Episode 30 – 5 reasons we love fitness

I know you’ve heard them all…


..take this “vitamin supplement” and you’ll slim down 15kg; do this fad fitness program and get a mad six-pack; follow this and you’ll be the sexiest person at your next event… Blah, Blah, Blah!


Why bother with fitness?

While the six-pack abs may be an impossible dream for most people – and it’s tiring to be superficial all the time – let’s focus on the other key benefits to being fit and healthy beyond looking good and being sexy with these five reasons we love fitness.


What’s your reason?

There are so many reasons we love fitness and here are a few good ones:


1. Combat stress

Stress is the big one nowadays and appropriate exercise such as yoga, meditation, and H.I.I.T. cardio is going far to lower chronic stress. Simply choose one of these strategies and try it out for 8-12 weeks. You’ll be surprised how much your stress will dissolve.


2. Lower your risk of chronic illness

You will be amazed at how quickly health markers such as blood pressure, resting heart rate and blood sugar levels will improve once you implement a healthy lifestyle. Once these improve, so to do your chances of avoiding (or often, “lowering the risks” and symptoms of) health conditions such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular related illness, and even some cancers. 

Tip: These health markers are good ways to measure progress. Chat to your doctor about how to measure these accurately.


3. More positive mood

Intense exercise results in a release of serotonin and endorphins – the body’s naturally produced “feel good” hormones. These “feel good” hormones will help you feel relaxed, calm and on the positive side of life. As with anything, start your exercise slowly, and gradually increase your efforts over time.



For the other 2 reasons we love fitness, read below!

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