Will 2020 Be Your Fittest Year? 4 Reasons Why NOW Is The Right Time To Focus On Fitness
With 2020 fast approaching, you’ve probably at least thought about making new year’s resolutions. Maybe they ranged from not losing your cool when your kids decide to throw tantrums in the middle of the supermarket, to giving yourself time each night to finally read your book club book instead of furiously scanning pages the hour before you meet. One resolution you should definitely add to the list? Starting a workout routine. Even if you don’t have a regular group class schedule or haven’t tried strength training before, now is the perfect time to invest in you.
Our team at WFC can help you navigate different wellness options and create your perfect workout regimen. No matter how busy your life is at home or what curveballs are being thrown at you at work, establishing a regular fitness practice will make you a better, stronger version of yourself. Check out our top 4 reasons why now is the right time to start working out:
Be a better you
Feel healthier, quickly
Become more productive
Winter is coming
1. Be a better you
Whether it’s being a better mom, wife, friend, employee, etc., working out can help you feel and act your best. After all, if you can’t take care of yourself, how can you expect to take care of the people around you? Putting in the time for a training session or class will help you feel calm, present, and energized, ready to run that last-minute errand or finish that onerous work project without feeling like you’re sacrificing your well-being. It’s the same as when a flight attendant asks you to put on your oxygen mask first before assisting someone else: you’ll actually help others by helping yourself.
2. Feel healthier, quickly
Improved mental health, better mood, more balanced energy levels: the benefits of physical activity for living a healthier, longer life go on and on. Exercise can help manage or prevent a litany of health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and depression. It can improve cognitive function and decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. And you won’t necessarily have to wait that long to notice changes. Within two weeks of strength training, you can expect to increase strength, improve posture, and sleep better. Why wait to feel better? In as little as two weeks you’ll be glad you started today.
Did you know?
3x/week is all you need to start seeing rapid improvements with Starting Strength barbell workouts! No more hours of boring, solitary cardio machines.
3. Become more productive
Taking time out from your day to fit in fitness can make you become more productive. At first, it might seem counterintuitive. How will taking a break from work or my massive to-do list help me accomplish more? Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, quickly making you feel more alert and awake. It can also help you better deal with stress via endorphins that will put you in a better mood and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
4. Winter is coming
Subzero temperatures and less sunlight might make you more likely to burrow under your comforter than make a beeline toward the gym. Establishing good fitness habits now can help you stick with your trainer or group classes, even when the weather is less than ideal. Exercise has been shown to help guard against the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the feelings of sadness and apathy some people experience during the cold days and long nights of winter. Having a regular workout schedule can help you feel better and keep your spirits up while waiting for spring to hurry up already.
If you’re adding time for wellness in your resolution list, make sure to set a realistic goal. Don’t get caught up in New Year’s excitement and set goals that are too lofty, and make sure to start out slowly if you’re new to fitness.
Remember, it’s never too late to start working out. No matter where you currently are on your workout journey, you just need to take a small step forward to find a healthier you. Be patient and realize that working out is an investment you’re making in yourself over the long haul. You may not completely change after a month, but you’ll be amazed at how you’ll change in a year.
*Contact us to find out how to start your fitness routine today!