Here at Gymwrap we care about the well-being of ALL our #GymwrapFam, including men!
Staying active throughout your life is the easiest way to remain healthy and live long enough to enjoy your family and ALL the things you’ve worked so hard for. And who doesn't want to feel happier, live longer, sleep better, etc..?
Still not convinced? Read and consider the following 6 benefits men can achieve by staying active!
1: Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Exercising helps ease the struggles of depression, anxiety, and anger that sometimes comes with everyday life. Tension from a long day of work? Exercise can help relieve it. A brief 30-minute session of moderate exercise can also boost your energy levels, help you sleep better, and improve your energy levels!
2: Better Sleep
Sleep is heavily tied to circadian rhythms—the cycles of hormones within our bodies that drive many of our physical processes. Regular exercise improves sleep quality and has been shown to improve even chronic insomnia. Better sleep will lead to less daytime fatigue and greater energy reserves in your day-to-day life.
3: More Energy
A common reason for not exercising is a lack of energy, which can be tough to snap out of. But, once you get those first few workouts under your belt, it’s much easier to keep at it. Physical activity builds physical capacity, meaning that the more you exercise, the easier and more enjoyable those same activities will be in the future.
4: Pain Management
Prioritizing physical activity can help ward of unwanted discomfort and pain. Research shows that targeted stretching and strengthening exercises may help to prevent the occurrence of specific injuries altogether.
Engaging in just 20 minutes of daily exercise has significant impacts on the strength and activity of the immune system. Increased immune surveillance reduces the risk of respiratory infections such as the common cold.
6: Quality of Life
Research shows that the more time a man spends exercising in leisure time, the more likely he is to have better mental health, less pain, and a higher level of social functioning. Those who don’t exercise show comparable declines in these indicators of life quality.
So, whether you're 21 or 61, exercise is very important. By carving out just 30 minutes a day, to invest in your future health, is well worth it and can be easier than you think. For most people, the hardest part is starting. Once you take that first big step and start to form these life-changing habits, it's smooth sailing from there.
So do yourself a HUGE favor and take that step!