If you’re joining the Body After Baby Challenge, I’m sure you’re trying to get in more exercise!
It’s true that you can lose weight without exercising, but adding exercise to your routine can help you lose weigh faster. Of course, there are many other reasons to exercise too. Here are just five reasons to consider adding more exercise to your daily routine.
1. It’s good for your health.
2. It sets a great example for your kids.
Our children are watching and observing our every move. They want to be like us. I notice this already in Lucas. Whatever I’m eating, he wants to eat. Whatever I’m holding, he wants to hold. He notices my every action. When he’s older, he’ll notice me when I exercise too. He also might notice if I’m not exercising.
Set a good example for your kids by showing them that exercise is fun and important. Instead of telling them to ride their bike around the neighborhood because they need the exercise, do it with them.
3. It makes you feel good.
I’m always amazed at how true this is. I can’t tell you how many times I have been tired, but then gone to the gym and came home with more energy. Whenever I feel tired or complain of being tired, the first thing I think of is that I haven’t exercised enough! Weird how that works, but I promise it’s true. A nap is great too, but sometimes (a lot of times) a 20 minute sweat session is just what you need.
5. It helps you lose weight and keep the weight off.
If you’re trying to lose weight or define your body, exercise is definitely a key ingredient. If you’re happy with how you are now, exercise is just as important! Exercise keeps unwanted fat away!
Have you exercised today? What is your favorite type of exercise?