlook on life will change for the positive and your jeans will fit better too! You can’t find a better deal. So what does it cost? Just 20-30 minutes of resistance and cardio training every other day or so. That’s it.
There are all sorts of workout programs out there designed for the beginner to the advanced athlete. The ALL work – but only if YOU work them. So find one that you like and get started. Don’t think about it, just do it. The results you get will be simply magic!