Exercise Benefits For Women
Why exercise? Well, why not. This article will show you why you should be working out as often as possible.
If you are worried that you might be too old for exercise, don’t be. Why exercise? The answer is really very simple. It is the best gift that you can give to yourself. You are probably a faithful friend, a passionate lover, a devoted mother, a caring wife and a dedicated employee. However none of these roles contribute to your physical well-being. If you have been very busy being these things for other people then, you probably never have time for yourself. If such is the case, it’s time to pack your gym bag and head down to the gym for a good workout.
Here are some of the reasons why you should exercise…
As you get older and your life gets more complicated, you’ll notice that you’re easily stressed out. Have you ever noticed how problems about work, relationships, and finances just taking turns in filling your mind with worries and distress? One of the benefits of exercise is that it can give your mind a break. When you are engaged in physical activity, your mind gets a time-off from thinking too much as all your energy is focused on another activity – a good one that is.
2. Better Sleep
Now, if life is giving you mental stress and exercise is causing physical stress, aren’t you going to be over taxed and fatigued? Engaging in any form of physical exercise is tiring but that may be exactly what you need to be able to sleep better. Once you get started on an exercise routine, you will find out that on the days you are working out, you tend to sleep earlier than usual and feel fully rejuvenated the following morning from an uninterrupted restful sleep.
3. Increased Libido
Who says you have to get a good night’s sleep to have a good night? Exercise will improve your body image which will have a physiological and psychological effect on your sex drive. Aerobic exercise will not only improve your stamina for better sexual functionality, it will also improve you own perception of your body making you more confident for intimacy.
4. Improved Health and Appearance
The enhancing effects of exercise are not just a matter of perception but it’s as real as its health benefits. There are so many benefits of working out. For starters, exercise will improve your blood circulation. Improved circulation means more nutrients are getting absorbed by every cell in your body and one of the first things you’ll notice is improved skin health.
Here is what Ellen Marmur, dermatologist and author of “Simple Skin Beauty”, has to say about it: “We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But, anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant.”
And as exercise improves your skin from the outside, it also works in treating the cellulite underneath it. Cellulite is one of the most unwanted tissues in our body that can be broken down and flushed with improved blood circulation.
Aside from the physical effects of exercise, when done in combination with healthy eating habits, it can prevent the most feared and most common medical ailments. Exercise burns stored fat and controls cholesterol and blood sugar levels to prevent the development of diabetes and hypertension as well as many coronary diseases.
5. Improved Emotional and Psychological Well-Being
Since exercise is making you feel and look beautiful and healthy, you will gain a more positive self-image. One of the most frustrating things about getting older is the concept of being on a “Downhill”. This negative and weakening feeling is very common for women, especially those who’ve reached the menopausal phase. Exercise will not only provide you with more strength and energy, the awareness that you are stronger and better than ever will make you realize that you are at the peak of your life. This positive self-image is so powerful that is can overshadow all the negativity that’s troubling your mind.
According to John Barban, author of the “Venus Factor” the best exercises for women are high-intensity explosive movements. Without necessarily turning you into an amazonian woman, high-intensity workout routines will reveal your maximum physical capabilities. If you decide to incorporate high intensity exercises with your cardio workouts, you will find out how strong you are. Can you imagine how this awareness will boost your self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem?
When you do decide to start an exercise program, it is highly advisable to join a group, such as an “Early Morning Jogger’s Club” or a gym where there are other women working out. Why exercise alone when you can enjoy the activity with other women who can keep it fun as well as challenging. So many women have already personally discovered the benefits of exercise. There is no reason why you should miss out on these.