What motivates you to exercise?

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How many times have you walked past the mirror and thought “I really need to start exercising?” Or maybe when you are sitting under the hair dryer at the salon reading a magazine; you see all of those celebrities and their “perfect” bodies and you wonder if you could look the way they do.

Finding the right motivation for exercise is necessary when wanting to be successful and sticking to a routine. Everyone is different, and therefore, everyone has different motivations. For me, my husband is my motivation. He is extremely health-conscious, and he exercises regularly. Although I naturally am thin, and I do not struggle with my weight, I do find the motivation to stay healthy from him.

If you are looking for motivation for you to exercise, maybe one of the following reasons will help:

  1. More Energy – It may seem a little silly to say, “If you need more energy, go out and exercise.” However, exercising regularly has been proven to raise your energy levels. Having more energy to enjoy the things in life you love is well worth the effort.
  2. Better Sleep – Many woman suffer from insomnia. Exercise may or may not solve that. With regular exercise the chances of you sleeping better are highly likely. A deeper, more restful sleep comes with exercising regularly. Per the National Sleep Foundation, it is important to time your exercise. Exercise right before bed can actually have the opposite effect. If you are looking to get a better nights rest, then exercise at least 3 hours prior to going to bed.
  3. Goodbye Stress – Exercise is a common cure for anxiety, stress and depression. Exercise produces endorphins that naturally make you feel happier.
  4. Heightened Brain Activity – By exercising you are increasing the flow of oxygen to your brain. Thus, increasing your ability to think clearly and quickly. Also by choosing to try new exercises and activities and learning a new skill you are creating new connections throughout your brain. Author and Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey explains the multiple effects that exercise has on the brain in his book “Spark.”
  5. Better Sex – As you exercise, the blood flow increases throughout your entire body which makes you react more quickly to sexual activity. By improving your physical shape, you also improve your mental picture of yourself. More confidence releases you from you insecurities and thus making your time spent in the bedroom immensely better.
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