The Benefits of Exercise


As soon as I came back from my romantic weekend getaway, I wanted to make a note to myself of why exercising was important. After all, my dislike for exercise usually outweighs the technical benefits. As long as I’m still skinny, who cares about exercise? I knew this would be my attitude. So as a reminder to myself, I wrote a list of all the benefits of exercise for me:

  1. My heart doesn’t feel squished any more when I run up the stairs.
  2. I can climb hills with my husband without feeling winded.
  3. I will feel healthier in my old age instead of being in constant pain.
  4. I will have more energy as a result of exercising.
  5. Stress relief.
  6. Toned, better-looking body.
  7. More strength.
  8. Better sleep because my heart rate will be slower during sleep.
  9. More fit to do activities with my children, such as hiking and camping. More endurance to do such things.
  10. I won’t get fat.
  11. I won’t get injured as easily if my muscles are stronger.
  12. My back won’t go out as often, and when it does, it will heal faster.
  13. I will get fewer illnesses.
  14. I will be able to do daily tasks with greater ease.

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8 Responses to “The Benefits of Exercise”

  1. Keep talking. I’m listening…

  2. eliza28 says:

    I really needed this one today. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Anna-Marie says:

    My New Years resolution is to lose weight and exercise…we just joined the Y this week.

  4. JJ says:

    Number 11 is really speaking to me right now! I never really thought of exercise as injury prevention. Good thought! Thanks so much!!

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