There are two parts to being as healthy as you can be….nutrition and exercise!
I am so excited to say that I have finally reached a goal that I’ve had for a long time, and that is to become a certified personal trainer!
I look forward to helping myself and you become more fit, lean, and energetic.
Benefits of Exercise
We know that we need exercise and that we will benefit from it, but sometimes we just need to hear what those benefits are to motivate us to get moving!
1. Metabolism Boost
You will burn more calories all day long if you increase your muscle mass. So, if you want to burn more calories without even trying (i.e. while you sleep), then carve out a few minutes every day to get rid of fat and add some muscle!
2. Mood Boost
Exercise can be a natural anti-anxiety and anti-depression “drug” that doesn’t even have side effects that medications do! Almost everyone has some stress in their lives, and stress can lead to depression and anxiety. Exercise can relieve tension and even creates a post-exercise relaxation response by affecting neurotransmitters. To prove how much exercise can affect your brain, studies have shown that it actually causes neurogenesis (new neurons in the brain)!
3. Confidence Boost
Who doesn’t want to look more fit? Most of us (especially moms) have had new “pooches” or “muffin tops” added to our bodies after having kids. Exercise can cause noticeable changes in our bodies in a short amount of time, especially when paired with dietary changes!
These are just a few of the benefits of exercise, but the list does go on!
The good news for us busy moms is that if we exercise smart we don’t have to spend as much time doing it. I don’t know about you, but 15 or 20 minutes is about as long as I have some days to fit it in.
I will start sprinkling in some exercise information/motivation for you, as this is vitally important to add to healthy eating!
And one other thing that is so exciting…..
Your whole family will benefit! When I was outside doing a workout with my kettlebell, my boys started trying to mimic what they saw.
Write down some of the benefits of exercise and post on your refrigerator for those days when you just need the motivation to exercise!