Workout Motivation Advice To Get You Through A Workout
It’s hard keeping motivated to go to your training session, especially after a tough day. That’s why we’ve come up with a mental tick-list of all the great things you’re going to get from it.
Read on for 4 great reasons why you need today’s workout:
Reduce feelings of stress
Think about how you’ll feel after your workout. You’re not imaging that post-exercise high. Exercise is clinically proven to help mood. In fact, a 2002 study by the Cooper Institute, Colorado, found that exercise is an effective treatment in mild to moderate depressive disorders.
Keep your metabolism running faster
Muscle burns more energy than fat, so by boosting your muscle mass, you’ll be burning more calories – even when you’re not at the gym.
It will help you sleep better tonight
According to a 2013 survey, vigorous exercisers are almost twice as likely as non-exercisers to report that they had a good night’s sleep every night or almost every night during the week. They also are the least likely to report sleep problems.
You can give yourself a treat straight afterwards
Consuming around 20g of protein after exercise will aid muscle growth and muscle rebuilding. It’s also a good idea to add some carbohydrates after exercise - so a good, high-protein and carbohydrate snack after a workout will be a treat as well as a vital step on your way to your fitness goals. A win-win situation.
While it’s easy to give workout motivation, it’s harder to walk the walk. Take these tips into account and go and achieve your fitness goals. You won’t get them by lying down.