Everyone knows that regular physical activity is one of the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle, but you know what? A large number of people completely neglect it nowadays, which may result in numerous issues that should be taken seriously.
Here’s a list of the five signs you should start working out, so check it out and get down to business right away!
Your clothes don’t fit properly any longer
Clothes that don’t fit properly any longer are one of the most obvious signs that you need to start working out, so don’t wait any longer and become a member of your local gym as soon as possible. So, if you don’t feel comfy in your favorite pair of jeans as they suddenly got too tight, it’s a clear sign that you should get active and lose weight. The same goes for any other clothing item, and you know what? It’s particularly true for your underwear, so pay close attention to your bra and panties and remember that these will feel super uncomfortable once they get too tight. If that doesn’t motivate you to start working out, we don’t know what will!
You’re experiencing knee and joint pain
Knee and joint pain are quite common when you’re overweight, and that’s also true for your hips and back. Those few extra pounds of weight are often the biggest trigger, but we have to mention a sedentary lifestyle which can cause knee, joint, hip, and back pain, too. So, if you’re experiencing any of these, be sure to start working out regularly. Low-intensity activities are a good way to go, so pick walking or swimming and start shedding those pounds. Also, you can add curcumin supplements to your diet, because curcumin can help with joint inflammation.
You have trouble sleeping
Insomnia is quite common among people who aren’t physically active, and it’s undoubtedly one of the most awful things to go through – especially when you’re super tired. In case you didn’t know, regular physical activity can relieve the symptoms of stress and anxiety and help your body get enough restorative sleep, which is exactly what your body needs. Besides that, you won’t feel as sleepy during the day once you start working out, so make sure to exercise for at least 30 minutes daily and you’ll see that physical activity will gradually beat your insomnia!
You feel moody more often
Even though physical activity (or the lack of it) is the last thing that comes to your mind when it comes to your bad moods, we have to say that it definitely plays a huge role here. In fact, working out regularly can significantly improve your mood and make you feel much better about yourself. Physical activity is said to combat low-level depression, which means that lack of exercise can be responsible for your feelings of anger, sadness, frustration, and fearfulness. Apart from that, working out will boost your dopamine and beta-endorphins and therefore improve your mood, so give it a try and you won’t regret it!
You can’t climb a set of stairs in one go
Do you remember the last time you tried to climb a set of stairs and you failed to do it in one go? How did you feel? We reckon that you felt quite frustrated and even worried, which is why we have to say that finding yourself out of breath frequently is one of the most common signs that you need to exercise more. Yes, it’s possible to climb a set of stairs without feeling completely exhausted and out of breath, so start working out and improve your breathing with exercise. Your body will be more than thankful for that!
As you can tell, there truly are a lot of signs which tell you that you should start working out, and these five are the most common ones you should bear in mind. All you have to do is to get physically active the next time you feel down or exhausted, fail to climb a set of stairs, experience knee, back, or joint pain, or feel uncomfortable in your favorite clothes. That’s the key to success!
Peter Minkoff is a guest writer. He is an editor at High Style Life