I discovered the power of being committed to an exercise routine many years ago. Investing in a routine and being physically fit has returned value into other areas of my life.
On my daily walks I have come up with creative ideas and solutions for business endeavors. Boxing has been a release for built up anger and stress, of which I have then been able to deal with on a spiritual level.
The limits I have exceeded by working out have produced hope in other areas of my life. You create each day by what you put into it.
The discipline and habits you build will be reflected in what you achieve, your health and goals as well as relationships.
Don’t underestimate what a diligent routine can do for you.
Some of the benefits of exercise are:
- Maintenance of health and well being
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced risk of disease
- Increased self esteem
- Increased workability of joints and muscles
- Increased physical work capacity
- Increased cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency
- Changes in metabolism
- Weight management
- Delaying effects of ageing
- Social interaction/affiliation
- Stress relief
The benefits of exercise depends on the type of exercise participated in.
The 7 reasons why an exercise routine can boost other areas of your life:
1. The obvious, fitness and health
Being physically fit and healthy can positively affect anyone’s life. Alongside reducing risks of certain diseases and giving increased abilities such as physical work capacity, it will also help one’s stamina.
There are unlimited ways to workout and achieve specific results. From relaxation, to helping with stress release, to increasing endurance, muscle and strength – no matter who you are, there is something for you.
2. “I wish I could wake up earlier”
For those who wish to wake up earlier in the morning, starting your day with exercise is a great way to get you out of bed.
Have a routine on set days to keep you accountable to yourself. Achieving your exercise goals in the morning can set you up for the day.
An excuse I have often heard is, after work people are too tired to work out. Whilst that may be a valid reason, by getting your workout done in the morning, you don’t have to worry about missing any in the evenings.
3. It may inspire you to eat healthier
When you exercise and even when you don’t, your body requires that you eat sufficiently to avoid lethargy, damage and deficiencies.
Having an exercise routine may inspire healthy changes in the kitchen. Eating healthier is not just about prevention of diseases.
It will assist in your happiness, the way you think and also react. Understanding how food works in the body combined with exercise, showed me that an imbalance can cause other problems such as anxiety, irritability and anger.
What we put in our bodies will come out in some way. Let it be a healthy way.
4. A time to reflect and build a stronger mindset
Having a routine for exercise encouraged me to set aside time in the day for spiritual growth as well.Taking care of the body is only part of overall well being – the mind and soul require attention as well.
I have used exercise as a way to release emotions and stress. A long walk or run combined with prayer and reflecting over my life has brought refreshment to both my mind and soul. It’s a great way to appreciate all you have in life, with no interruptions.
5. Goal setting and achieving
When you are exercising and achieving your fitness goals, it becomes really evident that you can use the same practise in other areas. Being committed to the daily routine of exercise and seeing amazing results, I quickly became aware that this attitude can be used in other ways.
Setting goals in all areas of our lives will ensure that we are always growing and stepping out of our comfort zones.
6. Sharper business-person
Frustrated, stressing or need to resolve an issue at work or in your business? Ever thought of working out or doing something active to gain solutions? I have used exercise as a way to put aside my concerns and be open to ideas.
Focusing only on my workout and nothing else, the most creative thoughts have come to me, as well as words to write about. Also, whilst pushing myself, I visualize how the effort I put into my workouts can be applied to my work. It is a great way to find solutions.
Stress, frustration and anxiety can also be released during your workout. Give it a go and welcome better business deals.
7. Increase your energy
Exercise combined with healthy eating habits increases energy andis probably one of my favorite things about adopting an exercise routine.
Whilst I do a range of training, I find that outdoor fast paced walking is one of the best energy increasing exercises. Everyone is different and I encourage you to find what works for you. Being alert and energized will no doubt carry over into your goals, work, study and family life.
The more I focused on exercising as a lifestyle, the more it increased my energy overall.
There are many more reasons why exercise is a great way to booster other areas of your life. Explore them and be open to the possibilities.
Routines can may be difficult in the beginning stages and remaining committed to them, but I encourage you to stick it out. The benefits outweigh the difficult parts.