Everyone knows we should be keeping fit and healthy but many of us put off exercise and find excuses about why we are too busy or can’t afford to keep fit. For some, a health club membership is an additional expense they would rather do without. Here are 10 reasons why you should invest in that membership, and why you can’t really afford not to.
1. You’ll look better
Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, which is a big motivation for getting a gym membership, regular exercise will still tone muscles and give your body definition. Think you have a great body even without the gym? Your skin can still benefit from the increased circulation involved in vigorous exercise.
2. You’ll feel better
This is surely a big factor to sway you towards a gym membership. The fitter you are, the better you’ll feel. Your body will be strong to cope with stresses and strains, your heart will be in better condition and you won’t get out of breath in your day to day life. Not only that, but exercise has been shown to help people sleep better, which will help you feel refreshed and ready to take on what your day throws at you.
3. Improved stamina
As you exercise more, your heart gets used to pumping blood faster and for longer periods, and it won’t feel as much effort over time. Your newly toned muscles will also be able to achieve greater weight resistance.
4. Better immune system
Fitness will improve your general overall health and you can fight against colds and other germs when they arise.
5. Lose weight
This can come under look better, but it is a vital element drawing people to gyms around the world. A regular to the gym will be burning more calories than they consume which results in weight loss.
6. Lower blood pressure
Exercise can help to lower your blood pressure, which decreases your risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
7. More energy
Your fitness level, endurance and stamina will all be improved by regular exercise, so you can go about your day with less tiredness and more energy.
8. Increased bone strength
To strengthen bones and cartilage weight bearing is essential at the gym.
9. Expert help
Motivation to achieve your weight loss / fitness goals will come in the form of fitness experts at the gym, who can guide you setting out a plan, and showing you how to use machines. You may also meet likeminded people at the gym, who will provide moral support and make achieving goals a team effort.
Many health clubs offer classes, and
this is a great way to meet people if you’re new to the gym. Classes will provide motivation and help you to enjoy exercise, as you pick the classes which suit you, and are
tailored to your goals. Finding a class you look forward to is a great way to ensure steady weight loss and improved fitness.
Author: Glenn Tucker