Getting in shape is not exactly the most enticing thing in the world. It takes a lot of effort to get in shape. If you are debating whether to start going to the gym at the start of 2016, there are many good reasons to do it. We are going to go through some of the top benefits to being in shape going forward.
Nothing looks better than someone with a slim, athletic body. Whether you are trying to attract that special someone or you have simply fallen out of love with your body, getting in shape will make you look better and more attractive. This can have very positive effects on your self-esteem. It’s like putting on a pair of designer jeans you just bought from the store, except this feeling is permanent.
This is the obvious benefit to getting in shape. Although some people may not realize that it helps with mental ability as well. Some of the health benefits to getting in shape include:
-Reduced blood pressure.
-A lower chance of cancer.
-You can enjoy physical activity without feeling out of breath,
-Higher fertility rate.
-Longer life expectancy.
These are just some of the key health benefits to getting in shape. There are literally hundreds of advantages gained from going out to the gym.
Lower Life Insurance Rates
Getting healthy can also hit you in the wallet (in a good way). Life insurance is a type of insurance everyone should have if they want to protect their families from harm. Life insurance rates are based on a number of factors, and one of them is your weight. You can save a lot of money immediately by dropping your weight and getting in shape. This is because you are considered less of a risk. You are less likely to fall ill and you are going to live longer, which means many extra months where you get to continue paying your premiums.
Send the Right Message
Children are impressionable. Kids with parents who are overweight are ten times more likely to be overweight themselves. Eating badly and not exercising says to children that living like that is okay. On the other hand, if you lead by example they are more likely to follow that lead. You’re giving your children a better quality of life simply by changing your habits.
It Doesn’t Have to Be Costly
Many people wrongly believe that getting healthy has to cost a lot of money. This isn’t the case at all. The reality is you can eat healthy and get fit without having to break the bank, or even increase the amount you spend. For a start, you don’t have to buy the expensive health meals sold in supermarkets. Going to a local farmer’s market and buying from there makes far more sense. You don’t need a gym or a personal trainer to exercise. If you want to buy the equipment for home, you can. Alternatively, grab a cheap pair of running shoes, open the door and you have your gym. It takes time. It takes dedication. Nevertheless, getting in shape is worth it in the end.