written by Katharine Sniffen
Exercising daily can yield results that are physical in nature, such as looking fit and fab, maintaining or losing weight, and improving strength and endurance. But aside from it being one of the three New Year's resolutions you ought to stick to, regular exercise also yields benefits far beyond the physical ones, as it can improve your mental health. Read on to find out how.
Exercise improves well-being
HelpGuide points out in 'The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise' how regular physical activity is an investment you can make for your mind, body, and soul. When this investment becomes ingrained in your lifestyle, it will foster a sense of self-worth. In other words, it gives you confidence because you'll feel good about yourself knowing that you're looking and feeling better. Moreover, meeting your exercise goals, whether big or small, will give you that sense of achievement, thus making you feel even better about yourself. These positive...
Here are my top 3 big hitters on how to completely change your body and your life in 2020!
These simple, actionable steps will change the game:
1. Intermittent Fasting
Why is it so effective?
Mentally: It lays out clear parameters so you eliminate the “should I or shouldn’t I?” mental back and forth that will derail your nutrition goals eventually. You make the rule once, kick decision fatigue to the curb, and adapt to an extremely maintainable lifestyle. Soon it becomes second nature.
Physically: It allows your body the time it needs to use up the energy from the food you’ve given it and tap into your fat stores. This has powerful, positive long-term effects on blood sugar management, one of the biggest players in maintaining a healthy body weight. I recommend a 16:8 Intermittent Fasting window, meaning you eat within an eight-hour window each day and don’t eat the other 16.
2. Exercise Every Day
Sound like a lot to take on? Here’s why...