10 ways life’s better when you’re fit
We know exercise will help us live longer, be happier and sleep better. But sometimes the other little everyday bonuses are what keep us motivated. Here are 10
You get to know your neighbourhood
You stay up to date on which shops are opening and closing on streetscapes in your city or town, since you walk past them on your way to work rather than zooming by on a bus or in a car.
You can bike to your destination
You welcome the idea of travelling distances on your bike rather than taking the car.
Chores become fun
Gardening is no longer a back-breaking chore but a welcome workout in the fresh air.
You look-and feel-great
It’s summer, and your legs are bare under your dress…but-hooray!-your thighs no longer rub together when you walk. And those strappy sandals complement your toned calves.
You can solve problems more easily
You can troubleshoot more easily. Here’s how: Before a run or gym workout, “assign” yourself the task of solving a problem you’ve been having at work or with a relationship. By the end of your fitness session, you may well have figured out how to deal with it.
You can sign up for that race
You feel confident you can participate in that fundraising 5K walk or run.
One word: Sleep
You sleep solidly. That alone is worth the effort to get fit for life.
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