If you’ve spent more time worrying about the quantity of cakes in the fridge than your own weight over the last couple of months, it could be time you made a change and started to look after yourself a little better. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no need to waste money on a gym membership or spend hours swimming up and down the same pool at your local leisure centre, but there is a need to regain control over your own body and get into shape. This can be done without any fancy equipment. All you need to do is eat healthily and go jogging occasionally.
Whatever your current opinion on the matter, there can be no denying that people who keep fit tend to live longer than those who don’t. This means, if you have kids, you owe it to them to shed the pounds and avoid all those nasty, fatty snacks. Still not convinced? Well then, here are five top reasons why you need to start keeping fit this summer. If, after reading them, you still remain uncertain, take a trip to see your GP and ask for some advice. I guarantee he’ll back up every point I’ve made.
Reason #1 – You’ll feel better
Although you’ll definitely become a little tired and stiff after the first few exercise sessions, this will soon wear off, and you’ll begin to notice extra energy you never knew you had. This is because exercise helps the body to rejuvenate, and you’ve been sitting around for so long, yours has forgotten how to do it unaided. Just make sure you’re careful when running near to main roads because many people have accidents and are left with no choice but to call personal injury claim specialists.
Reason #2 – Your friends will notice the difference
Keeping fit affects humans in lots of different ways, but one of the most noticeable relates to appearance. Although your friends might not be able to put their finger on exactly what has changed, your complexion after exercising for a few weeks is certain to be more radiant. Also, you’ll begin to regain your confidence, and this is subconsciously noticeable to many people.
Reason #3 – You’ll live longer
Nobody wants to end up in an early grave, right? Well, that’s exactly where you could be headed if you continue spending your evenings on the sofa watching Eastenders and Coronation Street. Your heart, in particular, is a very temperamental organ, and unless you exercise it properly, you could encounter significant problems in later life.
Reason #4 – It’s good to be out
Spending all your time cooped up in the house is not only bad for your physical health, but it can also have negative effects on your mental health too. People who go outside and enjoy the fresh air for an hour or two each day are much less likely to suffer from social anxiety problems and depression. This is one of the reasons why many psychiatrists are now advising parents to join a local football team or take long walks along canals.
Reason #5 – Your kids will follow suit
Every parent wants their children to live the longest, and healthiest lives possible, so setting a good example and showing them how to look after themselves properly is definitely something all responsible moms and dads should be doing. Allowing your kids to sit in their bedrooms for hours on end playing computer games is basically child abuse, so don’t do it!
Right guys, I’ve got to head off now because it’s almost time for my weekly basketball game. For the last five years, I’ve played with some friends at our local park for three hours every Wednesday night. Now that’s dedication! Are you capable of doing something similar?