Ask yourself this question, ‘Do I want to be fit and healthy in my 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond?’
If you want to be able to move, run and play around with your kids or even grandkids then this is something you should really think about.
There is a big focus point on ‘exercise for fat loss’ and that, this is the only reason why we should be keeping active or ‘going to the gym’. With obesity levels reaching an all-time high there is a huge list of health benefits that go under the radar.
Some people don’t like the connection between exercising and fat loss and to pin point this even more, gym and fat loss. You don’t even need to go to the gym or move to lose weight, you could just eat less (this is a whooooole different blog completely lol). Maybe if we look at the bigger picture then people will be more inclined to move more than just to associate activity with a better body composition.
Here is a list of health benefits other than losing body fat through exercise:
1. Build bone density – Prevent osteoporosis in later life.
2. Reduce risk of chronic disease – hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, just to name a few!
3. Increase energy levels – lung and heart health increases
4. Improve brain function – memory and thinking skills.
5. Makes you feel good – endorphin productivity and reduce symptoms of anxiety.
These are only just a few of the health benefits that you can get from regular exercise.
So next time you associate exercise to fat loss just remember that there is a tonne of other health benefits to keep you feeling fit and healthy throughout the whole of your life.