5 Signs That You Need to Make Time for Exercise
Over 50% of the world population is physically inactive. Although there may be no effects at the time, they will show up as time goes on. Unfortunately, people live very flashy lifestyles, yet they can hardly make time for physical activity of the body.
Exercise, for that matter, doesn’t have to be lifting weights or participating in the infamous 1.59 challenge. Little activities such as walks, dancing, cycling, and jogging can benefit your body in a big way. While some people will wait until the body is in its extreme conditions to begin some exercises, others have made it a habit, which is recommended after all.
Keep reading to understand the five main signs that should trigger you to make time for exercise.
#1. Weight Gain
Weight gain is a problem that many tend to struggle with. This is primarily due to the bad eating habits associated with the current generation. While fast foods will save you some time, they do not benefit the body in any way.
Unfortunately, this is what the current generation has been taught, and it is a way of their life. Unfortunately, most of them are unaware of the dangers that they put their bodies into with these foods. Top in the list is the issue of excessive weight gain.
Weight gain has to be a cause of worry for everyone. In case you are in a place where you are continuously gaining weight, it is enough to show that you need some exercise. Failure to counter the situation through exercises can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure, and in other cases, it can result in fatal heart complications.
#2. Struggling to Sleep
While some people struggle to wake up early and head to work, others cannot catch some sleep for an hour. In usual cases, a human being is supposed to rest for nothing less than 6 hours. This applies to standard cases meaning you can go ahead and extend it as long as it doesn’t involve the procrastination of your regular activities.
When you find yourself struggling to catch some sleep, try going for the sleep mask. Perhaps this will tune your brain into a sleeping mode. If this trick fails, then be sure that you are battling a severe condition, and you have to hit the gym or road sooner or later.
Insomnia indicates that your brain is not relaxed, and the best way to remove such toxins is through exercising. However, it will be zero work if you exercise and go to sleep in the same uncomfortable place.
Since you are refreshing the brain, extend it to the bed and bedding. Have a nice sleeping pillow to ensure the comfort of your neck and head. With this, there will be no instances of neck pains, meaning your mind will relax and be ready for a new challenge.
#3. Struggling with Stress
If you have found yourself struggling with stress and how to overcome it, then time is ripe for you to get engaged in physical activities. In the human body, there is a substance called cortisol popularly known as the stress hormone. Regular engagement of the brain without exercise leads to an increase in the substance elevating the chances of developing stress.
The moment you realize that you are struggling with this, you don’t have to keep speaking to people unless it is necessary. The best thing to do is get engaged in exercises that will, in the process, lead to the secretion of serotonin, a cortisol regulator. With the cortisol levels regulated, you will feel relaxed and relieved from the stress.
#4. Breathing and Digestion Complications
Very often, you will hear people complain about regular bloating and lack of appetite. While these problems may be down to other issues such as the type of food, the main culprit is the failure to exercise regularly. Food is meant to help the body, but then don’t expect it to do so when you are physically inactive.
This is why your doctor will warn you against having heavy meals in the evening. At night, most of the body systems are slow, and it is high time to rejuvenate. With your heavy meal, you will end-up waking to a bloated stomach due to lack of digestion.
For you to be sure that your digestion is on point, engage in regular activities immediately after eating. This will elevate your breathing rate as well as heartbeat. In the process, there will be a contraction and expansion of the gut leading to a smooth movement of food.
#5. Fatigue Even After Enough Sleep
In life, it reaches a point where even a delicious meal or enough sleep cannot trigger the relaxation of your brain or body. If you find yourself in this end, you have no other option but to be involved in physical activities.
Regular exercising serves as a source of motivation and brings in new energy to the body. With this, you will have the confidence to keep pushing until you achieve that dream. However, don’t expect these exercises to work miracles if you don’t take your time to have enough rest.
On the same note, exercising helps in the enhancement of concentration. This is due to the release of vital chemicals that boost the memory and sharpness of the brain. Concentration and fatigue will go hand in hand in that if you are fatigued, you can hardly concentrate on whatever you do. Participating in exercise will thus eliminate the two at a go.
Exercises are not meant for athletes alone, but for everyone. If anything, the difference between you and them is that they use it to earn a living. Your love for the bottle does not cure your fatigue or stress in any way. The best your bottle can do is postponing them. Regular exercising is thus the way to go for everyone and doesn’t have to wait for these five signs.
Resources – The Healthy, Reader’s Digest, Insider