Staying in shape and keeping fit is essential to your overall health and well-being. Not only does being fit and healthy give you more energy to enjoy life, try new things and be active but it can also help you to ward off a range of major illnesses. Regular exercise can reduce your risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer by up to fifty per cent. What’s more, it can reduce your risk of early death by up to thirty per cent!
With so much to be gained from exercising regularly, it’s important to make working out a regular part of your schedule. Whether you buy exercise equipment to create a convenient workout space at home, take an online fitness class or find some workout videos on YouTube, it’s important to find a way to workout at home that you enjoy. Finding a workout that you enjoy will help you to stick with your new healthy lifestyle so you can reach your fitness goals and start feeling better.
Let’s take a look at just a few reasons that it’s important for you to maintain your fitness regime at home.
Maintain Your Weight
Working out regularly can help you to maintain your weight. With regular physical exercise, you will burn more calories, which will help you to work off the calories that you consume so that you don’t gain weight. If you want to lose weight simply increase the intensity of your workouts to burn more calories so you reduce your body fat and become leaner.
Regular exercise is crucial in keeping our bodies healthy and in proper working order. When you are more active, you increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which decreases triglycerides which are not so healthy. The effect of this is smooth flowing blood which decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, a variety of cancers, type 2 diabetes, and a range of other health conditions.
Boost Your Mood
When you work out, the brain releases dopamine, the body’s “feel-good” hormone. If you are feeling down or stressed out, working up a sweat can make you feel better instantly. Exercising has long been synonymous with the feel-good factor, with many runners, for example, reporting a euphoric state they experience during or just after a run, known as “runners high”. Working out can also make you feel more confident about your appearance, boosting self-confidence, resulting in you feeling more content.
Exercising puts more pressure on the body which causes the cardiovascular system to have to work extra hard to deliver blood and nutrients to the parts of the body that need it the most. Working out regularly will help to improve your lung and heart health, which, in turn, will give you more energy.
If you find it difficult to sleep, exercising at home should be a no-brainer. While you certainly don’t want to exercise too close to bedtime, working out more regularly, naturally, will make you feel more tired and ready for sleep at the end of each day. Not only will you be more inclined to go to bed early, but you will also find it easier to fall asleep, the quality of your sleep will improve and you will have deeper sleep.
Make Keeping Fit A Priority In Your Daily Schedule
Incorporating time for working out into your daily schedule is crucial for your health, well-being and quality of life. Working out at home can be a convenient and affordable way to ensure that you get your workouts in every day. Whether you take an online yoga class, do an app-based workout, or do circuits in your home gym, staying active at home will help you to stay fit, healthy and happy going forward.