Good Things Comes to Those Who Sweat

Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat

by LacyMarie Smith

This month I want to talk to you guys about the importance of getting sweaty! Unfortunately, I know so many people who absolutely despise the word “exercise”. I understand it can be a sore subject for many, especially if you hate going to the gym or feel like you can exercise all day and never see any results, but the benefits of exercise go far beyond weight loss. Exercise has been scientifically proven to fight depression, lower blood pressure, balance sex hormones, increase life span and relieve chronic pain.

Another common reason people use for not exercising is “I just don’t have the time.” One of my favorite quotes I recently stumbled upon is, “If you have time for Facebook, you have time to exercise.” So true! And the great thing is, you can change your workouts each day depending on the amount of time you have. My favorite workout that I do at least three times a week is high intensity intervals. It takes 20-30 minutes—no equipment necessary—and I can do it while my son naps.

However, the best thing you can do for long term health is to find an activity you love! Try going to different exercise classes and see what you love doing. Life is too short to spend it watching the minutes go by on the treadmill in the name of health. If you find something you enjoy you are way more likely to keep doing it long term and see great results. So, this month I challenge you to get out there, find an activity you love doing and get sweaty!

Check out other great exercise tips on LacyMarie’s Instagram and website!

P.S. Just as a reminder, these posts are designed to help you become a more truly healthy person. If you integrate just one new healthy habit a month, you’ll be twelve times more healthy by the end of the year! Previously, sleep and breakfast.

(Photo by Francesco Gallarotti)

Posted by Aanna on Friday, May 12th, 2017

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