Each and every one of us would often have an excuse for skipping the gym: being tired from work, a date out with a significant other, a favourite show on the telly and whatnot. No matter how important we know exercise is for our body, we definitely don’t do as much as we should. We know how vegetables and fruits contribute to a better diet, but we still prefer to eat the bad stuff.
This is the case for a lot of folks when it comes to exercising and healthy eating–simply said, there are many other things that need to get done, such as other engagements and getting to work early. However, fitness should really be your number one priority, because the fact of the matter is that if you make it so, you’ll be able to do more of what you love and what you need to do for a longer time.
Let’s enumerate the reasons why you should keep your health at the top of your priority list.
Exercising regularly lets you have the energy for everything you need to do for the day.
Many people fear that when they go to the gym on a regular basis after work, their friends, family or significant other will miss them and use this against them. What actually happens is that you do your best to finish your work tasks as soon as possible so you can hit the gym, making you win at time management.
When you get home from your workout you would still be pretty pumped up, which means you have the energy to spend quality time with your family. If you have kids they will be inspired to also have a healthy lifestyle, plus when you show you’re doing it for them, all will be forgiven. If you have a partner, you can even inspire him or her to go to the gym with you.
Putting fitness first results in healthy eating, which means less risk of getting ill.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the top killers in the world, but it can be avoided through healthy eating, having an active lifestyle and kicking bad habits. If you prioritise your fitness, you’ll do well to focus on consuming the right kinds of food and supplements to make sure you’re getting enough of the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
If you’re in the pink of health thanks to your exercising and the food that you eat, your body will have less of the toxins and fat that contribute to the development of disease.
Keeping your health your top priority lets you say no to bad habits and other activities that aren’t good for you.
If you put your fitness at the top of your priorities, you’ll have a reason to say no to social activities that will put your health at risk. If you can’t say no to a bunch of friends and a night out about town, you can see them and leave early so you’ll have enough sleep and less – or no alcohol in your system. You’ll also be more motivated to quit smoking for good.
Being fit makes you stronger, boosts your immune system and thus lengthens your lifespan, making you do more and be more – so make it a priority!