Benefits of and motivation for physical activity

The benefits of physical activity are many and can put you on a path to a greater level of health and wellness. Take up those physical activities that work for you as part of your daily routines. Mayo Clinic lists the following benefits:

1: Exercise controls weight

2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases

3: Exercise improves mood

4: Exercise boosts energy

5: Exercise promotes better sleep

6: Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life

7: Exercise can be fun

Motivation is personal and it is wise for you to look within yourself and explore what is motivating you to act before developing and initiating a plan to get more physical activity.

What is motivating you to take steps towards improving your fitness level? Is is the threat of illness, the joy of being able to do physical activities you love out in nature, the need to keep up with your active children or maybe just the thrill of competition? Make a list of what is motivating you to get fit.

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