This is a guest post by Luke Douglas who is a fitness and health blogger at Ripped.me. He follows all the trends in fitness, gym and living a healthy life, and loves to share his knowledge in this field through useful and informative articles. In this article Luke talks about 6 reasons why you should go to the gym every day.
If you’re reading this, and you’re looking for reasons to go to the gym, chances are you’re lazy. But, don’t worry, we’ve all been there at some point.
Going to the gym is not something that people love to do – at first. Over 67% of individuals who have gym memberships never actually use them only because they’re not motivated enough. That’s exactly why we’ve compiled this list. this Peek at some of the reasons listed below that’ll motivate you to hit the gym sooner rather than later.
Your heart is a muscle, and it’s never too late to start exercising and making it stronger. By working out regularly, you’ll get rid of LDL cholesterol and boost your HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is also known as ‘’bad’’ cholesterol. It piles on the walls of your blood vessels, and it can cause blockages. If you want to keep your ticker strong and healthy, hitting the gym is the perfect way to do that. Aerobic exercises (cardio) and stretching will make your heart work better than ever!
Don’t forget to check in with your doctor before doing any of these exercises, however. They will let you know about any potential limitations.
We all want to look good; there’s no doubt about that. Motivate yourself by taking a good look in the mirror. Is your body telling you to visit the gym? Pay attention to signals your body is trying to send you and start working out now. Of course, looks are not everything, but doing whatever you can to look good is not a bad thing.
By looking good and improving your posture you’ll also boost your confidence, and as a result, you’ll probably feel much better.
If you don’t have a lot of friends because you simply don’t have the time to meet new people or because you’re shy, the gym is a perfect place for you. Most gym rats love chatting about their workout routines with the people they see every day, so if you don’t know how to start a conversation with someone, this topic is a great ice-breaker. Your potential business partner or future significant other might just be working out next to
Of course, there’s a chance you’ll have a rival at the gym, and that’s actually a good thing. A real rival will make you push your boundaries, and work out much more than you normally would. Remember, your rival is not your enemy; you’re just competing against each other and making each other work harder.
Going to the gym might actually save you money if you’re serious about working out, since home gyms are expensive. Sure, you might start with buying a simple rack and a couple of weights but, over time, you’ll clutter your home with all kinds of exercising equipment.
Why would you make a mess out of your home when you can get a gym membership and use all sorts of different equipment, and probably a swimming pool?
This might be one of the superficial reasons for going to the gym, but one could argue that most of the things people do are superficial. By going to the gym you’ll certainly lose weight, and you’ll have to buy new clothes. There’s just something incredibly satisfying about buying a piece of clothing that’s one size smaller.
While we’re on the subject of fashion, you should know that the importance of wearing adequate bodybuilding clothing in the gym cannot be emphasized enough.
For example, wearing baggy pants and loose-fitted clothing might seem like a good idea at first, but wearing too much material is actually a safety hazard. Gym clothes are designed to make it easier for you to better see your body posture, alignment and movements, and to prevent any accidents while lifting weights or trying some tricky moves while working out.
If you’re a procrastinator, you already know how difficult it can be to focus on doing one thing, and going to the gym can actually help you with that. By visiting the gym religiously, and making your body and brain focus on one and one task only, you’ll improve your mindset, and you’ll see that only those who can focus can get whatever they want.
By going to the gym you become more athletic. Imagine being able to run up the stairs without losing your breath. Going to the gym has many benefits, and the ones on this list are just some of them, but if they don’t make you get up from your chair, nothing will.