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10 reasons you should be exercising
IF you are not currently exercising regularly, you should be! There are so many benefits of a regular exercise routine. My tip to you is find a form of exercise that you enjoy and stick to it. Here are 10 great reasons that you should be exercising.
1. Exercise will give you a daily boost of energy.
By getting your heart and muscles pumping, your body will feel like it has a boost of energy. You will not only feel like you have more energy while you are exercising but you will feel that for the rest of the day too. You will get a whole lot more done if you adopt exercise into your daily routine.
2. Exercise will build up your fitness.
Exercising regularly is going to improve your body’s ability to transport blood an oxygen around your body. Which means day to day tasks are going to feel a lot easier if you have a good fitness level. Keeping up with the kids or doing the household chores will be a breeze if you exercise consistently.
3. Exercise will improve your mood. 
Doing a workout is a great way to reduce your stress levels, when you exercise “feel good hormones” are released improving your mood. In addition, exercise is great for clearing your mind when you have a lot on your mind. I promise you those thoughts won’t matter when all you can think about is your next breath of air.  
4. Exercise will help you look your best. 
Not only will exercise help you feel good, you will look your best too. Losing body fat and gaining lean muscle will only improve your physical appearance. If you want to look your best, you need to exercise regularly. 
5. Exercise helps build muscle and strengthen your bones.
More muscle means more strength, the stronger you are the easier day to day tasks will become. Carrying the groceries or the kids will only be easier if you have built some muscle up. Not only that it is a great strategy for long term weight maintenance. It will be easier to keep body fat off. Strong bones mean a reduced risk of osteoporosis later in life. 
6. Exercise can improve your skin. 
Exercising will increase your body’s production of antioxidants, which help protect your skin cells. While you exercise your body will pump blood all around your body, this will also help with delaying ageing of your skin. 
7. Exercise can improve your sleep. 
Regular exercise has also been shown to improve your sleep. Get yourself into a good exercise routine and your sleep will benefit. 
8. Exercise helps with long term illness. 
Not exercising will mean you are at a greater risk of many chronic illnesses. Decrease your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, High cholesterol and many forms of cancer. 
9. Exercise can speed up your recovery from an injury. 
Did you know that regular exercise can even improve your bodies pain tolerance threshold? If you have an injury or suffer from chronic pain, see your health practitioner for a tailored exercise plan and you will recover at a much faster rate. 
10. Exercise can improve your sex life. 
Regular exercise will boost your sex drive and staying physically fit an active will only improve your performance. 
If you aren’t regularly exercising you now have 10 great reasons on why you should start tomorrow. Find something fun and get started. 
Adam Simpson is lead trainer and founder at Repetitions Group fitness and Personal Training. Visit: www.repetitionspt.com.au


Michael Walls
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