Why Do I Need to Hit the Gym?

gym woman standing surrounded by exercise equipment

Why can’t the gym be caressed as I lay in comfy pajamas with a hot brewing cup in my hands? Well, according to various surveys, roughly 50%-60% of the 61 million US citizens having a gym membership don’t go to the gym. So you are not alone. However, paying a hefty amount and barfing laziness over the money, not worth it. It is very natural to feel insecure about one’s body while working out, thus missing gym to save face.

Or just skipping it out of laziness, but vital to understand how every contribution day after day will lead to a healthy mind and a body and eventually you, thanking yourself. So, we are here presenting you with a few reasons to choose equipment over comfort and sweat over the heat!

DisciplineWoman in black tank top and black shorts sitting on floor in gym

The foremost reason is discipline. Fighting the urge to stay in bed and pushing yourself every day to work bit by bit towards your goal will inculcate a sense of discipline and responsibility. And this is a skill that will not only help you achieve a healthier body but will prove to be valuable in every aspect of life.

Get Fit

That’s it. It is that simple. Getting fit is a reason big enough to hit it. Time after time, we have harped about the growing obesity and hormonal problems increasingly faced by lazier generations. So, you might want to stay away from all the jarring conditions and rather spend that time enjoying a healthy life.

Feel-Good Factor

Once you start seeing the difference in your body and health – you automatically start gaining more confidence about your achievement and start feeling good about yourself. Gives a kind of pep in your step.

Stress Buster

The gym will NOT tire you after or before work. Instead, it will energize you for the rest of the day and work as a great stress buster. It proves to be a great getaway where one only focuses on themselves, forgetting about all the surrounding worries and impending duties.

Boost Your Cognition

Exercise proves to be a great way to get your brain to function more optimally and retain information faster. This is a great tip for students and working professionals to boost their mental capacity under tremendous pressure.

Gym helps communityMental Health

Going to the gym ensures that you work out, which has a snowball effect on your mental health. Exercising and releasing happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine help you feel better emotionally and keeps you in a healthier state of mind.

Community and Friendships

When you go to the gym, you see familiar faces and befriend a healthy community over time! A group of workout buddies is a great way to stay focussed, accountable, and have fun at the same time. These friendships are very beneficial because they might help you achieve your goals through your friends’ prior experiences.

Trainers

Workouts can be performed at home, in parks, or just about anywhere spacious. But a gym has an additional facility of a trainer who is a mentor that facilitates precisely every exercise and meal to a healthier you.

After an exhaustive list, we hope you cull at least one of these, which might stick to you and give you a reason, riveting enough to get yourself to do something, your future you would thank you for!

About the Author – Khushi Singh is a final-year student at Manipal Institute of Communication.

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