In this post, we will answer the question of “Why is it important to have a regular exercising schedule?”. We will go into all the reasons why sticking to a regular workout plan is the best way to reach your fitness goals.
What Is A Workout Plan?
A workout plan is essentially a ‘roadmap’ that clearly identifies what you need to do to reach your desired fitness level. It could take you through all the steps that will allow you to complete your first triathlon, lose weight, or simply improve your fitness.
A regular exercising schedule lets you know that you are on track to reach your goals. It gives you consistency, increases your fitness level, improves your health, and generates a greater sense of mental well-being.
There are many different exercises that could form your workout plan. They will work your muscles, burn calories and improve your flexibility and range of motion. Which ones you do will all depend on your end fitness goal.
Top 8 Ways A Regular Exercising Schedule Benefits Your Body And Brain
1. Exercise Makes You Happier
A regular exercising schedule boosts your mood while reducing feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress. So it is easy to see why active people are always happy.
The reason for this is that exercising regularly makes your body release endorphins, which enhance your mood. You will probably have noticed this after a cardiovascular workout. Which is enhanced by a sense of achievement.
On the flip side of this, you may have experienced a decline in your mood and energy if you haven’t exercised in a few days or weeks. Therefore, sticking to a workout plan will keep your energy levels up, making you feel invigorated physically and mentally.
Your muscles will develop, and your mind will deal with stress much better, allowing you to relax when you need to.
2. Exercising Regularly Helps With Weight Loss
Exercising regularly is key to maintaining or losing weight. This is because exercise burns calories, which sheds weight, as long as you burn more than you consume.
Intense exercise burns more calories, but simple activities like walking positively impact weight loss. Therefore, exercising regularly will burn off more calories over time. But don’t expect it to happen quickly; just be consistent over several weeks, and it will start to happen.
3. Combat Health Conditions
Staying active will reduce the likelihood of many debilitating health problems. No matter your weight or fitness level, exercise keeps your blood flowing, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Health problems that can be prevented by regular exercise include:
- Metabolic syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Many types of cancer
4. A Regular Exercising Schedule Boosts Your Energy
We have already touched on how exercising regularly gives you energy. But it is worth going into it in a little more detail. If you find walking around, doing jobs around the house or just feeling a bit…meh, regular exercise will give you the boost you need.
Incorporating a regular exercise schedule into your life will improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. This is because exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle day to day life.
5. Sleep Like A Baby
Many things in our lives cause us to sleep poorly. Lack of sleep makes us feel horrible, but it can also cause health problems.
If you exercise regularly, you will fall asleep faster and have a better and deeper night’s sleep.
However, remember when we said exercise gives you energy? Well, make sure you don’t exercise too close to bedtime, so you are not too energised to fall asleep!
6. You Don’t Have To Just Sleep In Bed!
Some people feel too sluggish or out of shape for intimate moments. Your regular exercising schedule will give you the energy and self-confidence to boost your sex life.
You will feel better about your physical appearance, and your performance in the bedroom will be enhanced. These are things that are compromised by less active lifestyles.
So hitting the gym or going for a run often will enhance your life in a way you may not have thought of 😉
7. Exercise Is Fun And Social
Social interaction is essential for our mental health; it is also great fun. Whether you have a quick chat with someone in the gym or take part in a group bike ride, or class, these engagements make us happy.
Group activities also motivate us to work harder and stick to our workout plans. There is always encouragement and often a little bit of friendly competition to spur us on.
For example, you can take a TRX class at The Hive, go on a group ride or trail run. If you can find a physical activity you enjoy, it will make your workouts more fun. If you don’t like it, try something different until you find something that suits you.
After each session, you can always recover with a healthy lunch or smoothie at Wild Beets.
8. Regular Exercise Can Fix A Whole Host Of Problems
Modern life requires us to sit at computer screens more and move less in our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, our bodies don’t like to stay still for too long, which causes all sorts of problems.
You may feel stiff, have a bad back, sore shoulders and neck. If this sounds familiar, moving more will undoubtedly help, as long as it is done in the right way.
By seeking professional help, your workout plan can incorporate exercises that will target problematic areas. The exercises will ease you in safely and give you a platform to build on.
Once you start to see improvements, you will be able to push on with your ultimate fitness goals.
Get Your Own Workout Plan
You can create a workout plan yourself if you have some knowledge and are prepared to do lots of research. However, you are relying on what you find on the internet. This may not be the best approach, especially if you have underlying problems.
Another way to get a workout plan is to get a professional to create one for you. Here is how a trainer can help you:
If you discuss your goals with a trainer, they will create a workout plan for you to reach them. They will know what exercises to start you on and update your plan as you get fitter.
Your trainer will adapt your schedule according to your progress, fatigue levels and time constraints. This dynamic approach will help you get to your goals quicker.
When you create your own exercise schedule, you may be tempted to push too hard too soon. This can cause injuries and set you back in the early days of your journey.
A trainer will make sure you do exercises with proper form and at the right frequency. This way, you will stay safe while working out, reducing your risk of injury.
Your trainer will keep an eye on your fatigue levels, so they will give you an easier week to allow you to recover. This way, you shouldn’t get too run down or ill.
Accountability And Support
It doesn’t take much for us to slip out of a routine, even if it is good for us. But being under the watchful eye of a trainer helps keep you disciplined.
A trainer will regularly check in on you to see how you are getting on. This support spurs you on to keep going and pushing towards your goals.
Let Us Create A Plan For You
At The Hive, we can create the perfect workout plan to help you reach your goal. You don’t need regular personal training sessions, but we can guide you every step of the way.
We create workouts based on your goals and send them to you via an app. Each week, we update the workouts and monitor your progress. This works especially well if you use a heartrate monitor.
The workout plans can incorporate running, swimming, cycling or gym work. They may even include our classes, such as yoga, body conditioning, TRX and more.