How’s your start to the new year been?
Traditionally, this is the part of January where the blues start to hit.
It’s cold, dark and grandeur of Christmas seems like a distant memory.
Work can feel like a drag and for some, exercise feels like the last thing that you may want to do.
However, I realised something important about exercise that’s worth sharing with you.
Most of the time, when encouraging you to exercise, I focus on having healthy lifestyle and fat loss.
These are two significant benefits, but there’s another side effect of exercise that’s hugely important… in fact, I’d say that this side effect is the most UNDERVALUED effect of exercise.
How you feel after doing it. That’s right!
Every workout has an immediate impact on your energy, mood, body chemistry, and even your mental health.
Our members have often heard me say that exercise is the best natural drug out there!
The endorphins released are specifically designed to make you feel good.
All of these factors combined create your overall feeling of wellbeing.
Don’t you want to feel good? Don’t you want to feel like you can conquer anything the comes your way?
The tricky part is that most of us are habit driven, and so our activity level (or lack thereof) is fairly consistent day-to-day and week-to-week.
This makes the impact of each sedentary day less noticeable, since another similar day causes no obvious change.
It simply perpetuates your current state of un-wellbeing, with a slow decline.
Why this matters:
You could begin feeling a lot better and a lot less blue than you do today by starting to exercise.
This could come as a surprise, especially if you believe that the way you feel today is a given, and not something that can be improved.
By maintaining a consistent, challenging exercise plan:
And then, once you’re in the groove of exercising regularly, you’ll forget about the pain, the sluggishness, and the discomfort that you used to live with.
Making regular exercise part of your routine is a foolproof method for improving your overall wellbeing and securing your mental health.
It’s a gift that you give to yourself with each workout.
So if you’re feeling blue and January has gotten you down, exercise.
Whether it’s a 10 minute walk with the dog, a 5 minute at home routine or one of our small group personal training sessions, take time to make yourself feel better.
YOU and your health are your most important commodity.
Have a great and less blue 2nd half of January.
To your success,
Coach James & Team JB Fitness UK