By Batista Gremaud
Most people desire to look and feel great, be more flexible, and have a better range of motion. However, when mundane things like putting on or taking off socks, tying shoelaces, and going up or down a flight of stairs become a chore, freedom of movement needs attention. Lack of physical activity—exercise—can be the cure.
There was a drastic decrease in the number of people exercising in gyms and outdoors during the pandemic effect of lockdown. Antidepressant drug purchases spiked by 34 percent in 2020. Insomnia, anxiety, and other mental health conditions have reached an all-time high.
The Mind-Body Connection
Think about this: being physically fit is linked to success in both work and life. Why? Because working out regularly helps improve your thinking skills and makes it easier to solve problems. Plus, it gives you more energy and makes you feel happier and less stressed.
How do you feel about incorporating a daily fitness routine into your life? Some people find they succeed when they commit to doing something active for 15 minutes daily. Others enjoy an hour at the gym six days a week, with one day of rest. However, having a positive attitude about adding fitness and exercise to your daily routine is essential, no matter what kind of routine you choose.
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Feeling better and having a sense of physical strength and stamina lifts all areas of life; it boosts confidence, self-esteem, and charisma. Investing time and committing to regular exercise increases the odds of reaching your full potential and reaching the goals you aspire to achieve for yourself.
Enlisting physical fitness develops the fundamental knowledge base and creates a mindset you nurture to achieve what seems impossible—determination, dedication, consistency, focus, self-confidence, and patience.
Are you plagued with back pain and fatigue?
For those who do not participate in an exercise routine, back pain, stress, and fatigue are the reasons for a failure to tend to physical strength. Indeed, back pain, anxiety, and fatigue are also why they miss work and are criticized for decreased productivity. Yet, the very thing that commitment to a structured, balanced exercise program does is to relieve back pain, reduce stress, and negate fatigue. When those three issues resolve, improved job performance and athletic abilities increase a person's quanta of joy.
Change your mindset
Excellent physical health, indeed, starts with a good mindset. Getting to that mindset is sometimes easier said than done. Like everything else, positive, repetitive action-taking steps cultivate an optimistic attitude. It can be difficult—feeling isolated by working out at home, by yourself—to remain positive. Human beings are social creatures by nature.
It's time to look forward, past the pandemic, and consider the value of a gym membership. Brand-name gyms have changed. Some of these million-dollar facilities now offer a country club atmosphere for health improvement without a high price tag for membership.
Having a place to go for a dedicated workout is valuable. It is a space where you can replenish your body and mind and share quality time with others of like mind in a fun, easy-going, protected environment.
Stay motivated by cultivating new friendships and engaging with people seeking to reach common goals regarding physical health. The laughter, high fives, and words of encouragement from the bonds made by fellow gym members are things money can't buy.
If joining a gym is impossible, here are some ways you can substitute constructive habits for unproductive daily habits:
Schedule a workout instead of watching TV
Eat fresh food at home instead of fast food from restaurants
Drink water before and after enjoying an alcoholic beverage
Commit to ensuring good sleep by eliminating electronic use at night
Take charge of your time management: stop saying you have no time; instead, make time
Be grateful instead of blameful
Act more, talk less
Strive for excellence rather than settling for average
Treat all your relationships with honesty—enrich them with compassion, whether arriving at new ones, leaving old ones, or enjoying current ones
Building literal physical strength and better body balance through weightlifting lays the groundwork for building figurative strength. So make your body strong, and your inspiration and motivation will follow.
Dr Fitness USA THE SHOW aims to inspire a society of stronger people.
Batista Gremaud is the CEO and president of
Dr Fitness International, an International Body Designer, Strength Training Expert, No1 Best Selling author of Feminine Body Design, Empowering Fitness For A Pain-Free Life, co-creator of the Feminine Body Design online strength training mentoring system, co-host of the Esoteric Principles of Bodybuilding, Recipient of the most outstanding fitness program 2019 by The Winners Circle, Mastermind at Sea. and producer of the Dr Fitness USA’s THE SHOW.
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