Staying in shape is important. It keeps you healthy and extends your life. But it also makes you feel better. Your physical, mental and emotional health is stronger when you are healthy. Of course, physical exercise is only part of the battle. You also need to eat well and get plenty of sleep.
But when it comes to being active, one of the biggest motivators is dressing the part. When you look good, you feel good, and you can things well. So to get yourself ready for a regular exercise routine, you need to get yourself some stylish activewear. It will help you achieve a better workout, and you'll also look younger. Think about it- most people who stay fit are young, right? So the association between activewear
and physical activity is youth.
Here are some other reasons to sport some stylish active attire:
• You can more easily see the progress your body has made.
Since activewear is usually tight fitting, you can watch as your flab gets fit and your skin gets thin. Choose tops that show off your stomach and bottoms that define your legs.
• You can see the areas that need the most work.
You don't want to pick yourself, or your body apart, but activewear helps you see which parts of your body might benefit from some tightening and toning.
• It pushes you to look good for potential suitors.
If you know that people are going to see you exercising, wearing stylish activewear is just one more way for you to push yourself to get fit.
Maybe you don't feel comfortable wearing exercise clothing that is tight, or that highlights the areas of your body that you want to work on. But if you really get a good workout, you're going to sweat and get your heart rate going. You want to make sure that you are wearing clothing that allows you to breathe and keeps you cool. Most activewear is made to serve that purpose, so it is beneficial to wear it instead of clothing that you might feel more comfortable in. You can always start your daily routine at home and then venture outside once you're more comfortable in your skin.
If you're a beginner at the whole exercise thing, or you want to start small, here are a few easy ways to get more physical in your daily routine:
• Take the stairs instead of the elevator
• Park your car far from where you need to go
• Eat your lunch outside if the weather is nice
• Cook dinner at home instead of eating out
You might wonder how the last two bullet points will help you get more fit. The truth is, the more time you spend outside, the more likely you are to keep spending time outside. It helps encourage you to get out and walk, or explore the outdoors through things like hiking or biking. Likewise, cooking at home encourages a healthier diet, and even the smallest bit of moving around your kitchen is better than sitting in your car to order less healthy food.
Once you've established a routine that you feel good about, get yourself some stylish activewear to go along with it. You'll look and feel younger, and you'll live much longer.
Written by guest blogger Bella Gocher