December 08, 2017, 10:02
To play sports and be active, you need motivation. And this is not exactly the same as willpower! The main principle of motivated action is that you don’t need to force yourself and overpower yourself. You need to explain to yourself why you need it.
With this approach, you will achieve much more effective results than raping yourself! Here are some good reasons to support your decision to take care of yourself and not wallow on the couch.
1. You will have a reason to be proud of yourself.
“I started jogging in the morning”, “I go to the pool”, “I signed up for a fitness club”… It already sounds cool! And this can be proudly presented to yourself when you have questions like: “Am I really a weak-willed creature and can’t cope with laziness and change myself?” And here you can! A selfie in a nice suit at the mirror of the sports club, the readings of the counter of steps and the calories lost are obliged to support you in this. It started so well, you feel so smart, you can’t quit!
2. You will lose weight
This item should have been put first! Of course, we must remember that a miracle will not happen and tens of kilograms will not melt in a week. But the fact that with regular physical activity a gradual weight loss is guaranteed is a fact. Especially if it’s running or swimming. The main thing is not to quit.
3. You will get more done
“There is no time for classes or walks” — upon closer examination, this formula turns out to be incorrect. When you start making time for them on a regular basis, you have more energy, and you deal with other things faster and more fun. Even mental work takes less time, because the brain is better supplied with oxygen.
4. Your mood will improve
If you start exercising outdoors in fine weather and spending more time outdoors whenever possible, you will get much more oxygen and sunlight. The best recipe for insomnia, depression, and other health problems! The main thing is not to choose places where there is nothing to breathe from exhaust, but comfortable green areas.
5. You will become prettier
Firstly, because of the changes for the better in the figure and complexion, and secondly, you will smile more often! Surely you yourself remember: after a good load, you experience something like euphoria, a charge of positive emotions. Those who do not sit still get excellent “stress immunity”. What is reflected in the appearance is better than any cosmetics!
6. You will improve your health
Moderate exercise improves the functioning of the heart and blood vessels and nourishes the brain with oxygen and glucose, and normalizes metabolism. Physically active people develop diabetes 40% less often. And running, walking and dancing strengthen the skeletal system, making it resistant to osteoporosis.
7. You will give birth to a wonderful baby
An intensive supply of oxygen to the tissues of the expectant mother is beneficial for the unborn child. A trained body will facilitate the birth process. And when your child grows up, you will instill healthy habits in him. Doing sports will be even more fun!
Editor’s advice. Even if not all loved ones are ready to actively support you in your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, do not be discouraged. There are so many nice people around who share your desires! You and new acquaintances will always find a topic for communication and a place to meet. And there are so many pretty young people among the lovers of activity and sports!.. Surely you understood our hint;)
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The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.