New Year Resolution - Gym workout to lose weight and gain muscle
The New Year will soon arrive with much expectation. Many of us will be
writing our New Year resolution with some trepidation. Others write with great
motivation. Are New Year resolutions meant to be broken? For some, yes but for
most, we will give it a shot. For those whose resolution is to keep fit and
healthy and enjoy life looking and feeling fantastic, then this article is for
you and to motivate you to keep to your resolution successfully.
Different people exercise and workout for different reasons. Some want
to be macho looking hunks, some want their fitness to be at their peak, some
to lose weight and body fat and most people want to gain muscle to have a well
toned and attractive body. But whether you workout in a gym for general health and
fitness purpose or to lose body fat and gain muscle to look attractively
desirable, you will reap tons of fitness and health benefits whether you
workout in a gym, at home or in a park. In fact unless you want to gain big
muscle mass, it is not necessary to join a gym to reap the benefit of having a
great workout. This will save you hefty gym fees too.
For all those of you who workout regularly, you will be glad to know
whatever reasons that compel you to workout, there are many more reasons for
you to continue doing so. For those of you who don't exercise at all, hey
folks, these benefits are what you have been missing out.
Better blood circulation will add a glow to your skin and hair. Not
only will you be fit and healthy will have a glowing complexion. Where do you
think the saying "Glowing with Health" came from?
Lose weight or more accurately, to lose body fat. Yes, losing weight
and losing fat although being used interchangeably to mean the same thing, it
is not. By saying lose weight, it could mean you are loosing water, waste, and
worse of all, you your muscle. Losing body fat merely meant what it says, fat
loss . That will give you an attractive physical appearance.
Relaxes you and exercises are excellent stress reliever. This is
because when you workout and when your exercises are intensive enough, you
will produce endorphin. Many call this a happy hormone.
Increases bone density and therefore keeping osteoporosis a bone
disease afflicting most women as they age at bay. Your bone will be wasting
away along with your muscles. Therefore you must exercise to build strong
bones and retain your muscle mass.
When you exercise, your muscle get stronger and grow. The more muscle mass
fiber you have, the higher is your body metabolism. The higher your body
metabolism, the more body fat you will burn. That is why to lose weight
permanently, you have to gain muscle mass.
Gain strength and endurance. That flight of stairs will no longer be
as daunting. The football game you play will be a breeze. Why? Because as your
fitness level builds up, day to day chores become easier and you will enjoy
whatever you do without tiring so easily because of the increased physical
fitness gained through regular exercise.
Reducing your chances of getting heart diseases, stroke and certain
types of cancers which are the top killer diseases. There are many other
diseases which exercises will cut down the risks of them afflicting you.
Reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol, raising the level of good
cholesterol. Again this will protect you from diseases caused by bad
Protects you against injuries as you are fitter and more nimble. You
are also more flexible and will discover a new gait in your movement. Boy, it
sure feels good to be in good health isn't it?
Improve immunity. Save your doctor's bills! This means putting more
money in your pocket!
Hmmm... enhance sexual desire and performance. Remember we talked
about endorphin, the happy hormone earlier? You also produce this hormone when you are having sex. Getting more interesting isn't it?
Lower resting heart rate and high blood pressure. That means your
general cardiovascular or heart health will improve.
Improve coordination and balance. Ask the lady for a dance, will ya ?
Regulate insulin sensitivity thus prevention of type 2 diabetes. Thus
you will not put on weight so easily and in fact may even lose weight.
Increase confidence and self esteem. Of course you can walk tall and
proud because you will have improved your posture holding up your new found
musculature, glowing with health and own sexily toned body to the boot!
So get into your running shoes now and head for the gym now! Go ahead ,
lose weight and gain muscle for the New Year. Break this New Year resolution
at your own peril. SFO
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