Exercise And General Well-Being
Exercising The Body And The Mind
Exercise… my nemesis.
I do not enjoy exercising, I think I have mentioned it before (if not, here you have it!), though, I totally get the benefits.
I will be talking from my experience BTW, so that all you are reading is my personal bias.
Even though I dislike exercising, I cannot deny the wonderful positive effects it has on me.
As a direct result:
- I like my body,
- I feel energised,
- I am conscious of what I eat,
- I am investing in my future health and fitness,
- I am oxygenating my body and brain,
- I am releasing toxins through my sweat.
I could go on and write a rather large list.
However, I have found that the best results I have achieved in my mindset, and how I see fitness and nutrition altogether.
We live in a society where we are so focused on results that the “instant gratification” drives each and every one of our decisions and what we do.
Exercising now, I see as an investment, one that I will get to “cash-in” the future when I will need to be fit and able, in order to get by as an older man.
I have also noticed that exercising makes you happier, for two reasons: 1) you are enjoying the results (I swear if I didn’t exercise, I would be morbidly obese!), and 2) you feel energised after a workout.
Many males are so on (literally) after a workout (and I dare say some females feel so too!), so it increases your libido – isn’t this amazing, we can save in Viagra (for the mature gents BTW).
You learn to respect your body (or trash it less, whichever way you want to see it), and become more conscientious of your actions towards your body.
We aware that our body is a vehicle that needs servicing, exercising is our MOT and food is our fuel.
This constant looking after the vehicle and fuelling is what enables it to go the distance and the extra mile when we need it to.
Last, but not least, the more we exercise our body the stronger our mind gets, there is a direct connection between the two, the mind controls the body (going to the gym and eating healthier) and vice versa, the results feed the mind to want more of it.
Win-win I say.
So, should we work out?
Till next time.
From my heart to yours,