We dare you to go into any place in the United States and count how many overweight people you see, as opposed to fit and healthy people. That number will most likely be anywhere between 1 and 2 out of every three people you see. This means that in a room of ninety people, sixty of them will be overweight and/or obese. This is a staggering statistic that not only affects the country’s image but has impacts across the board that we don’t even see. The obvious ones are the physical wellbeing of people and so in this article we will be discussing some of the major benefits for working out or exercising on a constant basis and keeping a good nutrition system.
The Benefits of Exercise, Health and Fitness
You don’t have to be in the gym for three hours every day in order to be fit and healthy, and don’t need a stretch coach. The major reason why people are not healthy is because they don’t pay attention to what they’re putting into their bodies. We’ve been taught that as long as we’re “full” our meals have done their job, but what happens if you don’t know the real “job” of a meal? What if that meal’s job is to create mood-swings because of a chemical imbalance in your system? Then the story changes and you find out the reason you’re obese and can’t seem to be happy is because you’ve been eating McDonalds almost every night for three years.
Being fit starts with your diet and gets better if you work out because you start seeing the physical benefits of your body using the nutrients in more efficient ways other than storing fat. Here’s a few of those benefits:
- Make you feel happier
- Weight loss
- Enhance muscle growth and bone density
- Increase energy
- Reduce risk of disease
- Healthier skin
- Helps brain health and memory
- Relaxation and sleep quality
Yes, the benefits are awesome and you’ll find that you may even get addicted to working out and the foods you thought were going to taste bad become the most tasteful food you’ve ever tasted. That’s the reason why supplement companies make protein shakes taste like cookies and cream because if you have a protein shake after a workout you deserve to be rewarded with nutrients and amazing flavors.
In conclusion, in this article we gave a brief summary of the state in which we find our country in. It is currently one of the most obese countries in the world and the number of overweight people doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon. You can start the change in your own life and may even begin to motivate others to change their own lifestyles when they begin to see your results. Being fit, active, and working out will make you feel better, and will create a wave of such positives in your life that when you miss a day you will feel terrible.