Life is busy, and that has a way of impeding progress with personal issues, such as making health and exercise a priority. Unfortunately, too many people stay stuck in that quandary. Here are four very important benefits of good nutrition and regular exercise that should motivate you to take action now:
You Have More Energy
When you watch what you eat, such as enjoying smaller, healthy meals throughout the day and snacking sensibly, you’re not going to experience a lot of fluctuations with your blood glucose levels. That means feeling energetic for the duration of the day, not “crashing” a few hours after meals. Add exercise to the mix and you’re hormones become even more stable, so you’re energy levels are steady and strong all day long.
You’ll Sleep Much Better
People who eat well tend to sleep much better, in particular, those who avoid foods loaded with sugar and chemicals. Have you ever noticed you have a harder time falling to sleep if you’ve had nothing but junk food all day? Exercise, too, will really help you catch more Zs, especially if you do it regularly. Hormones become balanced and you naturally use up energy, which makes you prime for snoozing by the end of your day.
Your Self-Esteem Rises Considerably
Eating well and working out contribute to a rise in self-esteem, and it’s no wonder: You’re doing two very important things to benefit your life in the short and long-term. How good do you feel about yourself when leaving the gym or after you’ve eaten a healthy salad for lunch? On the other hand, aren’t you down on yourself when you skip the workout and opt for a big, fat, juicy cheeseburger? Of course! Your mind knows how you’re treating your body and you’re going to feel guilty if you don’t do it right.
Managing Weight Is Less Challenging
Millions of people have trouble managing their weight and when you weigh too much, your mental and physical health suffer. This can be such a catch-22 that’s very difficult to overcome. Go a few days of eating right and engaging in moderate exercise, though, and you break that cycle of never having enough energy to try and manage weight. Even a pilates rebounder or chair will give you the gentle exercise you need at home. If you’re having a tough time controlling your weight, dedicate yourself to healthier eating and regular exercise; you may be doomed otherwise.
No more excuses for poor nutrition and idleness! There are far too many benefits to eating well and exercising, no matter how busy your life gets.