The Most Common New Year’s Resolution Is Also One of the Best

Published On January 8, 2018 | By Janel Turner | Health

Getting fit, or at least trying to, is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made in the USA. A lot of people lack the motivation to start working out in the first place, even though they want to change something about their lifestyle.

That’s why New Year’s Resolutions are so important. They give us a starting point, an anchor to give us some kind of perception. The only thing you need to do is find an appropriate gym, like and select your preferred method of exercising. The benefits of exercising are multiple, and might especially be important after the season of overeating and not moving too much.

Body Weight Management

The first and foremost reason why a lot of people start exercising, particularly after the holidays is losing weight. Not only can exercise help you maintain your weight, but it can also lead to weight loss if you are persistent and if you follow the advice of personal trainers or other fitness professionals.

The best thing about exercising is that it doesn’t need to be particularly demanding and difficult, nor do you need to devote a lot of your time to it. The key component to keeping your physique in check is persistence. Exercising every day in small increments has been shown to be much more beneficial than intensive bouts of exercise which are not consistent.

Cardiovascular Disease Management

A lot of people in the western world have a lot of issues with heart disease. Our mostly sedentary life and lack of physical activity lead to an increased risk of these conditions developing. However, all of this can be offset with some regular and non-intensive exercise.

Even if you don’t fall into the risk categories for heart disease, exercise can help you maintain your general health and maintain your cholesterol levels in check and decrease the amount of triglycerides. A lot of other related condition can be managed as well. Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and arthritis have all been significantly decreased by exercise.

Energy Levels Boost

If you are out of shape, even the simplest tasks like climbing stairs and carrying groceries can become arduous and troubling. That’s where consistent light exercise can help. Over time, you will develop some muscle strength and increase your endurance.

While you exercise, your blood runs faster, which helps the delivery of oxygen to all of your blood cells more effectively and thus increases your energy levels and the willingness to do chores and lead a more active life.

Better Sleep

A lot of people have trouble sleeping, and more and more people are reporting not being able to have the necessary 8 hours a night. Whether it is stress or other causes, exercise can help you get back on the right track. A simple half-hour workout can do wonders to balance your mood and relieve the stress. This, in turn, can help you fall asleep easier and have deeper, more restful sleep.

Expert personal trainers do warn not to exercise too close to your sleeping time since hormones like adrenaline are released during exercise and they are not particularly good for sleep. You should give yourself at least an hour after an exercise session before you call it a day.

Apart from these obvious health benefits, there are plenty of more subtle, psychological advantages to leading an active life. A lot of people feel more confident after exercising, making them more likely to engage in social activities, not to mention the physical changes to the body.

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