What's the Value of Exercise?

What’s the value of regular exercise? Do you exercise regularly?

I’m not a personal trainer, nor do I play one on TV.

However, it doesn’t take much to know the benefits of exercise, especially today when many of us are spending hours sitting in front of our computers, then winding down our day sitting in front of the TV with a few snacks perhaps. If you are experiencing bouts of lethargy, stiff legs, a sore back, or feeling sleepy during the day, perhaps it’s time to get moving.

For those of us working from home, the weeks go by with Mondays quickly becoming Fridays rolling through the weekend, only to start all over again. Work, Eat, Sleep. Breaking up your day with a work out will not only make you feel better physically and mentally, you may also become more productive. Working out releases’ endorphins which make you happier and less stressed. To top it off, it is well known that people who exercise or are active, don’t get sick as often as those that are sedentary. As we are heading into flu season we could all use the benefits of working our way up to regular exercise.

If you don’t want to hit the gym, consider natural exercise. Basically doing something fun where you inadvertently end up exercising. Could be something as simple as grabbing a couple of badminton rackets and batting the birdie around. No need for a net.

When you are home hunting, consider how much value you place on having a gym in the building or room for your own equipment? Are you the type of person more likely to work out if you could roll out of bed, throw on your gym clothes and head downstairs? If you had to shower, get dressed and drive somewhere, how long will you keep up your routine?

Take your workout for a test drive, you might find it quite refreshing.

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