“Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it!”

It is always said that exercise and a healthy diet (and ultimately feeling your best) transcend into so many other areas of your life. It’s not just about looking in the mirror; it’s more about the confidence you have at the workplace and in your relationships. It’s about the courage and perhaps a bit more power you have ignited to give ideas, speak your mind and go for the prize.

According to a research it has been found that movement (walking in particular) is helpful in getting people to open up and explore their feelings and iron out their issues. The reprt emphasizes the importance of exercise in field of work. That boost of endorphins and sense of accomplishment that inevitably comes with exercise cannot be ignored. And we all know how amazing we feel after a great sweat session, right?

It’s all about getting the workout in

In fact, research has shown that it’s not really even about how fast or how far you ran, how long your session was or how much weight you lifted or push-ups you completed, it’s more about finishing a workout in general (or not) that gives these feelings. So whenever you think you don’t have the energy or time to get in a workout — think again and make something happen!

Body confidence is powerful

In a recent chat on the topic of body image and fitness and why it’s important and healthy to look at your body in a different light aside from some number on a scale or what you see with your eyes. For woman, giving birth is more of an eye-opener as to what the female body is capable of than any exercise accomplishment. And for Women after birth passion for exercise shifs a bit into being healthy for their child(versus for nice abs), to give back to their body and being okay with what healthy feels like for them at that moment. I find it really important to focus on a “why”, or a specific reason, for your health and fitness goals that is less physical and more emotional. What gives you all the feels when you think about it and motivates you to get moving?

Dive head first into your goals

However, it’s not to say that losing weight or burning fat are not valid goals or should not be your focus. There are lot of nice fat-burning workout and definitely everyone want to look nice in the clothes they arewearing, especially for a special event. Ultimately, having the whole picture in perspective is key.

In order to make health and fitness a part of your life, it has to be about more than what you look like or the number on the scale, period. That’s the only way to keep moving forward. I hate to use a cheesy quote, but I love the one that says: “Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it!” Altering your perspective can make it much easier to stick to your goals, get excited about making progress and feel confident in your ability to conquer future obstacles.