Why its important to stay connected and 7 reasons to keep up your exercise

During this time of Self isolation and short spells outside, its easy to become less connected.

In this day and age we can all stay connected easily and that’s why we have created the Everybodys gym group on Facebook. Here we can give advice and have live workouts to keep you guys healthy throughout this period.

7 reasons to keep up with your exercise

1. Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.

Regular trips to the gym are great, but don’t worry if you can’t find a large chunk of time to exercise every day. Any amount of activity is better than none at all.

2. Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight is, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol, and it decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many health problems and concerns, including:

Stroke
Metabolic syndrome
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Depression
Anxiety
Many types of cancer
Arthritis
Falls
It can also help improve cognitive function and helps lower the risk of death from all causes.

3. Exercise improves mood
30 mins of exercise will release the right endorphins to lift your mood

4. Exercise boosts energy
Winded by shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance.

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 daily chores.

5. Exercise promotes better sleep
Struggling to snooze? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster, get better sleep and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to go to sleep.

6. Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life
Do you feel too tired or too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Regular physical activity can improve energy levels and increase your confidence about your physical appearance, which may boost your sex life.

But there’s even more to it than that. Regular physical activity may enhance arousal for women. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise.

7. Exercise can be fun … and social!
Exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable. They give you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting.

The bottom line on exercise
Exercise and physical activity are great ways to feel better, boost your health and have fun. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends:

At least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread this exercise throughout the week. Examples include running, walking or swimming. Even small amounts of physical activity are helpful, and accumulated activity throughout the day adds up to provide health benefits.
Strength training exercises for all major muscle groups at least two times a week. Examples include lifting free weights, using weight machines or doing body-weight training.
Spread your activities throughout the week. If you want to lose weight, meet specific fitness goals or get even more benefits, you may need to ramp up your moderate aerobic activity to 300 minutes or more a week.

Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any concerns about your fitness, haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis.

Gym confidence update

📣📣UPDATE FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE📣📣

The health and wellbeing of our members is our number one priority.

We are following the UK government’s advice given today (20th March) and we will be closing the gym at 9pm tonight until further notice.

We want to reassure all our members that we are currently working through different solutions to preserve membership and personal training bookings.

We are monitoring the situation alongside government advice and will share information as to when we can re open.

Please keep an eye on our social media and on the blog section of the website for updates on Monday the 23rd of March.

Thanks for your continuing support and we shall see you all soon,

The Everybody’s Gym Team

Exercise and Mindset

Why do people fail at committing and sustaining an exercise program? It is a question that I have thought about extensively! I do know there are some things we can do to put ourselves in a better place mentally before, during, and after exercise to want to repeat it week after week.

1. It needs to purposeful. We need to develop a set of reasons that genuinely inspire us to commit to a lifestyle of health and fitness. Take a few minutes and write down the reasons why you would like to be fit. What is the payoff to feeling and looking good? How will it benefit you? What will it do for your family? There are many questions you can ask yourself, but the bottom line is that you need the right reasons to do it day after day. One of my purposes or reasons for exercising is that it fits into my job description as a personal trainer and gym owner. I could still be effective in those duties based on my knowledge alone, but how much would they listen to me if I wasn’t in good shape? I also want my family to be fit and live a healthy lifestyle, so I have to model the correct behavior to them. The third reason for me is that I feel so much better when I exercise. I have more energy. I think better and have more clarity in my day to day living. Most importantly, I feel more at peace after I work out. Exercise calms the mind and is a meditative experience.

2. We need to tell ourselves the right things. What we say to ourselves is a direct reflection on our attitudes, effort, and habits. Are you telling yourself that exercise is “fun” or are you saying to yourself that it is boring, painful, or hard?” If you are saying those negative statements to yourself, you need to start telling yourself more resourceful things. “I feel so good after I exercise.” “Exercise helps me to sleep better at night.” “After I work out, I feel a sense of accomplishment, and I am proud of myself for doing it.” Any long-term behavior starts in your mind. At first, it is repeatedly telling yourself the right things to get you going. After a time, it becomes a habit.

3. Exercise needs to be in your schedule. When we schedule anything, it is a priority for us to complete. We all begin our day thinking about what is on our “to-do” list. A work out needs to be one of those items on your list. If it is scheduled, it becomes essential for you to get it done — the more specific you are, the better. What time will it be? What will you be doing in the workout?

4. Visualize your success. What does it look like to have the body you want? How does it feel to be in great shape? What do your loved ones say to you about your improvement? When we spend a little time in our mind imagining our success, we move in the direction of what we repeatedly see ourselves becoming. Take a few minutes each night before falling asleep, visualizing the person you want to be. Hear the voices of those around congratulating you for your achievements. See yourself exactly as who you want to be. With repeated “training,” your mind will move your physical body in the direction of what you consistently imagine.

5. Find an accountability partner. This person can be a person you work out with each day or someone who holds you accountable for what you say you are going to do. I always regularly have accountability partners. It is a powerful motivator when we know someone is keeping “tabs” on us. None of us like to have that conversation telling someone we did not follow through with a commitment. Someone who cares about us, a true accountability partner, will keep you to your word and not allow you to bail on what you say you want to do.

We hope this helps you on your fitness Journey – EVERYBODY’testimonialsS GYM TEAM