Don’t we all know the incredible good feeling we experience after finishing a tough workout? In fact, every time we work out our body releases endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that determine our mood . If you belong to one of those people who still don’t feel like working out on a regular basis, this blog post is for you. We created a list with the top seven reasons why you should never miss a workout.  Every time you feel low in motivation go back to this list and we promise: you will be in your sport shoes in no time.

 

  1. You might live longer

You know that smoking decreases your life expectancy. So, congratulations if you are not smoking. But here’s something you might not know. A study found out that regular exercise can increase your life expectancy at the same level as quitting smoking can. What more do you need to know? But keep reading.

 

  1. Your muscles will grow and you will burn more calories

If you exercise your muscles will start growing. This has several advantages. First of all, you will start burning more calories throughout the day as well as at night while sleeping. Even when you don’t loose any weight, your body shape will appear to be slimmer. Reason behind that is that your body will replace your body fat with muscles. Muscle mass has a much higher density than fat and hence you will appear to be smaller.

 

 

  1. Exercisse helps you to destress

Exercising helps you to reduce stress. By exercising your heart rate increases and can help to “reverse damage to the brain caused by stressful events. Also, it is important to find an activity that you enjoy doing. Anything you enjoy doing won’t stress you and won’t feel like another obligation. Instead you will start looking forward to your next exercise. Why not try out something new, like Zumba, thai boxing or hill climbing?

 

 

  1. Exercise will boost your energy

Aren’t we all guilty of it: drinking one cup of coffee after another. Because we work hard and don’t get enough sleep but still want to achieve our ambitious goals. While coffee can can give you an energy lift, the effect doesn’t last very long. What follows is an energy crash. Luckily, exercise can give you a healthier and more long lasting energy boost that doesn’t lead to a crash. Here is what you can do: Take a five-minute break and do some pushups or squats. A quick walk on the fresh air helps as well. Try it!

 

  1. Your mood will increase

As mentioned above exercising can lift your mood. Here are some reasons why: First of all, after working out you know that you have achieved something. This gives you a psychologial push and set the tone for the rest of the day. Furthermore, your body enjoys to move. So much indeed that every time you exercise your body releases endorphins. Endorphines not only make you happy but also let you feel powerful. If you start exercising on a regular basis your body will get addicted to exercising. Simply because it makes us feel good.

 

  1. Your memory will improve

Several studies have shown that exercising can have a positive effect on your memory. This Harvard Health blog post outlines how exercising influences and benefits your brain:

 

  1. You’ll feel in control of your life

Here’s my favorite tip: I like getting up early in the morning and doing a quick exercise routine that only takes me 7 minutes. Yes, only 7 minutes. Because 7 minutes are long enough to not only boost your mood but also give you an energy kick. Furthermore, exercising right after you get up will give you afeeling of accomplishment before the day even started.

 

 

Are you convinced now to stick to your workout routine? Le tme know in the comments below.