Last week I started a series of posts entitled “3 Convincing Reasons to get in Shape”. The first reason we discussed last post was your grandchildren. We need to keep in mind that how we treat our bodies now will determine how our bodies treat us later.
Today, I want to discuss another reason. We all have responsibilities that we must perform every day. Sadly, most people drudge through life lacking the energy , vitality and focus they need to be efficient and productive in their daily tasks at work and at home.
Many people also suffer from a variety of physical conditions such as back pain, knee pain, muscle imbalances and joint stiffness due to a lack of physical activity.
Due to the declining physical conditions of most Americans, more and more people are injuring themselves doing everyday tasks like lift, bending and twisting. Participating in some sort of fitness program can of course help to alleviate some of the conditions associated with being inactive.
For most people though, knowing the physical benefits of living a healthy lifestyle is not enough. Those benefits must be translated into meaningful advantages in everyday life in order to become effective motivators. Think about what these improvements can mean for your family, your job and even your hobbies. What could you do better if you were more physically fit? What activities and hobbies could you do that you can’t do now? How would your spouse, children or grandchildren benefit if you were more fit? How would you feel about yourself?
The average person is probably only functioning at a fraction of their full potential. Regular exercise and proper nutrition are not only beneficial for your waistline, but can also increase productivity and efficiency in your daily tasks. It can also help you to maintain mental clarity and focus during the work day allowing you to get more high quality work done without feeling drained at the end of the day.
It is extremely important to answer these questions and really consider what a fit healthy life would mean for you in order to identify the things that will keep you motivated to stay in shape.
Your fitness program is not just for looking good in your swimsuit, it’s the difference between have a life filled with aches, pains and low energy levels and having the productive, fit and healthy life you want.