It’s time to prioritize yourself and make time for your health. Everyone can benefit by making a bit of time for themselves and here are 7 reasons why we think that exercise is the best kind of self-love:
Exercising boosts your strength.
Being fit and strong helps you stay healthy and can even slow some of the signs of aging. And your renewed strength helps you do more and achieve more, increasing your productivity and helping you get the most out of life.
It gives you more energy.
If you’re tired, it can often feel like you’re not fully present, whether that’s at a family dinner, while catching up with friends or when spending quality time with a loved one. Regular exercise and a good workout routine will boost your energy levels both inside and outside the gym, helping you get the most of everything you do.
It improves your mental health.
Great news! Exercising is proven to decrease levels of anxiety and depression. Working out regularly doesn’t only target the physical side, but also improve your mental well-being.
It helps you sleep.
A calming workout like yoga or Pilates will help you set aside your daily worries and put you in a calmer frame of mind. This will help you sleep better at night which leaves you refreshed and ready to get the most out of the next day.
It’s the best confidence booster.
Confidence does start from within, and it’s always a good feeling when you know you’re fit. It’s like an extra layer of self-assurance that is with you wherever you go. Exercising (as well as eating nutritious food) will give you a boost in that department.
Summon the strong, independent woman in you.
When you decide to enroll in a class or get back to the gym game, you’re taking control of your own health and well-being. Now you’re in charge of your destiny and you can go about your day feeling more confident than ever. You’re exercising for yourself and the only opinion that matters is your own.
Self-care is the first step to self-love.
Because when you start taking care of yourself and prioritizing your health, you’ll start to appreciate yourself a little bit more. Every improvement will mean you won’t want to look back. So, just keep on improving and growing to the point where no one can stop you because that’s how much you love yourself.
Here’s an extra tip: Start exercising out of self-love, not self-loathing. Do it for you and not just to impress other people. And always remember that you can’t spread the love if you don’t have the love in you!