Why Should I get into Fitness?

“Fitness is more than just working out. It is an investment into your future.” First, it is scientifically proven that exercise makes you happier. It decreases the feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress by  increasing the brains sensitivity to serotonin and norepinephrine. These are hormones that relieve the feelings of depression. Exercise also increases endorphins and mental awareness. Second, it helps with weight loss. Being overweight (BMI between 25-29.9) or obese (BMI 30 or greater) is associated with many health risks. It increases the chances of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, pregnancy complications, and some types of cancer. All of this leads to a shortened life expectancy and a decreased quality of life. Third, it increases your confidence. No matter if you are thin or overweight, exercise and weight lifting will increase your self-esteem as you see your body transform. This increase in self-esteem will allow you to have more confidence to interact with the people around you which will then lead to greater success in your relationships and career.

Fourth, it is great for your bones and muscle. Working out will help to strengthen your muscles, which will then make every day task easier. Another added benefit of working out is that it will increase bone density. It is important to have dense bones especially as you age, to help prevent broken bones and osteoporosis. So working out now can help you have a healthier future as you get older. Fifth, and finally working out correctly will help prevent injuries and help you sleep better.  When muscles are weak it leads to unstable joints and improper movement patterns, which then leads to injury. By using NASM’s strength training techniques and fitness assessments I can help you recognize your weak points. This will allow us to strengthen your weak points so that we can get proper movement patterns back, which will then limit your chance of injury. Finally, it has been shown in a study that working out only 150 minutes a week can cause a 65% increase in sleep quality. These are just a few of the many benefits of exercise. If you have any questions or need any help starting a workout plan please feel free to Contact me!

This article was written by:

Josiah Brannon
NASM Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Josiah Brannon is an National Academy of Sports Medicine
(NASM) Certified Personal Trainer with experience in helping clients improve their Sports Performance, Everyday Functional Fitness, and Bodybuilding. He is not only passionate about Fitness, but he promotes living life to the fullest mentally, physically, and spiritually. To hire Josiah Brannon as a Personal Fitness Trainer click here!

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