There're tons of benefits of physical fitness and reasons to get in shape! A lot of strength training and exercise ideas out there are complicated, and I provide some simple information on what fitness is, its benefits, and how what you can do to be healthier.
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There are tons of reasons to workout - some true and some not-so-much. Here's a list of some of the real benefits of physical fitness and strength training, as well as tips for getting the most out of each aspect.
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Resistance training does a great job of increasing your bone density. The strain that it puts on your body helps build bigger, stronger bones.
To check out which exercises are the best for increasing bone density, and how the exercise actually increases your bone density, check out that link. tons of great info, as well as a list of exercises you can immediately start doing!
If you want to get just generally healthier, there's not much that's cheaper, easier, more fun, or more effective than exercise. There are tons of benefits of physical fitness! Check out the top 7 ways that exercise improves your health.
It's obvious, but that doesn't make it any less true. Getting stronger is probably one of the most important aspects of strength training.
Check out this article to find out the foundation aspects of strength training. Which are actually quite simple and straightforward.
There is a big, positive connection between mental health and exercise! You form a positive self-image, feel better, get better sleep, etc., etc., etc.
There are tons of reasons the mental benefits of exercise are just as important as the overt physical benefits. This article outlines what mental benefits you gain, why you gain them, and what sort of exercises help you gain the most benefits.
Also, check out some fun ways to exercise. If going to the gym isn't your cup of tea, check this list of 140+ alternatives out!
Different kinds of strength training put strain on your joints. This actually helps your body strengthen connective tissue in those joints.
Learn what kinds of exercises you need, specifically, to develop strong joints. And how your body actually goes about strengthening your tendons, ligaments, and other connections.
Exercise is great for lowering your blood pressure. Many times it's safer than taking drugs, since you avoid weird side effects, and it's way cheaper too.
One of the great benefits of physical fitness is a healthier, more efficient body. Learn about the best exercises for lowering blood pressure - and learn how that exercise changes your body.
The benefits of physical fitness extends to their ability to help you control your cholesterol. They raise your levels of 'good' cholesterol and drop your levels of 'bad' cholesterol.
Check out what exercise to do, how much to do, and other tips to master your cholesterol. Effective, cheap, convenient - seriously, take a look.
The seven best benefits of working out. If you stay in shape there's tons of health benefits - and not just looking good ;-).
I try to find facts that are compelling and actually make me want to work out. Sometimes, it's not easy getting to the gym and I need a little extra oomph to get going.
Basically, what is fitness? This article has tons of info about what fitness is & what it's made up of.
It also has The Presidents Test, a test that allows you to compare your fitness to that of the Average American. I normally call myself fit when I just feel strong and good about my body, but if you want an objective measure then this is your ticket.
There are tons of reasons to take up strength training. But, these are the top 11 benefits I've found.
Looking good, improved sports performance, & staying healthy as you get older are all great reasons to do strength training. Now you can't rationalize your way out of your workout today ;-)
Finding the motivation to exercise can be tough. There are tons of other demands on your time, and it's always easier to just put it off to tomorrow.
These are some tips to thoughts to keep you motivated to exercise. After all, getting to the gym and suited up is half the battle :-)
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Strength training & doing regular exercise is hard - that's the reason most people don't start it or keep doin' it. So, Keeping yourself motivated is a must!
Share your inspirational story: It could be little, or it could be life changing. What attracts & excites you about exercise and strength training? Why do you workout?
Share your inspiration, your story, why you do this. Help others stay motivated; we all need encouragement now and then ;-)
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I hope this info on the benefits of physical fitness makes your training easier, and gets you motivated. Exercise tips and fitness information abound, but good info that will help you isn't easy to find.
Get the info, and then run with it. Literally!
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