A New Perspective
Day in and day out I see the same things, angry people letting stress and emotions over run them. Their health suffers, their minds suffer, their families and jobs suffer. How can you lessen this stress in your life, and better these areas? With the gym. I know I have talked about this before, but, these are different reasons.
1. EXERCISE FOR MOOD. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands in our country that suffers from depression, or even anxiety, you can improve your mood and aide it by exercising every day in some form or another. Whether you go to the gym and lift weights, workout at home with your kids, or go to the park and do yoga with a friend, these are all forms of exercise. The issue is we think that exercise consists only of going to the gym and is a chore. Taking care of your meat suit and mind is never a chore and should be done daily with excitement. You are bettering not only your own body but your entire life. You have a better mood due to physical activity releasing dopamine and serotonin, and lowering cortisol and norepinephrine to boost you into a state of euphoria.
2. WHY THE GYM. Now if you are someone who is wary of the gym, or just isn't a fan of going then maybe I can change your mind just a bit. Gyms are a place to work on yourself. While they may be filled with "meat-heads", trainers that sometimes look as if they could use a trainer, or other members who don't know what the etiquette is the gym is one of the most useful life tools you could ever have. If you have a physically taxing job, and I argued with my own father on this for over a year, that DOES NOT EXCLUDE YOU FROM WORKING OUT. There is a difference. The gym allows you the access to equipment you may not be able to purchase or get anywhere else. It gives you the social connection, motivation and the opportunity for growth in a physical and mental sense. You can learn from the trainers, or simply observe others. Classes are always a great starting point for those who are new and have no clue where to start.
So while I have talked bout reasons for going to the gym before, this is a completely new set. A completely new way to see it. Do it for your entire life, don't just do it to look good naked. Everything we do is interconnected to each other, if we figure out how to make that work then all the puzzle pieces will fall into place eventually. Take care of yourself first and get a gym membership. They have more to offer than you may be thinking they do.
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