Why start exercising?

Why start exercising?


Changing your lifestyle can be the most difficult decision of all when it comes to better health and fitness. Habits and traditions are hard to kill. We all need a reason to change!

What is yours?

Why should you bother?

Why is it that most of us often fall short of our expectations when it comes to fitness goals (losing or gaining weight, toning up, etc?


Since our first school years, we have been constantly reminded to exercise, eat well and look after our health. Eventually, you need a reason to take control of your life and health. You need motivation to change your life!

Without proper motivation your fitness or nutrition program won’t last.

The ‘reason’ can be anything from high cholesterol (adults), competition (athletes) or merely to attract the opposite sex. Here are some common benefits of keeping you fit.

  1. It makes you feel good about yourself. You’ll be happier with yourself and can focus on other aspects of your life.
  2. Your relationships will improve. People like to be around positive people. People will automatically be drawn to you. If you feel good, others will too.
  3. Fitness gives you confidence.
  4. It’s a great way for mothers to regain their figure after a pregnancy.
  5. Regular exercise has been shown conclusively to decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and depression.
  6. It’s a stress releaser! Sports, sweating and working out is a great way to relieve stress, especially work-related stress and depression.
  7. You’re less injury prone. By strengthening joints and muscles, you are less likely to get injured.
  8. Being fit does wonders for your ego. Go from shy and reserved to outgoing and confident.
  9. Those who expend 2,000 calories per week increase life expectancy by two years.
  10. It makes you look younger. Exercise reduces the normal loss of the body’s antioxidant systems which fights free radicals.


” Being healthy and fit makes you feel good and improves your overall quality of life”…………….



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