I recently started on the #100squats30daysChallenge, a few days into my routine I decided to share with my contacts on whatsApp. When I started to exercise last year it was mostly because of the influence of my boyfriend, he just holds this much power over me.. Always pushing me to do more and become more in the best way ofcourse! When he asked me what kind of exercises I do, I proudly told him “the breathing exercises” you know that type where you just sit around and breath in and breath out real slow😂 ( I am kind of a lazy human being, they were working great though, the tension in my chest had greatly subsized) and then he had promised to drag me to the gym when he returns from working far abroad, but all he did was squeeze air out of muscles with his hugs🙄
Also my “dermatologist” in quotes because he is just really my friend who makes lotions, cleansers, toners and knows quite alot about skin had mentioned that sweating is a good way to unblock my pores, allow air passage and in turn have better skin, and so I did a few jumps here and there, sweat a little and didnot go for the next God knows how long. My issue was simple, i didn’t want to lose weight! You see, initially I thought exercises where for people who want to lose or gain weight, clearly I wanted neither! And I didn’t even bother to read more on the subject, I didn’t have a strong “why”
Fortunately I got my “why” when I started to feel pain around my pelvic area, when I coughed or snizzed I felt like my reproductive system would fall out any minute.. this came after my second vaginitis treatment in two months! I remember thinking this is it, the side effects from drugs is after my life, and somehow I got my phone and searched for all the possible causes of this pain, I found tons of info but most importantly was the exercise to strengthen my pelvic floor, kegels seemed alot easier for my lazy self, I read alittle more on how to do them properly, began just like that and three days down the road the pain was history.
From that day forth, exercising has become a part of me, it’s the best part on my morning routine.. and here is a few more things I learnt that pushed me even further into this heavenly habit;
🌸Improves character and will power, exercise happens to be run on these principles; remembering to breath, taking it slow, enduring the pain, pushing yourself and not giving up until you reach your set goal. If such principles are practised continuously it builds inner strength and new levels of determination which can help you a great deal in day to day life
🌸You’ll look and feel younger, exercising is the fountain of youth, it doesn’t stop the clock but it will sure slow it down, when you exercise you are infusing energy levels, you’ll look and feel younger and most importantly be healthier
🌸Provides a natural high, feeling moody or crampy? are you looking to feel good without side effects you’d get from things like drugs, alcohol, sex or eating carbs? then work out! When you exercise endorphins are released into your body, creating a positive europhic feeling
Exercising is one of the fastest way and most effective ways to clear stress hormones from the body, it will help you calm and relax, several studies suggest that being physically active should be recommended for any treatment plan for depression
🌸Boosts confidence, working out makes you feel fit, you gain strength and a sense of accomplishment. That rush has an effect on everything you do, when you feel better, you look better, you feel more confident and a great sense of empowerment. And we all know confidence is one of the sexiest trait one can possess
🌸You’ll have better sex, on top of confidence ladies do you know that exercises like kegel and squats can tighten your vagina, working out can also boost testerone levels which will increase your energy, mood and sex drive.
🌸Improves cognitive function and memory, keeping your body in shape helps keep your neurons in shape, even going for a walk at a moderate pace can improve reasoning, memory, attention span and the expansion of knowledge
🌸You’ll feel more energetic, if you are always feeling exhausted all the time, exercise may be your answer. Drag yourself out of bed and fit a work out first thing in the morning. You’ll immediately feel an energy surge that can carry you through the rest of the day
🌸You’ll sleep better, helps you keep your cardiac rhythm in check. Plan your work out during day and avoid doing it too close to your bed time.
🌸It helps you tap into creativity, studies have shown that creative thinking is improved by walking, so take a stroll, inside or out. Bring your phone so you can record ideas with out missing a step
🌸Strengthens bones and muscles, by the time we are in our 30s we have reached peak bone muscle mass. By our 40s we begin to lose it. With proper nutrition and regular exercise we can slow or even reverse this process. Keeping bones and muscles helps you stay more aerobically fit and lean, what’s more is it can reduce your risk of osteoporosis
🌸Helps balance the body’s PH, in response to exercise, the body increases its breathing rate which helps to counteract the PH-lowering effects by removing CO2, a component of the principle PH buffer in the blood.
And those are some of the reasons “why” you should fit in a work out on your daily routine
Note; some of this work was from notes I kept from a blog that I couldn’t remember, whoever it was from.. I hope your work can reach and impact people in the right way.